How to Attract Home Buyers—Fast

Posted by Gurpreet Ghatehora on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 at 10:19am.

If you need to sell your home in a hurry, you don’t just need to attract gawkers into your home; you need to attract serious home buyers—and lots of them.  Here are a few tips to help you attract real home buyers so you can sell your home fast.

1) Pictures.

These days, online listings are everything when it comes to real estate, but it isn’t quite as simple as slapping up the address and hoping people will come check it out.  You can seriously improve your odds of selling your home in a hurry by posting pictures—but you need to be careful.  Curb appeal is still an important aspect of selling your home, even in jpeg format.  Make sure your home is staged before you take your picture.  The lawns should be mowed, any painting and repairs should be complete (or at least not visible in the photo), and your gardens should be immaculate.  This might take a bit of foresight, though.  If you aren’t planning to sell your home until the fall, you will want to make sure you snap those photos when the flowers are still in bloom and the trees have their full foliage to capture the right effect.

2) Watch the décor.

If you are selling your home around a holiday, you may want to keep things in perspective.  Keep your decorations to a minimum to keep them from detracting from the home’s features.

3) Add a little warmth to the room.

Open those curtains, let the sunshine in, and turn the heat up!  If you are trying to sell your home when it is a little on the cool side out, then make sure the house is warm enough to make people want to stay inside.  On the other hand, investing in air conditioning can help you sell your house in the summer months.  Don’t underestimate the influence temperature can have on people.

4) Price your home accordingly.

A real estate agent can help you with this part if you aren’t sure.  Pricing your home too high can prevent it from selling—and the longer it sits on the market, the worse it gets.  Putting an accurate price on your home can ensure you get the right price without having to wait.

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