Tips For Selling Your Home Quickly

by Geri Mason - Date: 2007-02-12 - Word Count: 547 Share This!

When you have decided to sell your own house for whatever reason, obviously you are also in the market for a new home.

(there is a free ebook: 101 Tips For Selling Your House,for you to download, from a link at the bottom of this page).

Whatever your reasons are to sell your home and you have made up the decision to go on our own, here are some tips you should follow to make your for sale by owner adventure successful!

Of course, you want to get as much as you can for your house when you sell it. Following are some guidelines to increase the value of your home and save yourself from aggravation.

To get your home ready for the market, you need to have your home make a good first impression on potential buyers.

This means you have to spend time and money in making it look good but do not go overboard and make major improvements. Instead, concentrate on the little things that will make your house more appealing to potential buyers.

Set a day for inspecting your house, I mean a really thorough inspection: outside and in, from top to bottom.

Make sure you have a pad of paper and a pen during your inspection and dutifully write down items that need your attention. Be observant when you make your inspection and pay attention to details.

Check all windows, switches, electrical outlets, plumbing fixtures, door handles; be on the lookout for chipping paint, water marks, roof leaks, broken light bulbs. Make sure your list is as complete as it can be.

Categorize your list into the various types of repairs necessary like carpentry, plumbing, electrical, do-it-yourself.

Spend the time, money and effort necessary to make all the itemized repairs on your list. Your goal is to improve the cosmetic appeal of your home and eliminate as much of the negative factors as possible even before the potential buyer makes his inspection of the house.

Once you have completed all of the repairs, take another walk through and determine further steps you can take to enhance the appearance of your home. Trim the bushes and tress in the front and back yards mow the lawn, give the exterior and interiors a fresh coat of paint (preferably in a neutral or light color to emphasize roominess).

Most important of all, get rid of the clutter in the attic, the kitchen, the garage and the living room. Doing so gives the appearance of spaciousness, which is one of the more important considerations of potential homebuyers.

As soon as your home is ready for the market, this is the perfect time to list it as for sale by owner.

As much as possible, get it listed on the internet because according a survey of the National Association of Realtors,

approximately 24 percent of for sale by owner homes use the Internet as a medium of advertisement whereas a whopping 74 percent of homebuyers use the Internet when they search homes to buy!

It is therefore to your advantage to list your property with an Internet source that offers both for sale by owner and Multiple Listing Services.

Taking the necessary steps to prepare and market your home ensures that you get the benefits of a higher price, a smoother transaction and on your way to your new home or adventure in life!

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