Friday, October 18, 2019 / by Jo Skipper
How to Sell Your Home Quickly
Did you just receive a job transfer or has your life recently changed and now you suddenly need to sell your home? Before you freak out, please take a look and examine our current housing market in Spokane and the surrounding areas. We are at a 1.2 months of inventory. That means that this is still a strong seller's market. If there were no current homes were listed in our current market with this level of activity, then we would run out of homes to sell to all of our buyers in 1.2 months. At the present time 65% of homes that are listed sell within the first 30 days. All of these homes that sell within the first 30 days have a 100% chance of receiving their full asking price.
If you find yourself needing to sell your home quickly there are a number of things that you can do that won't break the bank. The first thing you can do is look around: what have other homes in your area done when they have listed their house for sale? Spruce up your home with a fresh coat of paint or simply shampooing of the carpets. Clean your home like your relatives are going to come over for dinner! Any little chips or scrapes in the floor, countertops, or walls should be patched or repaired. This is the first thing that the eyes of a buyer are drawn to, unfortunately. Do what you can to remove any odors from your home. Remove excess clutter from inside your home and outside. Increase the curb appeal on the exterior of your home by removing any dead brush or leaves. Cover any chipped or peeling paint from the exterior and fix any damaged siding or shingles.
Have your real estate agent run through the house and offer any tips that he or she can see that a buyer may point out as well. Now once you're ready to sell make sure you can survive the showings. There will most likely be a number of showings right away if your house is priced correctly. Buyers are often frenzied and do not have time to work around your schedule and theirs for the appropriate time to show your home. If you need to sell your home fast then you need to make yourself scarce for any and all requested showings. Make sure you are prepared for open houses and any other events that your realtor would like to host at your home to bring in a buyer. Run through the title on your home to make sure there is nothing that will result in a hang-up at the last minute.
Work alongside your real estate professional to ensure all steps are taken 4 a quick and efficient sale.