Tips for a Quick Home Sale in a Slow Market

Posted on: 20 January 2017

If you must quickly sell your family's house to move closer to where your ill parent lives, start your new job, or deal with other circumstances, then you will be happy to know this is something that can be accomplished. There are many specific things you can do to improve your chances of getting purchase offers for your home in a slow real estate market. To ensure your success, here are some tips for quickly selling your home in a slow real estate market:

Make Your House Stand Out Above All Others

In a slow real estate market, buyers become very picky when they view homes. Since there are so many properties on the market, buyers will always gravitate towards the few homes that stand out above all the others. For this reason, if you want to sell your home in a slow market, then you need to ensure that your home is the one that stands out. 

Some ways you can make your home rise to the top are:

  • deep clean the entire house
  • remove all of your clutter and personal items
  • repaint walls that need a new coat of paint or are an offensive color
  • replace aged or damaged flooring

In addition, if you have dated appliances in your kitchen, you should replace them with current models. Buyers often see older appliances as a costly upgrade they'll have to make soon after moving in and will pass up your home for one with new appliances installed. 

Improve the Curb Appeal With Professional Landscaping

Potential real estate buyers make a very quick judgment about your home when they first drive up to it. If the landscaping is overgrown or does not have an appealing look, then they will leave and go buy a different home. To invite buyers into your home, you need to have the yard professionally landscaped. Not only does your landscaper need to prune and trim the existing trees and vegetation, but they also need to ensure that the landscape's design works well with the style of your home.

Make Your House's Interior Smell Wonderful

Finally, one major turn-off for home buyers is unusual or unappealing smells in a home. For this reason, clean your home well, and then bake a pan of cookies before your open house events. The smell will make people feel at home and will mask any lingering odors in your home. For day-to-day home cooking or bathroom odors, keep a can of your favorite air freshener handy and use it sparingly to cover any offensive odors. 

For more tips on selling your home quickly, talk to a real estate agent at Sell My House STL.


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