1. Price it right- Begin by setting the price of the home or property you are selling at the lower end of the realistic price range. This allows buyers who are looking at comparable properties to take note of your property.
2. Get your home market ready at least two weeks before you begin to show it- Decluttering, making any repairs, and staging a home before you begin to show it will help reduce the stress and panic of “having” to get ready during a time when a showing can happen at any moment, and it will also help when you move as your home will already be partially packed up.
3. Be flexible about showings – The more flexible you are, even though it can be disruptive to have a house ready to show on the spur of the moment, the more likely you are to find a buyer. If you limit the times for showing, you can potentially lose a buyer as they will move onto the next house and possibly love it and purchase it.
4. Be ready for offers- Decide in advance what price and terms you will find acceptable. By doing this you can save a little time in the negotiation process and complete the selling process faster.
5. Don’t refuse to drop the price- If your home has been on the market for more than 30 days without an offer, be prepared to lower your asking price.