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The Secret to Selling Your Home in 14 Days

February 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 119

So do you need advice on selling your home? Here it is. I went to a home the other day that sold in 14 days. This is in a market that usually takes 200 days or more to sell a home, and this is if it is priced correctly. Here's what I noticed about the home that sold in 14 days.

Make sure that your home is priced correctly. I mean really priced correctly. Look the Realtor in the eye and tell them you want your home sold in 1 month. It does happen, but only if your home has all of the right stuff. This means that your home must be priced correctly. First, find out what your Realtor thinks your home is worth and find out the WHY. Most comps that I've reviewed from Realtors will take an average of the sales in your area. DON'T do this. Have your Realtor find recent sales (within six months), pending sales and active listings and really look at the comps. Use homes that are really comparable to your home. Now that you know what your home is worth, you want to sell your home and fast. Read on.

Get your home ready for sale. This is when your Realtor will shine. First look for any noted or needed repairs that make your home ugly. If your home needs paint, paint it, paint everything that you can. Paint makes things look good, so don't be cheap here. If you have to, paint your dog. But make sure you use neutral colors and make sure you paint correctly. I went to a foreclosure the other day when they couldn't figure out how to paint and they slopped paint all over the new trim, the carpet and the flooring.

Check the major items (such as plumbing, lights, furnace, air conditioner, hot water tank) around your home and make sure that are in good working order. Clean the moss off of the roof. Replace the roof, if it shows signs of being at the end of its life cycle (curling shingles). Replace any broken windows or fix any windows that have broken seals and are showing fog or water build up or mildew in them.

Mow the grass. Plant lots and lots of colorful, smell good, flowers. Remove all of the clutter in your home. Act as if you are going to buy your home. Now start cleaning, removing and organizing. It is one of the cheapest ways to be sure your home sells. The home that sold in 14 days was spotless. The landscaping was new and crisp with new. The grass was dark green. There was a new concrete drive to the new two car garage. Next to the garage, there was a nice play area with a separate play area from the grass. This is before I went into the home. This is my first impression and sometimes this can sell your home. Now let's go inside.

While the cabinets were not new, the counter tops were new. The home was updated with all new bathroom, interior paint, lighting and electrical and new flooring. Now it was clear that the home owner spent a ton of money on this home. I wouldn't do this without consulting a professional, because there is a good probability that you will not get all of your money back out of these improvements, but if you've made these improvements over the years, all the better.

Make sure that your home has all of the correct permit history, because this is one of the biggest deal killers in this area. Major items need permit history. When the appraiser finds out that you added a second story, but didn't get permit history, the deal stops and you will not get to sell your home until you sort this out. Now that you've got your home ready to sell, it's time to market.

One of the things that Realtors will tell me is that a home owner has a better chance of selling their home if they are available to let the Realtor show the home. Bend over backwards to be sure that the Realtor can have access to your home any time he/she want to. They are trying to sell your home! If you are a difficult person, they will just go to the next home. And the next home may be the one the buyer buys. Don't give the Realtor a chance to go to another home.

Now ask the Realtor what they are doing to market your home. You want them to be aggressive and list at least ten things that they will be doing to sell your home. If they tell you they will only be listings the home in your local MLS and that's it, run and find yourself a Realtor that is willing to work and list your home in every on-line directory, newspapers, multiple MLS databases, classified ads in every city and State, high traffic websites, open houses, airports and magazines just to name a few.

If you've done all of these things and with a little luck, you'll sell your home like the owner above did. 14 days, that's all it took. Now go find a buyer.

Would you like to learn more about buying, selling, and refinancing a home from a real estate appraiser. if so, go to http://increasehomevalue.org

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