8 Tips for Selling Your Home Fast
Putting your house on the market and watching it sit unsold can be a wrenching experience. Here are some expert suggestions for ensuring a quick sale.
By Jenny McCune, Bankrate.com
As the home-sales season goes in to high gear, you may feel extra pressure to sell your house in a hurry. Here are some ways to set a winning pace in the home-sale race.
OK, so just how do you play the home-sale version of "The Price is Right"? That crackerjack agent you hired should have a good sense of what price will help sell your home sooner rather than later. As the owner, your objectivity is diminished, so give your agent free rein, within reason, to set the price. The broker will look at the average days a home in your neighborhood is on the market, how your home compares to others in the area and its condition.
The downside of renting a house that you're trying to sell is that its condition probably won't be as pristine as you or buyers would like. One way around this problem, says Innes, is to rent with an option to buy. "Let people move in six months and pay rent and then close," he says.