When it comes to selling a home, time is of the essence. Whether you’ve already identified a new home you’d like to purchase yourself, or you’re eager to get the deal done so you can move on, selling a home quickly is more profitable and less stressful.
At San Diego Residential Property Management, we have an excellent track record of moving our properties from listed to sold with speed and efficiency. Today, we’re sharing seven important steps that need to be taken if you want to sell your home in record time.
1. Work with a Licensed San Diego Realtor
The first and most important thing you can do is pick the right professional.You need a San Diego real estate agent who understands the market and has a lot of great connections in the community and the industry. You want an agent who understands the urgency of selling quickly and for the right price. Interview a few agents, explore their reputations, and choose someone who seems to understand what you want and need out of the sales process.
2. Provide an Outstanding Product
Attractive, well-maintained homes in desirable locations sell the fastest. While there’s not a lot you can do about the location of your property, you can make sure it’s clean, de-cluttered, and appealing to potential buyers. Take care of minor repairs and invest in some simple and cost-effective upgrades. Make changes that will help your home stand out from the competition.
3. Professional Staging and Photography
You want your potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the home. An empty home has its advantages; buyers can imagine their own furniture and belongings inside the space. A bit of staging goes a long way too, in making the home look presentable and comfortable. Whether it’s empty or occupied, make sure the photography is high quality and professional. People won’t get past the listing if there aren’t great photos to engage them. Make sure the pictures highlight the best parts of your home and give buyers a reason to go and see it.
4. Advertise the Home Widely
You should be able to rely on your real estate agent to handle the advertising and marketing of your home. Most of it is done online these days, but professional signage and good networking is also important. Discuss your marketing strategy with your agent, who should have additional ideas that may help the home sell faster.
5. Price the Home Correctly
Pricing can be emotional. There’s likely a specific number you have in mind when it comes to what you’re willing to sell your home for. That’s fine, but be prepared to remain flexible. If you want your home to sell quickly, it has to be priced competitively. Get to know the market before you decide on the price range you’re comfortable with.
6. Be Flexible with Showings
If you want to sell your home fast, you have to make it available for showings. When your agent wants to schedule open houses and showings, be as cooperative as you can. Make sure you’re not at the property, and take any pets with you. This will move the process along much faster.
7. Be Willing to Negotiate
Finally, be flexible and prepare to negotiate. Your buyers may want concessions for issues revealed in the inspection. They may be looking for a contribution to closing costs or a credit if your appliances or floors are worn. Most of what you’ll need to negotiate will depend on the market and your position. Rely on your Realtor to help you decide what you’re willing to budget on and what you’re going to hold firm on.
These are just some of the ways you can be sure to sell your home quickly. If you need help listing or selling, please contact us at San Diego Residential Property Management. We’d be happy to help you have a successful sales experience.