After only 8 days on the market, my listing at 4404 Longfellow Street went under contract for $488,888. That was more than asking price! It took only 2 months from our first meeting to discuss the possibility of selling the house to the sellers having money in their hands.
Are you still thinking about selling in this incredible market? There are still many people on the hunt to buy houses. But with buyers impatient to get into their new home before the fall, you need to work fast.
Follow these tried and true tips to ensure the quickest sale possible.
1. Find the Right Real Estate Agent
If you want to sell your home fast, then the first step is to hire a real estate agent with specific local knowledge. I know the Route 1 Corridor neighborhoods like Hyattsville, Riverdale Park, College Park, Mt. Rainier and University Park like the back of my hand.
With my proprietary list of contacts, I get your listing in front of more qualified, local buyers than anyone else. I help with the entire process, from hiring a professional photographer to negotiating for the best price. Using my knowledge, experience and contacts, I identify the best probable buyers of your house and create a listing that sells to those buyers fast.
2. Price It to Sell
One of the most effective ways to sell your home fast is to price it competitively. If you price it too high, then your home will spend more time on the market. Also, if your home is overpriced, then you may end up selling it for less eventually—it will just take a lot longer.
I research comparable homes (aka “comps”) to help you set a realistic price. If you really need to sell fast, then consider pricing your home a little lower to attract interest (and maybe even spark a bidding war).
3. Clean, Declutter, and Make Quick Repairs
Buyers need to be able to picture themselves in the space, but they won’t be able to if your house is a mess. Give your home a thorough cleaning from top to bottom and get rid of clutter or store it off site. While you’re at it, rearrange the furniture so your home looks inviting and uncrowded.
While cleaning and decluttering, take care of the easy fixes:
Fix loose tiles
Tighten leaky faucets
Touch up paint
Tighten door knobs and handles
Remove carpet stains
Ready to meet in person?
Contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-413-4141. Hurry! This one won't last.
Who am I and how can I help you?
I'm Tamara Beauchard - realtor, architect
As a top-performing realtor with Re/Max Professionals, I handled nearly $12 million in real estate transactions this past year. I stay on top of the market to ensure that you are confident about the price and the process from our first meeting to the settlement table.
You have an architect on your side! My experience in the design and construction industry means that we can talk about renovations and improvements that will both beautify your home and improve it's resale value.