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Aprilann_19, Home Buyer in Vestal, NY

what types of things can I do to sell my house quickly?

Asked by Aprilann_19, Vestal, NY Thu Mar 28, 2013

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James Trevitt’s answer
A great question that's asked often. Relative to "quickly" the current average days on market in the Binghamton market is 115 days. The best general advice is clean up, throw out or put it away. Buyers expect a lot these days and have a good selection of homes to choose from. Its a competition out there for qualified buyers and you only get one shot at them - make it your best!

After you've removed the clothes that don't fit or are no longer in style from closets and the furniture you had in college, the house should look bigger. Move or toss furniture to create a better traffic pattern. Paint is the best bang for the buck. Sorry, but plain vanilla/beige still goes with most everything. If you're not a real interior designer, avoid getting too artsy. What looks cool on HGTV may cost you money in upstate NY.

Once you've tossed the junk, everything is spotless & all repair issues completed, the only thing left is price. All things being equal (they never are) the only way to to sell faster than the market average is with a better price. The opposite is also true ie; if your home has been on the market longer than the average ...its overpriced.

There's a ton of free advice and checklists on the internet about getting your home ready for sale. Become an informed consumer and when you think you're ready, call a good full-time agent to see how your home measures up to the market competition. Good Luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 29, 2013
Clean, Maintain, De-clutter, Fresh Paint, New carpet if possible, and Staging if you can. Staging is the biggest recommendation because Stagers can see things and put things where you and I might not realize in order to give the home a fresher look.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 8, 2014
This is a great question! Besides pricing your home competitively, the best thing you can do is make sure your house is in the best possible condition before it goes on the market and while it's on the market. Make sure your house is neat and clean; dust and clean surfaces and light fixtures. Keep floors clean and clear.

Definitely make sure you remove clutter. Put away laundry, toys, supplies, and so forth. Organize your closets so they look bigger. Sometimes buyers have a hard time seeing beyond the clutter, so presenting your house in the best possible way is important! Consider rearranging or removing some furniture, if necessary.

Is your house hasn't been painted in many years, or if you have bold colors or wallpaper, consider painting with neutral colors in order for your house to appeal to as many buyers as possible. Also, if you have any worn carpets, consider removing them or replacing them.

Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 5, 2014
Clean it very well including all hardware and light fixtures. Replace door hardware if you can afford it. Make sure the outside looks perfect too.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 12, 2013
In order to sell a home you must draw the buyer to your house and in!! Curb appeal is number one! Buyers do drive bys, and if the exterior of your home is not well kept or welcoming, they won't have any desire to see more.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 18, 2013
#1 is select the leading listing agent in your area who will guide yiou and stay with you through each steo of the selling process. Next price your home just below market value to attract the most potential buyers.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 29, 2013
I would select a Realtor that you would list your home with. They will give you ideas as to what you might do such as, de clutter, depersonalize, etc. They may also suggest a pre home inspection, this will give you the chance to fix any problems that may come up with a sale. And of course the price is very important, if it is priced right it will sell quickly.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 29, 2013
De clutter, clean out closets.. keep in mind that less is more!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 28, 2013
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