Once you decide to sell a home, there are ways to do it quickly, if that’s your goal. In this short article, we provide a few tips for selling your house in a fraction of time!
As they say, time is money. The faster you are able to sell your Omaha property, the more cash you should be able to hold on to. Many people put the sale into an agent’s hands and go about their daily lives. Sometimes the right qualified buyer comes along quickly; other times they don’t. If you’d like to sell your house sooner rather than later, there are things you can do to help make this happen.
Find a Reliable Direct Buyer
Finding a reliable direct buyer is one of the easiest and fastest ways to sell a home in Omaha. Selling to a professional home buyer will allow you to avoid the costs and hassles of the MLS. Keep in mind, not all direct buyers are the same. Some will make blanket offers, while others will try to negotiate the lowest price possible. When you work with a professional, such as the team at Anna Buys Houses, you can be assured that we will offer you the best offer we can based on the condition on your home and the current market conditions. We can very likely provide you an offer right away and close quickly and on your time schedule. As you probably know, selling via a traditional listing can take weeks if not a month or two while your buyers waits for financing approval. Since we are usually able to have financing lined up before we make you an offer, we can help save you time.
Know the Market
If you opt to list the home on the MLS, it’s helpful to know as much as possible about your local market. What are houses in the area actually selling for? How long are properties typically staying on the market? Are there improvement or beautification projects happening in the area that you can highlight? What are the demographics of the people buying in your neighborhood? What can you do to help your agent market the house well? By having a realistic perspective of the local market, you will be able to price, market, and sell your house quickly. It’s a seller’s market out there right now, so that’s a huge plus for selling right now!
Price Below Others that are Currently Listed
You don’t want to sell yourself short, but by pricing your house slightly lower than the other comparable houses in your neighborhood, you will likely attract more attention to the property. People will always look at the lower priced homes, even out of just pure curiosity. This is a great way to get your house seen by many prospective buyers in the Omaha area.
Professionally Clean and Stage the House
This doesn’t hurt and can actually help a lot! To sell the house quickly, it is wise to clean the house from top to bottom, getting rid of any clutter lying around. Some people opt to put their personal items in storage while the house is listed, others just do what they can to get things organized and out of the way (which also makes your moving day that much easier!) With the house free of most personal belongings, you can then opt to stage the house with a few decorative items or hire a professional to do it for you. Try to keep things neutral. Make the prospective buyers feel at home as best you can; if you tuck away your most personal items that will help them envision themselves in the home.
Marketing Costs Can Be Worth It
Some people try to save money when it comes to listing and marketing the property, but this can be a mistake. For some properties, they need that extra boost in order to get their house the necessary attention. Your realtor can put your house on all the popular listing sites such as Trulia, Zillow, Homefinder, and Homes.com. You should always try to get the best photos of the property as you can. Your realtor should be able to help you get professional photos taken, but do this when the house is free of clutter and the lighting is good. A popular thing to do right now is “twilight” photos taken at dusk, with beautiful, soft, natural light happening at this particular time of day.
Don’t Forget the Yard!
Sellers can put so much effort into the house, that they end up neglecting the yard. People will make subconscious decisions about your house from their very first impressions. These impressions are often the front yard and the entryway area. It important to have nice, regularly maintained landscaping. You should also make the backyard look as crisp as possible. Dedicated seating areas also help people envision themselves sitting out in the yard.
The good thing is you have options, depending on your circumstances! A direct sale is fast and efficient and can save some time and money. However, if you decide to list on the MLS, we hope our tips will help attract a buyer for your house. If you’d rather avoid the costs and work mentioned above, and sell your Omaha house in a matter of days, we are ready to make you an offer!