5 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell Quickly
Wondering how to sell your home in less than a week? From decluttering to staging to small home repairs, check out this list of proven methods on how to sell your home quickly.
I had four minutes to get my labradoodle, my 9-month-old, and my husband out of the house before the next showing.
I scurried around wiping down the sinks one last time, wiping bagel crumbs off the otherwise sparkling counter, and hiding the dirty laundry in the washer.
My heart was racing as I collected the diaper bag, snack bag, and dog bag (how are there always so many bags?!).
Just as I heard voices approach the front door, we escaped out through the garage with the baby, dog, and all the bags.
It was a mad dash. A sweaty, mad dash.
We knew that we had to sell this house quickly because we couldn’t handle leaving the house like that over and over again.
It was too much.
Thank goodness that we had done a great deal of preparation ahead of time, in order to ensure that our home sold quickly.
I had the goal of figuring out how to sell our house in 7 days.
And guess what?!
We did it!
Our home sold four days after it went on the market after a weekend of showings. So, we had a few more mad dashes!
Since our goal was to sell our home in a week, we were thrilled after it sold in four days.
How to Sell Your Home Quickly
These five tried and proven tips for how to get your house ready to sell are amazing and helped to sell our home in no time.
These ways to sell your home quickly will definitely have you on your way to signing papers 🙂
Here’s exactly what we did that worked amazing for us.
1. Pack, Pack, Pack
If you are looking to sell your home quickly, our number one recommendation is to pack up two-thirds of your things.
It sounds like a lot – but you will be packing up anyway, and I assure you that your home will sell more quickly.
With our home, we had a lot of things. Our walls were covered with pictures, there was furniture everywhere, closets were stuffed to the brim, not to mention all of the baby things.
We needed to empty out to make our home look more spacious, depersonalize, and properly stage it in order to sell our home quickly.
Packing can be really overwhelming, so read on to see exactly how we packed up our home, in order to get your home ready to quickly sell.
Where should I put everything I pack up?
We were lucky enough to have a full-size attic above our townhome. We had to climb up a somewhat wobbly ladder, but there was so much space up there.
If you don’t have an attic, maybe if you have family or friends in the area that could hold some things for you.
If not, rent a storage unit. You can get one for pretty cheap, and it will be well worth it because you’ll sell your home so much more quickly.
Start with the Pictures
First, I worked on the walls. I took down most of the pictures, leaving a few here and there to stage it. I probably had about 15 picture frames up in the living room.
With these, I took them all down and then rehung up 3 simple pictures symmetrically above the couch.
I did, however, really like the gallery that I had in the kitchen – it looked modern and cool (see below), so I left that as it was, just swapping out the personal photos for scenery photos.
Next, in keeping with our goal of selling our home in 5 days, beforehand I removed clunky furniture – extra chairs in the corners, extra dressers in the bedroom, and any other kind of filler furniture.
For example, I took everything out of my dining room except for the dining set and the hutch (see the below pictures – don’t mind our pets).
The rooms looked more spacious, less “lived in,” and people could walk around more easily. Emptying out some of the superfluous furniture definitely helps sell your home quickly.
Declutter Cabinets and Shelves
The next step of project “sell our home quickly” was to start packing up dishes, knick-knacks, extra kitchen gadgets, and smaller picture frames. For instance, our bay window was filled with personal picture frames.
So, I packed them all up and put a plant there instead.
Also, I wanted our cabinets and bookshelves not to look stuffed.
When people look at houses, they open cabinets, closets – everything.
It all needed to look organized and roomy. You don’t want prospective buyers to see a cabinet full of shoved, mismatched Tupperware.
This was around Christmas time, and we ordered a lot from Amazon and Kohl’s (great Black Friday sales!). Every time we got a delivery, I would empty the box of my new purchase and then repack it up with the above items.
We also got a ton of boxes from a local liquor store, but you can also order boxes from Amazon. These moving boxes have great reviews.
It was really efficient for me to pack this way because with a baby that wasn’t sleeping that well, I didn’t have a lot of time other than a few minutes here and there.
Also, packing can seem like a lot of work, but it’s work you have to do anyway. So packing ahead of time gives you a jump start on the work you would have had after you sold your house.
Next up were our closets, and they were maxed out. We definitely need to pack and organize them to get our house ready to sell. So, I packed most of the things and organized the rest.
For our clothes, I packed up things that were out of season. It was winter, so I packed all of my dresses and summer things.
Our walk-in closet still looked terrible, so I organized all of Ash’s and my clothes in rainbow order.
It’s amazing how much neater and less chaotic this small change made our walk-in look. I love the way things look arranged in rainbow order, and it definitely put us on the path of organizing our chaos to sell our home quickly.
Speaking of packing clothes, did you know they make wardrobe boxes?! They make packing clothes much easier.
What to do with all the baby things?!
As far as the baby things, they were everywhere.
With our plan of wanting to sell quickly, we put as much away as we could. We didn’t use the pack n’ play very often, so we folded that up and put it away.
Because our son was using his bouncer a lot, we found a place for it in the downstairs closet, where we could easily take it in and out without over-stuffing the closet.
Basically, all of the baby things would be put away for showings, other than what was in the upstairs nursery.
Luckily, we had a huge attic and nearby parents to help with the storage.
We also had a few places where we could still put things: we had two couches with storage underneath that held a lot of last-minute things that were laying around.
Packing up beforehand is a critical step in selling your home quickly.
With our house looking less lived in and 2/3 of our stuff packed up, we were definitely on the right path to selling our home quickly. Read on for more ways to sell your home in less than 5 days.
2. Make Easy, Manageable Updates
In the midst of packing up, we also made manageable aesthetic updates in order to sell our home quickly.
You don’t have to be a DIYer to make upgrades, but fixing little things here and there definitely will help you sell your home quickly.
These updates can be little things that you have been meaning to fix before selling your house. Or, they can be quick swaps that make a huge difference.
Replace Simple Items
In wanting to sell our home, we tried to replace simple things around our home that looked dated. For example, we replaced old rusty air vents that were very visible with brand new air vents.
We replaced beat-up switch covers with brand new light switch covers. These are both very inexpensive updates that made a big difference.
Also, we purchased some items to make our home look more modern. We bought a few old light fixtures that were more modern and replaced these. This is a similar light fixture that we used to replace an old one.
Additionally, we bought a kitchen table that worked with the space better than the clunky one we had before. We knew could take this with us when we moved.
We also repainted some areas. Our kitchen was blue overload, so we did a more gray shade.
These aren’t great pictures – but it shows the changed light fixture, new table, and lighter paint color in the kitchen nook – all small things that made a big difference.
Our realtor even commented how perfect that table was for the small space, without even knowing we had just bought it.
So, take a look around your home and see what simple changes you are comfortable making in order to sell your home quickly.
Prospective buyers have trouble imagining themselves living in a home that needs work, so we wanted to make it look as perfect as possible.
If you have any crazy colors – like a bright red wall that stands out, it might be a good idea to paint it a neutral color.
In our house, I gave the rooms that needed it a fresh coat of paint. I also did a fresh coat on our front door and back door.
Of course, I got a little carried away and repainted the baseboard and chair rails in our downstairs too to make them brighter and fresher.
I had taken so many pictures off the wall that there was an abundance of nail holes.
Fixing these is not only a nice thing to do for future homeowners but it makes the walls look so much nicer. So, I filled all of the old nail holes and then painted. This is really easy to do with joint compound and paint.
Then, I filled the gaps between the old crown molding pieces that the previous owners had done. I caulked and painted these. We also fixed up old grout in the bathroom that wasn’t visually pleasing with a little recaulking.
These were all simple things to do – they didn’t cost anything, but it definitely made our home look really nice. All these things definitely helped to sell our home quickly.
Additionally, Ash put up the French door pantry in the kitchen, which was a quick weekend project. It previously had dingy curtains and looked awful.
I can’t believe we didn’t think of the French doors sooner. They turned a little nook of shelves into a modern-looking pantry.
We loved it so much that we were kicking ourselves for not making this pantry update earlier. We could have enjoyed it so much more.
You can make yourself go crazy doing all of these things.
Remember you can’t do everything, so be reasonable about the small upgrades that you can make without making yourself go nuts. Any small updates will definitely help.
3. Stage Your Home
As our updates were nearing completion, we started to stage our home in order to sell the house quickly.
This is such an important step in the whole process of selling your home. You want the prospective home buyers to feel like they could live in your space.
And, all of the packing you already did will help you stage because there will be so much less to stage.
Brightening Dim Spaces
In order to make our home shine, we wanted to let as much natural light in as possible.
First, we took down the dark curtains from both our bay windows to let a lot of light in. We left the curtain rods up, but it definitely brightened up the whole downstairs. Natural light is the best.
We put some brighter bulbs in dark spaces, like in our laundry room and kitchen.
We apparently had dim lighting in both areas and hadn’t realized. Our realtor pointed this out (keep reading for more on this), and it made a huge difference.
Arranging & Rearranging
Part of staging your home is arranging furniture.
We rearranged our living room and our bedroom to allow an easy flow of people.
When selling your home, you don’t want prospective home buyers to feel cornered or stuck or trip on a piece of furniture. You want your living areas to feel open.
We also added a few plants to the windowsills. Beautiful greens definitely add a lot to a home.
In selling our home, we arranged all of the shelves neatly.
Already having personal photos removed, there was less to work with.
Therefore, in the nursery – for example, we got creative and printed some Pooh sketches from google and used color-coordinated children’s books to replace some of the personal photos that we took out.
Setting Up the Outdoors for Staging
Remember, in selling your home the outside is important to stage too. We put down fresh mulch in our backyard and cleaned up the flower gardens.
Then, we set the chairs up on our deck to look inviting. We had the porch cleanly swept.
In the front yard, we put new solar garden lights for nighttime showings and cleaned up the flower beds too.
And, we put down a colorful carpet and brightly colored pillows in our dingy, old sunroom. New pillows are a great way to stage any room, as you can bring in new colors or accentuate the colors you have.
What about the dog?
We hid all evidence of our dog – the dog bed, toy bones, crate – everything! He’s a very clean dog that doesn’t shed, but we wanted to make a good first impression on prospective buyers.
We know this information would be disclosed, but we didn’t want anyone put off from our home during first impressions.
The Best Scent for Staging a Home
Prior to showing, we opened the windows and let the fresh air in. We didn’t bother with any candles or scents or cinnamon in the microwave – just some lemon cleaning products and fresh air.
4. Clean Until Your Home Shines
To sell your home quickly, make everything sparkle. In our home, we wiped down the windows, furniture, counters, the bathrooms, so that they all looked shiny and fresh.
I remember we went to see one house and there were bagel crumbs all over the counter from someone’s breakfast. They reminded me of frantically cleaning before we left for our showings.
Instead of noticing their kitchen cabinets or view from the window, I was fixated on those bagel crumbs. It just looked sloppy!
Making everything neat and clean is the way to go.
Before the few showings we had, I would get everyone into the car – Ash, our son, and our dog. And, then I would run back in to do a quick look at how we left everything.
In the below picture, you can see the natural light coming in, the spacious areas to walk around, the few pictures on the wall, and the clean, shiny surfaces. (In hindsight, I would have painted that window trims white if I had just a little more time!)
5. Use a Great Realtor
Last, we found a great realtor, who most importantly helped us price our house right in order to sell our home quickly.
We spent time with him looking at the competition and the prices they had or were looking for. We also went into a few open houses that were in our own neighborhood, seeing our competition.
Then, we came up with a price that we were comfortable with from the start. We didn’t overprice our home; if a house is overpriced (even with the intent to drop it later), it can deter buyers.
Additionally, before our house went on the market, our realtor suggested some things to make the house more appealing.
The rug in our bedroom needed to be stretched, the roof needed a cleaning, and a few other smaller things – like the rusty vents and brighter lighting that I mentioned above.
This feedback from the realtor helped us to decide what upgrades were needed prior to showing.
Number One Tip for Showings!
When we moved we left all of the gallons of paint that went with the rooms in the house, labeling the cans with the room that they belonged in.
We also made a binder that had all of the work that we had done at the house with the company’s name.
For example, we replaced our kitchen counters with quartz, so we left all of the paperwork (marking out our personal information). If the new owners wanted to add on to the kitchen, they would have the company that we got the quartz from.
We gave this to the new owners on closing, but in hindsight, I wished I had left a binder with all of this information (including paint chips) on the kitchen table for prospective home buyers.
I think it shows that you really took care of your house well – which is something that every home buyer wants when they are buying a home.
Download our home improvement binder for free printables below.
Even if you aren’t selling your house, keeping an organized binder of the updates you’ve made is super helpful just to track all of the home maintenance that you’ve done. And when the time comes to sell your house, you’ll be all ready to go.
Four Days Later…
With all of our hard work, we got great feedback on our house.
We heard it was easy to show and that other realtors wished some of the homes they were selling were staged like this.
Yet most importantly, we had an offer after only one weekend of showing! (And, if we waited one more day before accepting, we would have had another offer too.)
Anyway, as a final piece of advice when selling your home, you just have to believe that your hard work will pay off.
There are so many houses on the market that are cluttered, in need of upgrades, and not easy to show.
These tips will set you up for success, helping you to sell your home ASAP. Make sure to follow all of the above tips of what you should do to get your house ready to sell.
By following these steps, you can easily set your home apart and know exactly how to sell your home quickly – just like we did!
Have questions?! Leave a comment below.
And definitely let us know if these tips have helped you!
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These are all really great tips. I can’t believe someone left the bagel crumbs on the table. I am going to pin this one for future use.
Haha I know- I couldn’t believe that either! Thanks so much for the pin. The tips really worked – we couldn’t believe how quickly our house sold:)
Great tips! My husband keeps saying he wants to put our house up for sale so I’m pinning just in case!
Yay! These DEFINITELY work! :)) Good luck!
we are about to put our house for sale! very informative! 🙂 stopping by from Sew Can Do Have a great week!
Thanks Nadia!! Good Luck – I hope it is a fast and smooth process for you!
Great tips…. and so good to think ahead on these things. 🙂
Yes, preparation is everything 🙂
Great tips! This clearly isn’t your first rodeo, and it shows 🙂 I’m also a Realtor and agree with the others “if only every seller prepared their house in this manner”. I’ve written a couple of posts on the matter myself, here are the links: http://untoadoption.org/how-to-get-your-house-realtor-ready-in-20-minutes-flat/ & http://untoadoption.org/staging-a-house-to-sell/
Thanks Mia! We were determined to sell our house as quickly as possible, so we did everything we could 🙂
Great tips for those looking to sell! We were so fortunate, we sold our last place in 1 day! Helps to have the right house at the right price, too! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!
Thanks Chloe! That’s amazing you sold your house in one day! Hard work definitely pays off 🙂
Love the french doors on the pantry! Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon. We hope to see you again next week.
Thanks Shelley! I loveeee French doors – thinking about using a French door for the basement door 🙂
Fantastic tips! Fingers crossed, we’ll be able to use them in just a few short years. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!
Aww sounds perfect! All the prep work we did was so worth it when we only had one weekend of showings 🙂 I’ll cross my fingers for you:)
Great tips – sometimes we don’t want to let go of what we like before trying to sell. Neutralizing and cleaning are invaluable. Pinned and shared.
So true, but knowing you’ll sell sooner is good motivation 🙂 Thanks for the pin and share, Carol!
Eileen, I think too many people ignore the advice their realtors give. Some don’t want to depersonalize the home, which is silly because they’re going to be moving out of it soon. Sounds like you did all the right things! Of course, you’re both very skilled and talented!
Aww thanks, Jean! I agree, you have to listen to the experts 🙂 We were all about depersonalizing because we were so determined to sell it quickly. I didn’t want to go through months of showings while taking care of a baby. So we did what we needed to – and it worked out so well 🙂 Thank you for your sweet compliments!
Great tips! If we eventually sell our house, I’ll be sure to use them!
I must have read this post at least twice and already pinned it three times. I need all the help I can get because I plan on selling a house in the future. And you can never start planning early enough!
Aww thank you so much, Mary! These tips really work – we are proof of that 🙂 Wishing you the best with selling!
Great tips. We will probably be putting our house on the market next year.
Glad your sold so quickly.
Thank you for these great tips!
You’re welcome, Lori 🙂
What great tips. I will definitely be using these if we decide to sell our house in a few years 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week. You will be one of my features tomorrow!!
Wow thanks so much Claire! So excited 🙂
Really great tips! I followed most of these as well when we had to sell and our house sold within 24 hours of listing! So it definitely worked for us!
Thanks Shelby! Absolutely – we were so determined to not have a house on the market for too long that we did everything we could. And, it worked 🙂
selling is the worst! But these really are great tips, def saving these for next time!
Thanks so much 🙂 The anxiety wasn’t fun but everything else went so smoothly!
Thank you for these great tips and sharing this at the Friday at the Fire Station link-up!
Thanks Jen 🙂
Great post! Thanks for sharing on Our Homestead Hop, as one of the co-hosts I will be featuring your post tomorrow. Our house is currently on the market and we have done all the things you have suggested, however the market in Vermont is saturated with homes for sale and very little is actually selling…
– Nancy ) Nancy On The Home Front _
Thank you so much for featuring our post, Nancy! So excited! Aww I’m sorry to hear that about the Vermont market – I would think Vermont homes would go like hotcakes! Would love to live up North one day 🙂
Great tips, Eileen–thanks for sharing them with us at Vintage Charm 🙂
Thanks Diana 🙂 We love your party each week 🙂
These are excellent, doable tips! Congratulations on the quick sale of your house. That’s a load off your mind, isn’t it?
Thanks for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!
Thanks so much, Richella! Super excited to be featured!! Yes, it felt amazing when we sold it 🙂
I always wonder what some people are thinking when they show their house. I recently went into a home with a beautiful great room, f/p, big windows…..and they had 4 or 5 large pots in a corner, all with small trees full of dead leaves…..really? They should have taken every pot out of there and opened up the room. Sad but true. Some people do not have a clue. Also. I think if you have painted every room in the house a different color, paint it back to a nice neutral color. Painting is expensive and no one wants all your weird colors. There are so many things to show a house that make it sell quickly. We have had 7 houses in 17 years and every one so,d in less than 45 days and we sold them for sale by owner, all except one that sat about 6 months. It was in a beautiful golf course community but it was right before the economy crashed. People should use common sense and read tips on the internet. We always make our homes show like a model and we ALWAYS rent a near by storage unit and clear out the house.
I agree!! A beautifully staged home goes so quickly… we were so determined to sell as soon as possible that we read and did everything we could 🙂 Sounds like you have had great success with selling all of yours too!
Fantastic tips. I don’t know how people would do it to have their home on the market for weeks or worse! Thanks for joining the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party. Hope you found some new friends and are having fun.
Thanks Christine! I totally agree – I couldn’t do it!
These are awesome tips, because depending on the market at the time selling a house may not be easy.
Thanks Betty! They really worked wonders for us:)
Thank you for these great tips that are very helpful! My husband is a realtor, and I agree with a lot of these tips. I shared this post on my husband’s facebook page! I look forward to sharing more of your posts, too! I found you at #OverTheMoon
I also just pinned this post to my Home Buying & Selling Tips board on Pinterest!
Aww thanks for the compliments and the share!! They really do work – and saved us a lot of stress:)
We dont own our home as the UK market is ridiculously expensive for the size house we’d like. But these are fab tips to remember down the line!
Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week.
You’re welcome! Have a lovely week:)
What great tips! I don’t know if or when we might sell our home, but I’m pinning this just in case and to share with others. Thanks and congratulations on your sale!
Thanks Donna! Have a lovely week:)
Hi, these are really helpful tips for anyone who is about to seek their house. Decluttering is key and the wardrobes often get forgotten #BloggerClubUK
Yes, glad you enjoyed it!:)
Wow! I think you thought of all the important things. Most people are not willing to do the prep work and then complain when their house sits on the market.
Thanks Barbara! I agree – but the hard work definitely pays off:)
This is great. I LOVE the new doors on the pantry – they look amazing! I think you’re right that a big part of it is clearing out your stuff so that it’s blank canvas for the prospective buyers. #sharingthebloglove
Thanks so much Lucy. The doors made the nook look huge! And classy:) We wish we did that sooner.
We have been looking at houses and I can not believe the mess some of them are in. We actually looked at a house with someone’s boxer shorts in a pile on the floor! You did all the right things, and it worked!
Oh wow!! I guess they didn’t want to sell?! Lol. Good luck with your house hunting!
These are all excellent tips – we went through similar about a year and a half ago. Thanks for sharing with Party in Your PJs!
Thanks Lynda! Have a lovely week:)
great tips as I am selling my house, I especially liked the dog part.
Thanks Sue! Yes that definitely helped:)
These are very solid common sense tips for anyone thinking about selling their home. Well done.
We’re just about to put our house up for sale so this will come in really handy #TriumphantTales
So glad it helped!!:) Good luck!
These are great tips. I’ve seen house in my neighborhood sell in days and some have been on the market for years. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.
Yes I have too!! Have a great week, Rhonda!
Thank you so much for linking up to #Fakeituntilyoumakeit.
I’d love to see you again next time and hope you pop over and share your work on Sunday night (GMT)
Have a fab week!
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Thanks so much Marilyn! So excited to be featured!
Well done on selling so quickly, that’s amazing! We followed a lot of these tips when we sold our home and were fortunate to sell quickly and easily (and we sold on our own, without an estate agent too). Sadly the couple we bought from did not follow any of this advice – we pulled out over 150 picture hooks from the walls when we moved in, and they left the house in an absolutely filthy state! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
Wow that must have taken a lot of patience! Hope you got a good deal since you had to do so much work!
these are all such great tips! I may be using some of these ideas soon.
I absolutely love those french doors – what a transformation!
Thanks so much, Linda! Yes the French doors really transformed the space:)
Great tips! As someone who has sold her last two houses in less than a week, I completely agree! Thanks for joining the To Grandma’s House We Go link party! Hope to see you next week.
This is such a popular post that we will feature it on the Blogger’s Pit Stop, Thursday.
Well done, with a quality post.
Thanks so much for the feature Kathleen!:)
Fabulous advice that I will definitely keep in mind. We have been cleaning things out like crazy so as to prepare for our time.
So glad you found it helpful!! Good luck:)
I liked your suggestion of removing extra furniture when putting up the house for sale so that it will give the buyers an impression that the area is spacious. I have to agree with this because personally, I am also after a place that looks spacious. Thank you. This is something that I will bear in mind once I begin prepping my home for the market as I have a lot of chairs. Thanks!
Thanks Ivanna – glad the suggestions could help you 🙂
It really can be pretty difficult to sell your home, so it is nice to have an article like this giving out some tips. I particularly like that you recommend cleaning the home until it shines. After all, you will likely have potential buyers coming by to look at your home and the quickest way to turn them off is by leaving your house a mess.
Totally agree! A messy house is such a turnoff for potential buyers.
I like how you point out that you put out fresh mulch and cleaned up your flower gardens. It does seem like a good idea to make the outside look just as good as the inside. My husband and I are going to be moving in with my parents so that we can help them now that my dad is developing Alzheimer’s, and my mom has always had health problems. Your tips should help us sell our house fast.
Aww sorry to hear about your dad. Hope you sell your house quickly. These tips really do work wonders 🙂
Packing is a great idea, but where do you go with all the boxes? We looked into Pods and storage units, which were more than we hoped to spend.
I like your recommendation to pack up your things in order to make your home look more spacious and to depersonalize the property. While you do this, you’d probably want to either rent a storage unit or sell unwanted items. When doing this, it could help to work with a real estate professional, such as an agent or a sales executive, so that they can help you plan everything so that you’re ready to sell your home.
I agree that buyers will have a harder time seeing themselves in a home that needs work. A fresh paint job is something that is simple, but makes a big difference. It’s a great way to give your home an update.
You’ve got great tips for selling a home. We need to sell ours pretty quickly, so I’ll remember everything you said here. Cleaning out the cabinets and closets is definitely what we need to work on; they’re stuffed full!
It’s a great tip to make everything sparkle in your home in order to sell it quickly. My neighbor and her husband live in a really old, worn down house, and they want to sell it as quickly as possible. It would be nice if they could find someone who was interested in buying their home and fixing it up so that they can get the old place off their hands.
Yes making everything sparkle works so well. Hopefully your neighbor can get the house off her hands soon 🙂
I’m thinking of selling my home in the near future. It was helpful how you talked about staging your home to help it sell a lot quicker. Is this something that a real estate agent could help me do properly?
A real estate agent could probably give you some pointers, but if you follow the above advice, that worked perfectly for us!
Great article! I’m in the whole “sell your house fast” industry and pricing have been my saving grace for getting rid of my properties quickly, as well as cleaning up the landscaping. I may need to look more into home staging for some of those tougher properties. All in all, a great article that gave me a few new ideas! Thanks
I like that tip t opack 2/3rds of your things. This will keep your home tidy. Staging is really important for home selling.
Great!!! These tips are really helpful. Thanks for sharing this article.
Great tips, Really useful. Thanks for sharing this information!
I really appreciate your tip on how your house should look bright and new. My wife and I have been thinking of getting a new house, and we are concerned that we won’t be able to attract any potential buyers. I will be sure to tell my wife that we should try and make our house look bright!
I like that you mentioned taking some time on your front yard as well as interior of your home. The landscape is the first thing people will see when coming to look. A good first impression can make a big difference.
I agree with all the things listed above especially repainting the walls because it makes your house looks new and clean. Great blog by the way and thanks for sharing!
I really like what you said about how paying attention to your deck, sunroom, backyard, can help you sell your home quicker. We have a household that is comprised of 4 boys. As a result, our outdoors space has been a mess. We are now preparing to sell this property to fund a bigger home, so I will be sure to install new furnishings and tidy up our outdoors for our property to be more enticing to buyers.
Your post got me realize how important it in fact is to pack already before the house is sold. I definitely agree that it makes the house look more spacious and clean, I just hadn’t thought about it before. I’ll definitely bring your tips into use and I hope it helps us to sell our house faster. Huge thanks for this post!
I liked your suggestion to put up a fresh coat of paint. My husband and I have definitely been thinking about doing this ourselves. I think that it will add that extra touch where people can actually imagine themselves living in our home.
I have been meaning to declutter before our big move coming up, but I didn’t know that decluttering could literally make my house sell faster. I must get on top of that clean out so that I can sell my house quicker. Thanks for the tip.
fantastic tips…. it is a right way of selling a house in a market quickly. by using the tips of pack up and clean your house until it shines is excellent. the best realtor selection is very helpful for us. keep it up.
I like that you mentioned the importance of cleaning up your home. Making sure that people are seeing the tidiness of the house and space is great for getting buyers interested. My sister might like knowing this as she looks into selling her home.
You’ve got great tips for selling a house. I love how your place sold only four days after being on the market! That’s insane. My wife and I would love to sell our home that quickly, so I’ll remember your tips.
So glad they could help!
Thank you for suggesting that you should pack most of your things before you put the house on the market. My husband and I need to sell our house. I’ll have to look into finding the right real estate agent to help us.
You’re welcome – best of luck!:)
My husband and I want to sell our home before we move. This post offers some great suggestions that sound like it’ll make our home more appealing to buyers. I can see how taking down personal mementos and painting over markings can be beneficial.
So happy to help! Good luck with your house:)
Hi! Great advice! I’m not sure if you mentioned it anywhere in the post or comments, but can you give a rough estimate of how long it took you guys to do all the painting and little repairs around the house, plus packing and staging? We just decided to sell our home yesterday so I’m just getting started, it seems overwhelming and I’m wondering how long it’s going to take before we can actually show our house!
Hey Ashley! Great question. It took us about 3-4 months to do all the DIY projects. We also decided last minute to replace just the countertops in our kitchen. At the time we were new parents with a 6 month old baby and I was nursing around the clock, so our time limited. If you have more time, I’m sure you could get through your list faster! Good luck!!
Great article. As a REALTOR, I will be sharing this read with my clients. They often ask what they should do, I tell them and they forget about half of it. So I will direct them here and let them have the list and tips you’ve mentioned. Thank you!