How to Sell Your Home FAST!

This article authored by: Rob Hallberg

How to sell your home quickly is a very common question with a very simple answer. Give Buyers what they want!

90% of home buyers want to purchase a home that is “move-in ready”. They don’t want to have to make any repairs, change carpet, paint or landscape the home.  Here is what goes through the minds of Buyers as an Agent shows them your home:

Curbside:            Buyers want to see your home has some “curb appeal”, with a little Landscaping and a clean exterior.  The Buyer’s think, “This home has possibilities”.

Front Entry:      Buyers will look around while the Agent finds the Key. The Buyer’s think, “Still looks good. Can’t wait to see the interior”.

First Look:        Curbside and Front Entry views are important, but the First Look at the Interior is critical. Everything needs to be perfect! Make sure blinds are open and there is a lot of light. No clutter, either. Buyer’s now think, “Wow! This home really does have possibilities”.


Kitchen:             Another critical area. You want to keep the Buyer’s thinking, “Wow”.

Master Suite:   Not quite as important as the Kitchen but it makes a difference. No worn carpets or paint problems.

Other Rooms:  Should be neat and clean as well.

Back Yard:        Another important location. Once your Buyers have seen the home, they are still thinking positively. They may be thinking of where their furniture will go, etc. So when they get to the Back Yard, you want to avoid an “Oh, Darn”. The Buyers are on an emotional high, thinking about making an offer and you do not want a major letdown at this point.

You do not need to do a great deal of Landscaping. At the very least, however, your Back Yard should have Landscape Rock or Grass, no barren, dirt areas.

The Buyers are very excited and ready to place an offer. If your home is priced close to market value, you will likely see an offer very soon. And you should be able to negotiate a fair, market value price as the Buyers are emotionally sold on your home.

And that is how you sell a home fast. Make it Move-In Ready, list it at a Fair Price and the offers will come quickly!

What makes us the Experts? Our last six listings have sold in an average of 10 days!

Rob Hallberg

Rob and Catherine Hallberg are Associate Brokers with Long Realty, a Berkshire-Hathaway Affiliate and Southern Arizona’s largest Brokerage. Send Rob and Catherine an email  for a fast response to your questions; for an even faster response, Call (520) 407-8667.

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