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Published on July 27th, 2015 | by Home and Family

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3 Simple Tips to Help You Sell Your Home Fast

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Selling a home can be a major source of anxiety for many Americans. While a lucky few have their home snatched up in under a month, many can be left feeling anxious as their homes sit on the market for close to year. Here are a few of the insider tips to prepare your home so that the offers come pouring in.

Sell Your Kitchen Instead of Your Home

For many Americans, the kitchen is far away the most important factor when purchasing a home. The easiest way to increase the odds of your home selling is to update the kitchen. Appliances and counter tops can cost thousand but there are much less expensive do it yourself fixes that can update the appearance of your kitchen. By simply putting on a fresh coat of neutral paint a buyer can picture a fresh, clean canvass for their own ideas, boosting the odds of you selling your home. Adding a do it yourself back splash can update the appearance greatly and possibly put your kitchen over the top in the eyes of a potential buyer.

You Only Get One First Impression

When home buyers step out of their vehicle and looks at your home, they are immediately making a judgement. 42% of buyers begin their search online where the picture is everything. 62% of buyers prefer quality amenities over space. Simply updating the curb appeal can lead to major dividends. Some flowers, a well maintained lawn, or a fresh coat of paint on the exterior are relatively inexpensive ways to boost the first impression your home gives off immensely. The entry to your home should appear bright and fresh. Adding a vase with fresh flowers or a mirror to reflect some outside light can really impact the immediate perception when selling your home.

Picking the Right Broker

This may be the most important aspect of selling your home. Brokers are salesmen. Salesmen are selling to you when attempting to get you to enlist their services. Don’t fall for a shiny sales pitch. Do thorough research before accepting an agent. Digging through online reviews may not be enough. Seek out recent home sellers or buyers and ask their opinions on specific agents. It is in an agents interest to sell your home as quickly as possible and move on to the next commission. Don’t allow an agent to cost you thousands by pushing a less than adequate deal down your throat.

If you are looking for more tips on home buying or selling, local realtors are there to help. Put all that research to work and contact a local realtor who can answer all of your questions and give you the peace of mind you’re looking for.


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