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7 proven ways to sell my house fast

Selling a property can be hard. Sometimes it can feel like your home will never sell. If you’re looking for a quick, easy and inexpensive sale, this could be a nightmare for you. That’s why we’ve put together these 7 simple ideas to help you sell your home fast.

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1. Give it a fresh coat of paint

An obvious idea, but still worth mentioning. A fresh lick of paint can make your property seem clean and new. This can also include filling in with putty any holes in the walls made by hooks or paintings. Removing these imperfections can help give the impression that your property is untouched. This is also a great way to make your property stand out against your neighbours.

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2. Help buyers visualise a home

While giving the impression that your property is ready to go and untouched, be sure to remove any overpowering signs of your personality in your home. This is a harsh but necessary step. Buyers need to be able to see themselves living in your property and this can be hard to do with photographs of your family on the walls.

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3. Keep it tidy and open

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Part of offering a blank slate is a complete tidy of your home. There should be no misplaced toys or clothes anywhere. A clean, fresh home will attract a faster sale. You can add to this environment by including fresh flowers or opening doors and windows.

There might be benefits into bringing in new furniture for open houses to show perspective owners the house at its best. Also, making sure that there is style throughout the house will positive for the houses sell appeal.

4. Make it smell like home

Fresh flowers can demonstrate new life in a home to buyers, but it can also make it smell very pleasant. You may have heard that baking biscuits or bread can help attract buyers, and it really can work. Some people even brew a fresh pot of coffee for it’s tell-tale aroma. Bringing out these smells when you hold an open house can make potential buyers more inclined to make an offer.

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5. Amp up your curb appeal

This is the first impression potential buyers get of your property. The best thing you can do is make sure that impression is a good one. Re-painting the outside of the home could be an option in this scenario. You can also add a few strategic plants to your garden, and of course keep the lawn mown. Keep any weeds from finding their way onto foot paths or driveways and you could greatly increase your curb appeal.

New colourful plants that work well with the colour of the house can provide a wow appeal before people set foot in the house.

6. Hire professionals

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Shopping around and finding the right real estate agent could help you sell your property. They need to be able to help you advertise your property both online and offline. To make sure your home looks its best, consider a professional photographer. It could be an additional cost right now, but hiring a professional photographer attract in more interested parties. A good agent and photographer can increase the selling price of your property.

7. Pick the right price

Of course we all think our homes are high selling properties, but keeping realistic price goals can help a speedy sale. Use tools like the Lendi Property Report to find out what the average price of a home in your neighbourhood sells for. Then you can price your property accordingly.

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