Tips to Selling Your Home in 30 Days or Less

The real estate market is hot and you have decided to sell your house. But you need to sell in a short period of time. Most sellers don’t know this, but houses on today’s’ market can sell in a short period of time. As a licensed realtor in the State of Florida with over 10 years of real estate experience, I am going to spill the beans on what you need to do if you must sell within 30 days or less.

1. Hire an aggressive realtor.

All realtors cannot provide the same results. Some realtors are more aggressive in marketing the property for sale. You want to line yourself up with a realtor that can give you results. I know of realtors who get listings and they won’t even return a phone call to show the property, let alone show the place. So do your due diligence in hiring a good realtor.

2. The price must be right.

Find out what your property is worth. Make sure the realtors you interview provide you with the value of your property. You will be attached to your home, no doubt. But if you want to sell the home, you have to price it right. Homes that are not over priced tend to sell within a short period of time. Of course, you do not need to underprice the property either (unless you are going through a foreclosure). But if you price the property to sell, the calls will come in and you will attract a buyer in no time.

3. Do a title search.

In order to sell your home, you will need marketable title What is Marketable Title? It is the ability to sell with no liens, no open violations, no survey violations etc. You don’t really need to know what marketable title is. What you need to do is contact a title company and have them do a lien search and title search for you. While most people wait to sell the home to get this done, if you really want no delays in closing on the home, then consider getting this done before getting an offer on your property. A title company will be able to tell you if your home is marketable. This means it found no reason why you cannot sell the home. If you find out that your property has some type of lien problem, then clear it up. That way you can get the home sold in no time. Do not wait for last minute to clear title issues up because it will delay the closing or chase the buyer away.

4. The house must show nice.

You might like to live with boxes and clutter in your home. But when a potential buyer comes along, she wants to visualize herself in the home with her family. You have to think the way the buyer is thinking. Because of this, try to remove the clutter. You do not need to stage a home. But you need to have the home look inviting. That way a buyer will want to make an offer on your home. When I do showings, I always call realtors for feedback. When I show homes, I also call realtors to tell them why my client won’t be making an offer. It is usually because the seller has a messy home, and the home doesn’t show well. So avoid this pitfall and just show an inviting home to potential buyers.