Preparing To Sell Your
makes one house go on the market, have a number of showings in the first week
and have a contract in place shortly thereafter, while an apparently similar
house sits on the market for months? Of course, luck may have a little to do
with it, but there is a good chance that the quick selling house (and its owner)
was prepared to sell while the other house and owner was not.
Steps for Helping Your House to Sell Quickly
yourself to sell your house. Do your best to see the house, no longer as your home,
but as a product to be marketed. This takes some work, especially if you
have been in the home for a number of years and have many memories there,
but it is necessary if you want to maximize your potential.
out your curb appeal. Drive up to your
property as though you were a buyer seeing it for the first time.
Go by in different directions, slowly and see if there is anything
that you can do to add to the curb appeal.
Stand back and look at your house as objectively as possible. Would you
buy this home? Ask friends and neighbors to do the same, asking them to be
totally honest. Overlooking flaws could cost you money! Get them fixed
before you put the house on the market.
what is necessary to make your house stand out from the competition.
Make certain that your house is fresher, cleaner, and better maintained.
Familiarize yourself with effective marketing and advertising
most of the "imprint" that you have made on the house.
Having a few family pictures around is fine, but if your house is a
"shrine" to your family--walls full of personal pictures--you
should take some steps to depersonalize it. Buyers must be able to
envision themselves in the house.