When you want to sell your home, the object of the exercise is to be sure that you sell it rapidly. You don’t want to be waiting three or four months time in order to attain the change of residence. You’d prefer to get out of the mortgage and have it all over and done with in record time.
In order to attain the goal, which is to sell your home quickly, you are going to need to be sure that all of your “ducks are in a row” so to speak. Getting a fast sale means planning ahead and assuring that you have all of the elements that combine to give you the best chance to sell your home.
The top five ways to be sure that your home sells more quickly are:
Be certain that your real estate agent is reliable. Test your agent by asking questions about other properties on their website. Email the agent that you are considering and ask them questions on the website. Do they contact you back in a relatively fast turnaround time? Was their response not only timely, but was it well written and professional? Did they answer all of the questions that you asked them in a timely way?
Was the communication helpful and did it strike you as friendly and welcoming? Did they offer you the opportunity to view the property? If you can answer all of the questions with a yes, then this is the real estate agent that you want to use. They will be the one who is the most eager to help you to sell your home. Look at the email that they sent you. Was it a good description of the property? Did it make you want to buy the house, or at least to see it?
In many cases, they will be the company that can close the sale for you in the fastest turnaround time, which is precisely what you’re looking for.
Having tested the agents personally, take a good look at the website that they offer to sell property. Is the site clean looking and easy to navigate? Does it look as though it is updated in a timely way? Are there properties there which are sold but are not marked as sold?
One of the things that many realty companies will do is to neglect to update their website. If they aren’t taking down properties that are sold, or are not marking them as sold, chances are that your home won’t be posted on the website in a timely way.
This company will quite likely be making three to five percent of the money that you make from your home sale. If they are a good realty company, they will be working for it, trying to sell your home as rapidly as possible. Bear in mind that the company which is the most assertive and proactive in selling your home and in dealing with you, is quite like the company that will sell that house more quickly than any other.