4 Tips to Get Your Home Sold Quickly and for a Great Price – Our Guide

Real Estate Tips, Resources, Selling | May 20, 2020 | written by Dan

When it comes to selling homes, you want to sell at the highest price possible. After all, you want to get as much money as you can out of it, especially if you’ve invested quite a bit in renovations or upgrades. However, there are plenty of things that you must do to ensure that your home gets the most attention, especially in the unprecedented times we are living in.

Here are four simple tips on what you can do to get your home sold quickly and for a great price:

  1. Clean the yard

Use of the internet in the search for a new home has drastically increased. Because of this the first image being shared of your home for sale should be eye catching. A messy yard in the front of a home can sometimes turn off potential buyers as they cannot see the homes full potential.

So, grab the rake and start clearing up your yard. Make sure any objects on the yard are scrubbed and cleaned, and anything lying around that should not be there should be put away. Remember, failure to offer a tidy yard can drive away buyers, not attract them.

If you have the time while the market works to recover itself take a look at 7 home improvements you can do to increase the value of your home


  1. Have your home cleaned and decluttered

There are a few reasons why you’d want to do this prior to selling. First, a clean home makes it much easier for you to move out once the home is sold, and makes it easier for the buyers to move. Second, a clean and decluttered home will allow the buyer to better envision what it will be like to live in your home, which will eventually motivate the individual to purchase the house. 

Once everything is put away, start cleaning the home. Scrub the toilets, mop the floors, dust the furniture, and do all the necessary chores to get the house clean and spotless. I advise doing this before taking the photos to list your home as often the photos are the first visual a buyer sees. 


  1. Draw the curtains

A well-lit home not only looks a lot cozier and more welcoming, but it highlights all the best things about the house to the buyer. Plus, people are generally more enticed to live in brighter living spaces. So, before your buyer arrives or before taking your home sale photos, open all the curtains and drapes to allow as much natural light as possible to enter.

If needed, clean your windows as well. Not only will this allow even more light to reach the interior of your house, but it’ll also make the buyer feel like the home is cleaner than most.

Taking great photos of your home is important in ensuring a good sale price and attracting the right buyer. It is always better to take photos during the day with all lights off and only the use of natural light unless lighting is required. Check out other great photography tips here


  1. Pick the right agent

This is one of the most important tasks you’ll have to do when it comes to selling your home. Pairing your spotless house with a great agent means that, not only will your home sell quicker because the property is clean, but the agent can simplify the selling process and make yours and any potential buyers’ lives much more comfortable.

To make your dollars go further when selling your home check out our 3 inexpensive ways to stage your home



By cleaning your home and working with the right agent, you will be able to sell your house in no time at all. However, if you want to sell your home even faster, you can look at the cheapest property near your place and set your home slightly lower, about five to ten percent lower. This will attract buyers to come to your home, and if there is a high demand, you might end up with a bidding war that sets your home’s price higher than what you initially thought of.

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