Tips And Advice Selling Home Fast By Real Estate Professionals

This BLOG On Tips And Advice Selling Home Fast By Real Estate Professionals Was UPDATED On December 17th, 2017

Many home buyers have an existing home and need to sell the existing home to purchase the new home.

  • Other homeowners need to sale their homes fast due to a job loss, job transfers, or immediate relocation due to expanding family
  • Others want to downsize and need to sell their large home and buy a smaller home
  • The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage are direct lenders with no lender overlays on government and conventional loans
  • We understand the needs of homeowners who need to sell their homes to purchase another one
  • Real Estate Purchase Contracts With Contingencies such as a contingency of selling their current homes often are deal breakers on purchase contracts
  • The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage offers a short term bridge loan program where we will get homeowners with equity in their homes funding on their exiting property so they can use that towards their down payment on their new home purchase
  • This is a short term bridge loan for 90 days
  • Homeowners taking advantage of this bridge loan program can purchase the new home with no need of selling their exiting property

However, they need to still sell their exiting home. On this blog, we will offer tips and advice selling home fast.

Best Advice Selling Home For Sellers

The best Advice Selling Home fast is to seek the advice of a trusted real estate professional. The agent should know the area and be an experienced full time agent. It’s okay to hire a less experienced real estate agent but the rookie agent should co-partner with a veteran. Home Buyers and/or Homeowners need to get along with the agent. The realtor needs to understand the needs of the home buyer/seller and be accessible at all time. If the realtor has a delayed response in getting back to buyers/sellers, this will be problem and will not be a good fit.

  • The realtor can Advice Selling Home on how to window dress home in order to selling home fast for the least cost possible
  • Most of Advice Selling Home by realtors should not be expensive and many times will not cost anything
  • The realtor Advice Selling Home may be the following:
    • Clean up clutter
    • Do minor yard work
    • Clean windows
    • Organize garage
    • Rearrange furniture
    • Do some minor repairs or minor landscape

Tips And Advice Selling Home By Most Realtors

Most realtors advice selling home fast is to give potential home buyers a great first impression when buyers drive up to the listed home:

  • Make The Most Of First Impression for not just potential buyers but other realtors
    • Well-Manicured Lawn
    • Trimmed Shrubs
    • Clutter Free Porch
    • Clear Driveway with no vehicles or vehicle parked in garage
  • Paint is cheap and goes a long way
    • Paint exterior and interior if possible
    • If it is the fall, rake the leaves
    • If it is winter, shovel walkway and driveway
  • The fewer obstacles between potential buyers and true appeal of home, the better chance of getting offers

Get The Most Out Of Investment

A home is a person’s largest investment in their lifetime. Invest several hours to maximize profit from the sale of home.

  • Clean The Following:
    • Bathroom
    • Kitchen
    • Make sure garage, basement, attic, shed is clutter free If woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading and/or peeling, consider doing some minor restoration
    • Fresh Wallpaper adds charm and value to home
    • If time is a major obstacle and factor, hiring professional cleaning crew or painters will not break the bank
    • Home Buyers first impression is what sells homes
  • Light Bulbs & Leaky Faucets:
    • Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors sinks, and most home buyers will take leaky faucets as a sign of worn-out plumbing system
    • Burned out light bulbs and/or faulty wiring leave potential home buyers in the dark
  • Do Not Shut Out A Sale
    • If cabinets or closet doors stick in home, home buyers will pick this up
  • Safety:
    • Homeowners learn to live with all kinds of self-set booby traps:
      • Roller Skates On Stairs
      • Festooned Extension Cords
      • Slippery Throw Rugs
      • Low Hanging Overhead Lights
    • Make home as non-perilous as possible for uninitiated visitors

Advice Selling Home With Ample Space And No Clutter

A home that is overloaded with furniture and clutter WILL NOT sell.

  • Make sure to make room for space
  • Potential home buyers are looking for more than just comfortable living space
  • Most home buyers are looking for storage area
  • Attics, basements, closets, and other potential areas need to be clean, organized, and clutter free

Closets:

  • The better organized a closet is, the larger it will appear
  • Box up unwanted clothes and store them off site or donate them to charity 

Bathrooms:

  • Bathrooms sells homes
  • Let bathrooms shine
  • Repair damaged areas 
  • Caulk tub and shower areas
  • For added allure, display best towels, mats, and shower curtains

Bedrooms:

  • Wake up prospects to the cozy comforts of the home’s bedrooms
  • For a spacious look, get rid of excess furniture
  • Colorful bedspreads and fresh curtains are a must

Open Up During The Day

  • Let the sunshine in
  • Pull back curtains and drapes so potential home buyers can see how bright and happy the home is
  • Lighten up at night
  • Turn on the excitement by turning on all lights in the home: Both interior and exterior lights
  • When showing home in the evenings, lights add color and warmth and make potential home buyers feel welcome

Advice Selling Home On How To Treat Potential Home Buyers

Home Sellers should avoid crowd scenes:

  • Potential home buyers often feel like they are intruding when they enter a home that is listed
  • Home Buyers feeling like they are intruding will often not pay the attention the home deserves
  • They will most likely want to rush viewing the home
  • Keep the company presence to a minimum

Watch Pets:

  • Most folks love animals
  • However, this is not the case when it comes to showing the home
  • Keep pets out of the way so home buyers can concentrate with viewing home

Keep Volume To A Minimum:

  • Loud noise from television and/or radio will become distraction
  • Keep volume and noise to a minimum when showing home

Vacating Home When Showing

  • Many realtors recommend that home sellers vacate the premises when there is a showing
  • In the event home sellers are home, be friendly but do not try to force a conversation
  • Most home buyers want to view home with minimal distraction
  • Never apologize for any shortcomings
  • If a prospect volunteers negative comments about certain features of the home, have the real estate agent deal with it
  • Keep a low profile
  • Many exiting homeowners will want to sell their furniture: Do not offer any sales of furniture until a contract is in the works

Potential Offer & How Qualified Is Home Buyer

If a potential home buyer is really interested in making an offer, please have the real estate agents do the negotiations. Never talk price, terms, or other real estate matters with the home buyers. This is all part of the negotiation process among the buyers and sellers realtors.

Most of the time, a sellers realtors will not show a home without the buyer having a pre-approval letter. Unfortunately not all pre-approval letters are solid. There are many loan officers that issue pre-approvals in a matter of minutes. All pre-approvals from The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage are solid full credit loan approvals that are fully underwritten and signed off by our mortgage underwriters. Sellers and/or sellers agents may want to talk to the buyer’s loan officer and do their own due diligence on how solid the home buyer is.

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