You’re getting ready for a big move and are looking to get your home on the market and sell it as quickly as you can. In order to make sure that you can sell your home fast, it’s important that you have a plan in place to get your home listed, properly staged, and sold. If you’re new to the home selling process, you might feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to begin. Read on for tips and tricks that you can use to make sure that your home gets seen and swooped off the market by a new buyer as soon as possible.
In order to get your home seen by potential buyers, you’re going to want to list it on MLS. MLS is the Multiple Listing Service, a large database that realtors use in order to list homes for sale, as well as find new homes for potential clients. The MLS is actually made up of a number of smaller, local databases, and you’ll need to list your home on the local MLS that corresponds to the area that you live in.
Traditionally, homeowners have had to go through real estate professionals like realtors or brokers in order to list on MLS and get their homes sold. However, in recent years, it’s become easier for homeowners to be in charge of their home’s sale with the help of MLS listing services. An MLS listing service will list on MLS for you for a flat rate fee, so you can get your home seen by other realtors and brokers without having to hire one. As such, you’ll avoid hefty realtor fees, and only have to pay a single, smaller fee before your home is listed, or after your home sells, depending on the listing company.
Additionally, using an MLS listing service can provide you with more independence over how you want to sell your home: instead of relying on a realtor or broker to determine your home’s value, get it staged, and get the offer that you want. However, if you find yourself in need of a bit of additional help in the midst of the process, don’t worry, most MLS listing services offer help with things like staging, marketing, and closing paperwork for an additional fee.
Whether you choose to list on MLS with a real estate professional, or with an MLS listing company, it’s essential to get your home listing on the MLS database so it can be seen by potential buyers as soon as possible.
When you list on MLS, you’re going to want to have a set price for your home that you can include in the listing. If you’re working with an MLS listing company, you’ll have the freedom to set the price yourself. In order to get your home to sell quickly, you’re going to want to make sure that the listing price that you choose is comparable to other homes in the area, and that it suits the value of any improvements or additions that you’ve put money into during your ownership of the home.
After you list on MLS, you’re going to want to get your home in tip top shape so that it’s ready to be seen by potential buyers. The first step in prepping your home is to do some deep cleaning: make sure all entryways and major rooms are spotless, and remove clutter from any spaces to make your home look inviting. Sometimes, it can help to remove your personal furniture and accouterments and stage your home professionally. If you have the budget for a professional stager, they can help you to present your home in a way that’s most attractive to potential buyers.
The final step of the home selling process comes when you find a potential buyer and accept their offer. As the housing market is incredibly competitive, you might find yourself in a situation where you have multiple potential buyers. In this case, you’ll want to take time (but not too much time!) to decide which offer is most lucrative to you. Some factors that could affect what offer you choose for your home include: whether the offer is cash, the potential buyer’s intentions for the property, if the owner has a broker you’ll need to pay a fee to, or if the offer is close enough to the original asking price of the home. By taking the above into consideration when you get an offer, you’ll be able to accept the one that feels right to you.
In order to sell your home fast, you’re going to want to list on MLS, set a reasonable price, clean and stage it, and finally, accept an offer from a potential buyer that suits you. By following the steps above, your home is sure to be off the market in no time.