There are 2-key components of selling listings fast in this challenging real estate market. Price the home below market value, and below the value of competing homes of similar style in the area.
Have your home show better than all others on the market. Stage the home to Look Like a Model! Have your Seller consider making updates to make the home show better (new paint, carpet, and light fixtures). These enhancements make significant difference on first impressions of Buyers. 'Warm & Inviting!
De-Clutter and organize the home... Buyers see the home at face value-Eliminate all negatives.
Offer an incentive for a Buyer to purchase the home before a specific date ($5k bonus to Buyer if under contract by ...) Remember any incentives shoud be reflected on the HUD-1 Closing Statement.
Have your Seller Follow these ideas and you will get the home sold.
Best of luck,
David Jaffe-SRES, CDPE
Almost every Seller thinks their home is the best, or worth more than the market dictates and prices it at the top of the market range or higher, killing the possibility of offers or even lookers.
Make sure your home is "staged" well and the price is in sync with the market.. For quicker results, it should be priced at the bottom of the range.
Imagine your walking into your home as a buyer for the first time. How does it look?
Next, is the pricing issue. It must be priced very competively. Find a broker who is really committed to helping you sell it. It would be the broker selection that will really determine the web presence your home gets. If the broker uses the proper sites to advertise it, the coverage is almost exponential.
Best of luck!
Just kidding - about the praying, anyway! LOL - price it right and it should sell in 30 days. If it's not priced right, adjust it accordingly and it should sell in 30 days....