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Three tips to help you sell your home for the most money, in the least amount of time!

People sell their homes for many reasons, and sometimes those reasons include needing to sell quickly. Maybe you need to relocate for a new job soon, are in some kind of distress, or perhaps you just don’t want to draw out the hassle of what a home sale could potentially look like if the home is priced at the top of the market. 


Whatever your reason is, you don’t need to worry. We have tons of experience helping homeowners sell their properties in many different ways. Whether the homeowner is looking for a cash/as-is offer to sell quick or wants to traditionally sell to maximize their overall experience and net proceeds, we have you covered!


Here are three things we’ve learned selling thousands of homes in the last 15 years that will help you sell as soon as possible without sacrificing your final sales price:


1. Prepare your home before putting it on the market.

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The better your home looks, the more interest you’ll generate. Clean, declutter, and depersonalize before listing your home. Put away your family photos and pack everything into boxes you know you won't need until you move. I also recommend hiring a professional cleaner. They’ll be able to do the job faster and better than even the most motivated amateur. Once your home is in tip-top shape, buyers will be more likely to put in good offers sooner. We are always happy to come over before you're ready to list and give you a personalized consultation free of charge.  We also offer professional stager consultations for all of our seller clients.  


2. Take care of any small repairs upfront.
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One of the most common issues that stall a home sale is negotiations over minor repairs. If you want to avoid a potential price adjustments because of the condition or even having to give credits for 2-3 times the cost of a repair, take care of any issues before you list your house. Minor & cosmetic problems should be addressed upfront. Doing such insures the inspection and negotiation period can go as smoothly as possible and that you get the maximum number of offers on your home as well.


3. Consider offering incentives to buyers.
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If you want to sell fast while maintaining a high asking price, incentives are a great strategy to do it. Consider including necessary appliances, offering to pay your buyer’s closing costs or giving a repair credit. 
Another popular incentive you can offer is a 2-1 buy down. This loan product reduces your buyer’s interest rate for the first two years of their loan for an upfront cost. If you offer the right incentives, many buyers will be willing to close quickly, even at a higher price. 
Make no mistake about it. It is still a strong sellers' market in many places in average & lower priced markets, however we are starting to see a shift in luxury and second home markets. 


A good agent should be able to help you implement these selling strategies and more to secure a quick sale. If you have questions about these points or anything else, just call us at 912.737.2935 or email us at trisha@thetrishacookteam.com. We're always happy to help!


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