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How to Sell Your Home Fast

If you want to sell your home fast, there are some things that you can do to increase your chances of selling sooner than later. Here are some tips from real estate agents who have a track record of outperforming other agents:

1. Stash away the family photos.
When potential buyers walk into your home, you don't want them to see pictures of the family that lives there. Instead, you want them to look around and imagine their family living in the home. So, pack away the wedding photos and your son's football pics and save them for your new home.

2. Remove the clutter.
Clear off the counters and shelves, and take almost everything out of the hallway closets. By removing the extra clutter around the house and in cupboards, you're opening up the space and allowing buyers to use their imagination. It's simple, and yet so effective.

3. Get your home ready before you put it on the market.
Before you put your property on the MLS, walk around the house with your agent and create a to-do-list. Since most activity occurs when a home is first listed, you want to ensure that the house is fully ready. Remember how important the first impression is.

4. Get a pre-inspection before listing.
If you want peace of mind, get a pre-inspection before listing your property. For about $300 to $500, you can get a licensed inspector to check out the home's major systems, such as the electrical, roof, heating and cooling, and the plumbing.

By learning about any issues ahead of time, you can make major repairs in advance and on your own terms. Often, a seller is blindsided when they learn of a costly repair that they didn't even know their house needed. This can make a seller feel as if they have no choice but to accept an offer that is below their asking price or pay for costly repairs.

Selling your house? Contact a real estate attorney for sound advice!

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