Quickest way to sell your home?

Asked by Reinita Lax, Lakeland, TN Thu Jul 14, 2011

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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Thu Jul 14, 2011
If SPEED is truly your number one priority, then PRICE is, at best SECOND.
Now, if you are saying this, do you really mean it?
Because, before you're through, push is going to come to shove!

1.) You MUST have a good Realtor working for you
2.) You must listen to them, (believe me, this is not taken for granted.
3.) It would be better if the House was VACANT, but, if not;
4.) Pack up everything that you are not using on a daily basis
5.) This would include half of the furniture, all of the nic-nacs, all of the personal stuff like photos, and almost all of the toys,(assuming that you have tots).
6.) It would probably be a good idea to pack up the STEREO and all the TV's. (Try to live without them for a while.
7.) I've heard it said that when you commit to selling your house, it is no longer YOUR house, it belongs to the BUYER!
8.) Keep up with the laundry, no clean or dirty laying around.
9.) Pack up most of the Kitchen, pans, dishes, utensils, extra food. Pack the toster over, it looks bad on the counter, (You can keep the Microwave, because you use it all the time, but I really don't like it setting on the counter.)
10.) Hardly anything on the counters.
11.) No burned out light bulbs
12.) Trim all the bushes away from the house.
13.) Get a storage Unit for a couple months; you can't stack everything in the garage, it looks tacky.
14.) If you're not committed enough to do 1-14, stop here; it won't work!
15.) Decide, with your Realtor what you want to sell the house for, and,
16.) Take another 10-15% off.
17.) Inthe first two weeks, you will have the "WOW" factor; do two OPEN HOUSES with lots of signs directing traffic to your house. Bake bread or cookies just before the Open House starts. Let the Realtor do the Open House alone; go shopping or to the park.

The first Offer(s) you get will probably be even lower than your List; do not panic! Any offer is a good thing; they want the place; now all you're doing is negotiating the price.

Isn't this fun?

Good luck and may God bless
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Bryson Cayson, Agent, Germantown, TN
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Call me @901-553-8150 I will be happy to assist!
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Diana Ramirez, Agent, Garland, TX
Sat Jun 29, 2013
Be very sincere with your efforts to sell your home. You must hire a real estate professional. You've already received so much great advice. Just follow it.
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Fred Herman, Agent, Staten Island, NY
Sat Jun 29, 2013
hire a Realtor yesterday.

the other comments you received covered it all.

did you hire a Realtor yet??? There are many great agents that service your area here on Trulia; Call a few asap.
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Laura Gaither, Agent, Bartlett, TN
Sat Jun 29, 2013
Reinita, You have been given some great advice. If you need any help or have any questions about our local market, email me at laura.gaither@crye-leike.com
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Despina Gian…, Agent, Houston, TX
Thu Jul 14, 2011
Hi Renita.

The fastest way to sell your home is to hire an experienced agent in your area. Your home needs to be priced well, which is where an agent can come in and help you determine the best price based on comparable "sold" homes and "active" homes in the neighborhood. The most attention a home gets from potential buyers is in the first couple of weeks, so a well priced home will sell fast!

Despina Giannakis
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Thu Jul 14, 2011
List with an agent; price on target and as competitively as needed....
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