How to Sell Your House Fast in This Market

How to Sell Your House Fast in This Market

The burning question most sellers have is: “how can I sell my house quickly?” Heck, some Realtors don’t even know the answer to this question. So… if the average time on the market is say, 120 days in your market… how can you get your house sold in under 30 days?

In my humble opinion, there are 3 pieces to this puzzle: Price, Condition, & Marketing. Price and condition are directly in the hands of the seller. Which is great! This means that if you combine your efforts with the advice and marketing strategy of a professional local Realtor. 

Before you get started, the best thing to do is actually call in your Realtor to talk about all 3 pieces of the puzzle before you get started. Come up with a plan. 

Price: Your house must scream value.

Easier said than done, pricing homes to sell is an art not a science. So I’ll tell you how I do it. 

First I pull homes that have sold in the area that are similar to my subject area. Your typical “Comparative Market Analysis.” This will typically tell us what value the home may appraise for. It’s good information, but I don’t stop there. 

I then pull all the active homes and under contract homes in the same market that I believe the buyer for our subject house may be looking at and comparing our house to. 

Once you have an idea of where your competition is priced, it’s important to price yourself in the “bottom third” of pricing, yet being in the “top third” of condition**. **(of all the homes on the market, make sure out of 9 competing homes, you’re priced with the cheapest 3, and you have the qualities and condition of the top 3). 

Condition: be the Belle of the ball. 

Now that you have all of the comparable homes pulled up, look through their photos. What colors have they painted with? Which homes look more appealing and draw you to want to come look at them? Which ones look open, airy, inviting? Your goal is to now make your home look just like those homes, or better. 

Consider re-painting if trends are leaning in a specific direction. Consider having a professional stager come in. Consider renting furniture from the stager to make the home look more appealing. 

And don’t ever avoid any repairs that you know will come up in an inspection. Repair anything that’s leaky, wobbly, or obviously worn out. It may cost you thousands of dollars… or you may not get a buyer at all if those items are obvious. 

Marketing: Get invited to dance.

Now, make sure your Realtor knows how to show off your home and get it in front of buyers. Their marketing plan should include a vast array of internet marketing with the goal of getting buyers to THEIR websites, personal phone calls and emails to Agents, personal phone calls and emails to prospective buyers, and most importantly: a systematic and fast follow up system for prospective buyers. Ask them what they do to convert sign calls and internet inquiries into real buyers. They should know this and be able to recite it from memory very quickly. 

If you combine these 3 tactics, and follow the advice of your local Realtor, you are sure to have results quickly. 

Should your neighbor with the knee-high grass or other unsightly attributes be keeping you from selling, see what you can do to help. I’ve had sellers cut their neighbors’ grass for them, and even pressure wash their homes. You never know… they may need the help and be unable to complete the tasks themselves at this time. 

I hope you now have a great plan for helping speed up the process of selling. Please call us should you have any questions about selling in Athens, Watkinsville, Bogart, Oconee County, Jefferson, Commerce, or Braselton house. 

Are you thinking about selling? Visit our website www.BrittanySells.com to learn more about us, or simply give us a call 706-389-0907 

 
For more information on selling your home, feel free to browse our other blogs on this topic:


Repairs and Upgrades that Can Help You Sell for More

Getting Ready to Sell Your House

How my Agent Determines House Values

 

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CEO, Realtor, Associate Broker, Free-Spirited Southerner

3730 Village Way Suite 160 Braselton, GA 30517
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Getting Ready to Sell Your House

Getting Ready to Sell Your House

So, you’ve got the “bug” to move, and you’re not sure where to start. I’ve been there. You look around and you’re not sure what to clean, what to pack up, where would you even move to? The process of selling your house can be a little overwhelming, but with the right help it can be so much easier. Follow these 3 easy steps below to find out if now is a good time for you to move.

First thing’s first: Find out how much your house is worth. 

Pull out your loan documents or call your mortgage lender and find out how much you still owe. Then, call a professional Realtor in your area to assess your home’s value. Find out what they would list it for and what price range they believe it will sell in (these are often 2 different numbers, so dig for the answers).

Would you like us to come out and tell you how much your house is worth? Simply call or email us

706-389-0907 or Brittany@BrittanySells.com
Would you like a free report on your house values (not specialized to your house, this is a quick valuation report and will not reflect upgrades or additions you have made):  Click Here For A Free Report on Your House

So you have equity and you’re ready to sell? Great! Move on to the next step.

Second: Develop a plan for where you are going.

Are you buying again? Renting? Building? Regardless of your plans, it’s time to map them out. If you’re buying or building and you will need financing, talk to your lender NOW. The more information you know up front, the less hurdles you will have to face later on. Talk to your Realtor about local lenders who know your market and can offer you the best options for financing.

Last: Make the decision to move/ get the house ready.

Now that you know your numbers and you have a plan, the next thing to do is to simply decide whether it’s the right time for you to sell. This is the step where you start filling out paperwork for your Realtor and you can even use our 47 Steps to Make Your Home Sell Faster article to help you get your home show-ready.

Now, you’re ready to make your move! Should you be thinking about selling your house in Athens, Oconee County, Jefferson, Winder, Commerce, Braselton, or Gainesville… give us a call. We have specialists who are ready to help!

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CEO, Realtor, Associate Broker, Free-Spirited Southerner

3730 Village Way Suite 160 Braselton, GA 30517
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Look for our other articles to follow including:

Repairs and Upgrades that Can Help You Sell for More

How to Sell Your House Fast in This Market

How my Agents Determine House Values

 

Brittany Purcell | Associate Broker | Luxury Home Marketing Specialist | Certified Short Sale Specialist | Keller Williams Realty Lanier Partners | 706-389-0771 | www.BrittanySells.com

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New Construction Homes For Sale – Whitlow Creek Subdivision Bishop, Ga

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Whitlow Creek Subdivision Bishop, Ga is a popular swim/tennis community in Bishop GA (Oconee County) that offers resales and new construction homes ranging from the Mid $200′s to the Mid $300′s. Enjoy taking long walks in Whitlow Creek Subdivision’s lit sidewalks and enjoy tennis or swimming with friends & neighbors as you decompress from a long week at work.


Tour homes for sale in Whitlow Creek Subdivision Bishop, Ga today by calling one of our agents at 706-389-0771 or visiting our website www.BrittanySells.com to search more homes. Click below to search more  Whitlow Creek Subdivision Bishop, Ga


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When it comes to real estate and homes for sale, it’s hard to compare to the charm of Whitlow Creek. The homes in and around Whitlow Creek are among the finest in GA, and the homes & real estate around the communities are often grand masterpieces. Brittany Purcell & Associates has been successfully selling the finest homes and real estate that Whitlow Creek. If you would like more information about current real estate available in Whitlow Creek please Contact Us at 706-389-0771

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New Construction Homes For Sale – Ridge Pointe Subdivision Bogart, GA

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Ridge Pointe Subdivision Bogart, GA has a number of homes available, all for under $200,000!!! These homes are close to Athens and an easy commute to Atlanta via 316 or 78. Features in some of the plans include Covered front porches, advanced engineered flooring system on main,extensive crown molding throughout,island kitchen w/custom cabinets w/built-in wine rack,granite tops in kitchen & baths,tile baths,stainless steel appliance packages (including refrigerator and microwave)recessed canned lighting.Energy efficient windows w/plantation blinds already installed,Rubbed bronze fixtures,walk-in tiled (glass enclosed) shower,separate soaking tub,double vanity & walk-in closet.Split A/C system. Hardiplank siding,4 sided sod w/irrigation system.Yard maintenance & trash pickup included in monthly HOA fees. And Ridge Point also has an Urban park, a Children’s playground, and walking trails.


Tour homes for sale in  Ridge Pointe Subdivision Bogart, GA today by calling one of our agents at 706-389-0771 or visiting our website www.BrittanySells.com to search more homes. Click below to search more  Ridge Pointe Subdivision Bogart, GA


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When it comes to real estate and homes for sale, it’s hard to compare to the charm of Ridge Pointe. The homes in and around Ridge Pointe are among the finest in GA, and the homes & real estate around the communities are often grand masterpieces. Brittany Purcell & Associates has been successfully selling the finest homes and real estate that Ridge Pointe. If you would like more information about current real estate available in Ridge Pointe please Contact Us at 706-389-0771

Brittany Purcell | Associate Broker | Luxury Home Marketing Specialist | Certified Short Sale Specialist | Keller Williams Realty Lanier Partners | 706-389-0771 | www.BrittanySells.com

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New Construction Homes For Sale – The Georgia Club Oconee County GA

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The Georgia Club is a Golf Community just outside of Athens that boasts great school systems and beautiful resale and new construction homes ranging from the low $300′s to over $1,000,000. When you tour The Georgia Club with our agents, you’ll realize that the Georgia Club isn’t just a neighborhood…. it’s a community. Imagine coming home from work on Friday and going to the pool with your children, waking up early on Saturday for a round of golf with neighbors and friends, and eating lunch at the club where you host and attend weddings, anniversaries, and holiday parties. Once you’re a part of The Georgia Club, you’ll never want to leave. See more homes for sale below, and call us with any questions!


Tour homes for sale in The Georgia Club today by calling one of our agents at 706-389-0771 or visiting our website www.BrittanySells.com to search more homes. Click below to search more The Georgia Club Homes for Sale. 

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When it comes to real estate and homes for sale, it’s hard to compare to the charm of The Georgia Club. The homes in and around The Georgia Club are among the finest in GA, and the homes & real estate around the communities are often grand masterpieces. Brittany Purcell & Associates has been successfully selling the finest homes and real estate that The Georgia Club. If you would like more information about current real estate available in The Georgia Club please Contact Us at 706-389-0771

Brittany Purcell | Associate Broker | Luxury Home Marketing Specialist | Certified Short Sale Specialist | Keller Williams Realty Lanier Partners | 706-389-0771 | www.BrittanySells.com

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