if i want to sell my house ASAP, but know that i won't sell it fast what other options do i have to sell it quick?

Asked by Januszlegutko, East Stroudsburg, PA Sat Feb 6, 2010

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Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Sat Nov 27, 2010
To amplify, your best bet to sell quickly and for the highest price is to price correctly. A good agent can help you with this. Her experise and services should be well worth their expense. Price and exposure, the agent will help you with both.

Good luck to you,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
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Sellhousefast, , Lynbrook, NY
Fri Nov 26, 2010
You have two options you can sell it yourself or use a realtor. Selling it yourself it better because you save money. However there are flat fee realtors who can help you save money while giving you the Realtor experience. One or the other. Good luck!
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T.E. & Naima…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Sun Feb 7, 2010
Selling quickly may not be the right approach. Without knowing your motivation for selling as soon as possible, may I suggest that bringing in income to cover the mortgage payments is your primary objective and transferring title is the longer term objective.

Selling quickly implies that you don't have enough money to pay the mortgage on it, or else you will be moving somewhere else and needing to get housing there and can't afford to pay for both a home you own but don't occupy and a new place. Right?

Talk to your Realtor about leasing your home as soon as possible. If it won't generate enough revenue, then back to the drawing board, but if the rent will be just a little shy of your payments, give that more weight than throwing away thousands of dollars just to sell it quick. It would be better to lose a couple of hundred every month for a year than give away several thousand now. Don't you think?
Web Reference:  http://www.SumnerRealty.com
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Kathleen Beam, , Brodheadsville, PA
Sat Feb 6, 2010
Today's market is definitely different than what we are used to here in the Poconos. The first thing you need to determine is what is most important to you, money or time. Since you have chosen time you need to make your home the most attractive in the marketplace and pricing is not the only thing you should offer. A home warranty, selling agent bonus, or credit to buyers at closing are all good enticements. The other thing is marketing, make sure you are getting the most exposure possible!
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Michael Salf…, Other Pro, Lynnwood, WA
Wed Dec 14, 2016
Having problems selling your home because it is need of repair. If you need to sell your house quick and can sell for less, a cash for houses company like mine can help. Call our office give us the information we need. We evaluate your home and give you an offer. Get contractor estimates if it needs updates or repairs that way you know how much it costs. Fair and Fast cash offer!
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Waterwheel E…, Other Pro, Dallas, TX
Sun May 15, 2016
have you consider calling your local investors?
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Kelly, Home Seller, East Stroudsburg, PA
Tue Jun 4, 2013
Need to sell my home as soon as possible. Valued at 199,999 willing to sell for 170,000. Don't have much time
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Brooke Hengst, Agent, Centennial, CO
Fri Feb 17, 2012
Find a good agent and price it right!!!

Be ready to react to the market's feedback that you get when you home is listed. If you aren't getting showings or offers, lower the price.

Best of luck to you!

Brooke Hengst
Your Castle Real Estate
p: (720) 988-5952
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Scott Godzyk, Agent, Manchester, NH
Fri Feb 17, 2012
Your best option is to choose a full time, full service agent who is well experienced in your area. They can assess what the house is worth in todays market and simply price it at or just below market value. It does not take magic, it takes a good agent and the correct price.
Web Reference:  http://www.ScottSellsNH.com
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Dp2, , Virginia
Wed Feb 9, 2011
If you want to sell your property quickly, then you need to set your price/terms to deliver the best overall value in your neighborhood. The more flexible and creative that you are, the quicker you'll be able to sell.
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Monkey, Home Buyer, 00501
Wed Feb 9, 2011
go on your computer and see what houses in your street have sold for and when sold the amount that they sold for. Immediately drop your price to sell . I just viewed a house on 190 melrose terrace 18301 listed for 184,900 but I found that 189 melrose sold for 149.900, and it was larger so thats how you can sell fast in this market to see whats selling fast and at what price If you couls afford the diffence list and sell fast
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Gita Bantwal, Agent, Jamison, PA
Sun Feb 7, 2010
To sell a house quickly in any market, Price is the most important factor. Interview a few agents who know the area well ask them for their marketing plan and choose an agent who is easy to communicate with and who has a good marketing plan.. There are agents who do not return phone calls for a couple of days.
Once you select an agent, ask to see the list of similar homes in the area and price your home slightly lower than the competition. Make your house shine by getting rid of clutter and clean it thoroughly. The agent will give you tips on how to make your home show well. Make sure the home is easy to show even on short notice.Offer some incentive to buyer, like closing cost assistance. The right price, a good agent, and good marketing will give you the best opportunity to find the buyer looking to buy in this market.
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Brian J. McC…, Agent, Philadelphia, PA
Sat Feb 6, 2010
You can go to my website http://www.BMChomebuyers.com and fill out a registration form and I will get back to you within 24hrs to let you knowvexactly what I can do for you.

I look forward to talking to you soon.

Brian McCloud
Web Reference:  http://www.bmchomebuyers.com
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Keith Sorem, Agent, Glendale, CA
Sat Feb 6, 2010
I am a little confused by your question. I think what you are asking is "how can I sell my property for the most money quickly?", does that make sense?

The fact is that the properties that sell for the most money have these characteristics:
1. The property is in the best condition possible. Compared to the properties currently on the market that are direct competition, it looks the best.
2. The property is marketed to show off the features that buyers will place the most value. That means that the listing agent should be able to advise you what buyers are looking for in that price range, and showcase those features.
3. The property is marketed effectively. The easiest way to see how well a property is being marketed is to type the address in Google. You'll see all the different methods that the Realtor is using. It should appear in at least two or three pages in Google, which translates into 30-40 partner sites.
4. The property is priced slightly below market.

Know that the average property that is listed (75-80%) do not meet these characteristics. Make sure that your Realtor can explain to you their marketing plan, how it works, why it works, what results to expect, and how they will handle any problems that come up, particularly appraisal issues and buyer qualification.
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Lenny Frolov, Agent, Brooklyn Park, MN
Sat Feb 6, 2010
Price, price and price. That is the fastest way to sell a property.
Web Reference:  http://www.lennyfrolov.com
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Catherine "C…, Agent, Metuchen, NJ
Sat Feb 6, 2010
Hi Januszlegutko,
Welcome to Trulia.
As other agents mentioned PRICING is almost always a cure all in most local markets. You want to be the cheapest box of cereal...Especially when there are a lot of boxes and few buyers...That is if you are really serious about selling.
Also don’t forget that East Stroudsburg, PA buyer's agents might be reading this trail so do not provide more personal information that could identify your house. The last thing that you want is for buyers to know that you need to sell your house ASAP.
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Cheryl McDon…, Agent, Stroudsburg, PA
Sat Feb 6, 2010
Pricing is definitely the number one way to attract buyers - Think about what other ways we can make your house stand out and attract attention to buyer's. I would also suggest offering things to the buyer such as home warranties, closing costs, etc. You could also consider an auction, you may not get the proceeds you would get if you were more patient, but you certainly sell it faster. I would like to help you if you are not already working with a realtor you can contact me.

Cheryl J. McDonald
Fitzgerald GMAC Real Estate
12 South 6th Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
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Sean Dawes, , Philadelphia, PA
Sat Feb 6, 2010
Price it ahead of the market. This will encourage multiple offers very quickly if it is in good showing condition.

Sean Dawes
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Delia Peters…, , Jenkintown, PA
Sat Feb 6, 2010
Pricing your home in a tough market could be the best answer. Combine pricing with making sure everything in your home is presentable, clean and well maintained can be the deciding factor to a buyer in a market of many many options. Question for you though...why have you decided that your home won't sell fast? There are many factors in the equation of selling. Check with a few real estate agents that know your market. Have them take a look at your property and price it out. Don't necessarily go with the highest bidder so to speak. Take into consideration what is going on with homes already on the market and homes that have sold most recently. Closely examine what took place with homes in particular that sold in less than thirty days. Were they all newly renovated? Priced low, showed exceptionally well? Take a look at homes that are for sale and look through the eyes of a buyer...not a seller!
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Khrystyna Ch…, Agent, Downtown San Diego, CA
Sat Feb 6, 2010
1. If you need to sell it that quick, price it competitively at or below market value to generate offers.
2. List it with a company with proven record and can market it for you in e very possible way to get a lot of exposure.

Good luck,
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