Need to know how to sell your home quickly? It’s not going to be an easy task and let’s be realistic and say that even if you do everything mentioned here, your chances of selling within a few days or even a month are not better than average.

What you do gain from following the advice here is most likely a substantial reduction in the amount of time your home is on the market and that translates to big dollars in savings to you. What should you do to reduce the amount of time your home is for sale or maybe find the right buyers overnight? We have a few ideas right here.

Price it at a Steal

Making big money on the sale of your home is so 2008. Knowing where the real estate market is right now, most people are happy to break even or up a little. If you’ve owned your home for 20 or 30 years and are close to having your mortgage paid off, you might be the exception but for the bulk of homeowners who, on average, stay in their homes between 7 and 10 years, aim for break even if you don’t want it on the market for long. If you aren’t in a rush to sell, go ahead and price it at a premium providing it’s updated and flawless in presentation.

Make it a Palace

Drive through your community and notice the amount of for sale signs in the yards of homes just as nice as yours. Notice the curb appeal and compare it to yours. Your home has to look immaculate both inside and out. Like a car without a ding or a scratch, your house has to look like a palace and if it doesn’t, somebody else’s house does and they may have an asking price on it that is lower than yours. Maybe you’re stuck on price. You can’t go any lower than where you are but you can always add value with home renovations like a coat of paint, new shrubbery, and fixing all of those little flaws that quickly add up in the mind of the buyers.

Tons of Documentation

The disclosure statement is required but how about a list of the repairs and upgrades you’ve done? How about a roof inspection and a termite report? We live in a world where documents are easy to find and when somebody is making a big purchase they want to be overloaded with paperwork. It makes them feel like you’re disclosing everything there is to know so they don’t have any surprises when they move in.

Social Media!

Your realtor isn’t the only person capable of advertising your home. Head to the social media world and leverage those hundreds of Facebook friends and twitter followers. They may know somebody who is looking for a home. Most people would rather purchase from somebody they know and trust which makes social media an ideal spot to advertise.

If you want your home to sell, take charge of it. What more can you do to help in the process? If you take an active part in the process, your home just may sell faster than you thought possible.

Tom Drake

Tom Drake

Tom Drake writes for Financial Highway and MapleMoney. Whenever he’s not working on his online endeavors, he’s either doing his “real job” as a financial analyst or spending time with his two boys.