Getting the Highest Price in the Shortest
In order to get
the highest price in the shortest time, you
need to know how to market your home. The
better you market your home, the more offers
you will get. And the more offers you get,
the more choices you have to get the price
and terms you want.
The most important factor of marketing your
home is pricing it right. Your price should
be adjusted to reflect the market, and the
property's worth. The key is to get many
people checking out your property at a fair
price instead of having no buyers because
your price is set to high.
Another important factor is the condition of
your home. Make sure that your home looks
ready to be sold. Fix any defects (peeling
or faded paint, cracks, stains, etc.)
Condition alone can sometimes prompt fast
buying decisions. Not only should you fix
any defects, but consider upgrading your
home by making major repairs and cosmetic
improvements before selling. A nice looking
home triggers the emotional response that
can lead to a financial response.
Learn how to negotiate the best terms for
all parties involved. Terms are another
factor which may be adjusted to attract
buyers. If you insist on getting your asking
price, think of what you can offer to the
buyers, for example, improvements you've
made, or even offering seller financing at a
lower than market interest rate on a portion
of the sale price. Convince them why they
should be paying the price you have set.
Lastly, get the buzz out about your home.
List your house with a hot agent that
ensures your house is listed on the MLS and
on the internet. On your own, get the word
out. It should be visible to passerby’s that
your house if for sale, whether it be signs,
local advertisements or you telling friends,
family, and acquaintances.