How to sell your home fast!

With the winter season just around the corner, now is the time to up the ante if you hope to sell your home in 2012. Below are a few tips on how to sell your home – fast:

1. It’s all about the marketing.

Regardless of what you’re selling, you have to have a sound marketing strategy. Home sales are no different. A top-notch brochure with professional-looking photos and a nice layout is a must-have – and make sure it’s prepared before the first viewing. In addition, the MLS listing should include a virtual tour, as well as a decent number of photos. And it should be worded nicely, highlighting all the benefits of both your home and the area around it. Put yourself in the potential buyer’s shoes – what will they enjoy most about living here?

2. Make your home easy to see.

If you’re really committed to selling your home, you have to be committed to showing it too. This means that if a potential buyer wants to view it, you need to let them – regardless of the time. It also means that your home should be in a relatively tidy state constantly – in the off-chance you get a last minute viewing.

3. Price it right.

Okay, so nobody really knows how the market will respond to a particular home. That’s why you have to do your research by looking at comparables. Your real estate agent should be able to come up with a range and a suggested price tag for your home, but if you’d prefer to list at the high end of that range, make sure you do so with a strategy in mind. The longer a house stays on the market, the more likely you are to get low-balled. Have a plan in place that determines at what point you’re willing to drop the price tag should your home fail to move.

Selling your home can be a very emotionally draining process, which is why you don’t want to drag it out. By following these tips, and the recommendations of your real estate agent, you’ll hopefully attract that perfect buyer sooner rather than later.