Tips for Selling Your Home in One Month
In a time crunch? Whether you’ve just landed a new job and need to start planning your move right away or you’re just up for a challenge, you can sell your home within one month . . . with a few easy tips. Here are some quick tips for selling your home in one month.
Tackle your curb appeal.
You already know that your home’s curb appeal is key to reeling in buyers to your home. After all, this is the first glimpse that buyers will get when they attend your open house. Even sooner than visiting, your curb appeal is like the book cover of your home, and a buyer can make an educated guess on how the interior will look depending on how the exterior appears. Don’t get them guessing your home is anything other than a gem! Pull up your sleeves and start working on your landscaping, entryway and driveway. Tidy these areas by renting a power washer, adding a new coat of paint or installing new hardware on your door.
Get back to the basics in your home decor.
If you’re wanting to sell your home in one month, you want to make sure that your home has gone back to the basics when it comes to the decor. Do you have a high contrasting accent wall or just a harsh color palette in your home in general? Neutralize your home by going back to softer, neutral tones such as gray, oak, linen and other similar colors that evoke a sense of warmth in your home and can appeal to many buyers.
Finally tackle your list of home repairs.
Have a sticky door? A leaky faucet? While you’ve gotten used to these little nuances of your home, these will stick out like eyesores to buyers. Don’t make the mistake of overlooking home repairs you’ve been meaning to get around to, especially if you’re in a time crunch to sell your home in one month. When buyers know that you’ve taken care of these home repairs, they can be assured that they won’t have to inherit your to-do list, which makes them more likely make an offer sooner rather than later.
Use quality listing photos.
Once you’ve sharpened your curb appeal, gone back to a neutral color palette in your home, and taken care of your home repairs, perhaps one of the most crucial determining factors of selling your home quickly comes down to your listing photos. Quality listing photos, free of blur, taken from the best angles and (hopefully) captured with a professional camera, are what will get your home sold! If you include subpar photos when you list your home, buyers are more likely to skip over your home, which means it will be sitting on the market for longer than you had hoped. Listing photographers, in particular, know how to best capture homes and highlight their features. If it’s not in the budget to hire a listing photographer, using a professional camera is highly recommended.