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April 18, 2018

A dozen tricks to sell your home quickly

If you’re looking to sell your home and start over elsewhere, you likely want the sale to happen as quickly as possible.

Read on for 12 tricks to sell your home fast:

1.) Price it right

Find out the true worth of your home, and then lower it 20%. You’ll have buyers rushing, and then bidding up the price to what you really wanted.

2.) Choose the right agent

Do your research before hiring a real estate agent. Your broker should have an excellent track record that includes recent sales and being updated on market trends. Be sure to ask for references and credentials, too.

3.) Let the light shine

Change your lampshades and use the maximum possible wattage for every light fixture in your home. You also can scrub your windows, remove the drapes, and let the sunshine in.

4.) Rent a storage unit

You want your house to be clutter-free and your closets to look as spacious as possible. To do this, you’ll probably need to get rid of half the stuff around your home and in your closets. Consider renting a mini storage unit to store your extra stuff until your house sells.

5.) Amp up your curb appeal

Attract buyers by sprucing up the exterior of your home. Splurge on a striking patio set, trim your shrubs, and plant some pretty flowers along your walkway.

6.) Focus on the kitchen

The kitchen is where it’s at. Depending on the state of your kitchen, you might want to do a quick remodel, including a fresh coat of paint, new cabinets and more. Remember: A buyer can easily shave $10,000 off the asking price by claiming your kitchen is outdated.

7.) Upgrade – but don’t go overboard

It’s okay to do some light remodeling throughout your home, but don’t go overboard. A paint job, new light fixtures, door handles, and rugs can do the trick.

8.) Make it impersonal

Get rid of your personal items before showing your home. You want visitors to envision their own belongings here, not yours.

9.) Market it yourself

Be your own best agent. Let everyone and their neighbor know you’re selling your home and be sure to speak in glowing terms about your house to anyone who asks for details.

10.) Make it sparkle

Don’t skimp on this one. Give your entire home a deep cleaning before showing it to buyers.

11.) Hide your pets

Not everyone is an animal lover. If you’ve got some furry critters at home, hide the evidence. If you’re hosting an open house, send your pets to a friend’s place for the day.

12.) Hire a professional

Consider hiring professional help for staging and photographing your home.

You’re all set. Now get out there and put your home’s best face forward.