5 Tips to Help Sell Your House Faster Than Your Neighbors

Posted by Andrew Fortune on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 7:02am. 125,024 Views

The two most important questions that home sellers want to know the answer to are “How much is my house worth?” and “How long will it take to sell my house?”. Many people will base the answer to these questions off of their neighbor’s recent experience selling their home.

5 Tips To Sell Your House Faster Than Your NeighborsIf your neighbor’s house recently took 6 months to sell, then it seems likely that your house may take 6 months to sell as well, right? Not necessarily. There are numerous factors that determine how quickly a home will sell.

Sometimes it can take a long time to sell a home because the neighborhood is far from town and there are fewer buyers in the area. Under these circumstances, you may be correct in assuming that your house will take a while to sell. For people who live within city limits where homes sell every day, the days on the market for your neighborhood will usually vary slightly, based on each individual property.

As I will cover in this blog post, there are 4 major factors that determine the resale performance of a home: Price, Location, Condition, and Marketing. You can't change the location of a home, but you can change the other 3 factors.

My first 3 tips cover the best ways to present a home for sale in order to amplify it’s condition and sell it at it’s highest possible value. The 4th point covers marketing tricks to help you receive added visibility when listing your house for sale online. The last point will focus mainly on the importance of pricing a home right.


Point 1UPDATE YOUR LANDSCAPING

Statistically, buyers will emotionally attach to a home within the first few minutes of a property showing. Since landscaping is the first point of contact for potential home buyers, it is an extremely important part of the buyer’s experience. It's the first impression!

Nice Landscaping Can Sell Your House FastYou may have beautiful landscaping already, but it is still important to make it look new again. Adding some new mulch, removing any dead or damaged vegetation, and planting a few bright and colorful flowers can dramatically change the curb appeal of your home.

All of this can be done in a day or two with very minimal cost, depending on the size of your yard. If you have no landscaping at all and you are adding it for the first time, it can be more expensive and take days or weeks to complete, but the end result should be well worth it though.

In order to understand the impact of landscaping, you first have to think like a home shopper. Go online and look for a few homes for sale within your price range and organize them in order of your most favorite. (if you’re looking in Colorado Springs, you can use our website at GreatColoradoHomes.com). Now take the homes at the top of your list and look at the 1st picture of the front of the house.

Do any of the homes in your list need landscaping in the front yard? Probably not. Chances are very high that the homes you chose are well landscaped.

There may be other homes similar to the ones you have chosen that you probably looked right past because the initial picture of the front of the house was unappealing in comparison to the others. This is why you want to have nice landscaping. It immediately amplifies the desirability of your home.


Point 2MOVE OUT & STAGE YOUR HOME

This is a tough tip to accept, but it’s the brutal reality of the real estate market. Vacant homes that are staged typically show much better than occupied homes. Vacant staged homes are presented in such a way that buyers can easily see themselves moving into them. A staged home triggers emotions that make people want to stay longer. They somehow feel as though life would be less-stressful by living there.

On the flip side, it’s hard for potential home buyers to visualize their furniture and accessories in a property that is loaded with other people’s stuff. If you have a lot of stuff and your house is constantly being used, the best thing to do is to completely move out. It's a lot of work to move out first, but it will definitely help you sell your home faster than your neighbor's home that is loaded with a ton of personal stuff.

Consider Moving Out To Sell Your House FasterYou stand the highest chance of getting a strong offer this way because your property is always accessible for showing and it always looks great. Your house will look larger with minimal furniture in it as well. Vacant/staged homes appear much larger than occupied homes because they utilize space better.

If moving out is not an option, then you might want to rent a storage unit and move as much stuff out of your home as possible. Remove as many personal pictures, decorations, bookshelves, and personal items as you can possibly stand to live without for the time that your house is listed for sale. Since you plan on moving anyway, this is work that will have to be done at some point, regardless. You might as well do it at the start of the home selling process and reap the benefits of having a beautifully shown home.

With your home in staged condition, buyers can picture themselves living in your home and are more likely to consider purchasing it. When I show homes, I notice that buyers consistently feel more attached to properties that are vacant with minimal staging.


Point 3ADD NEW PAINT & FLOORING

New Paint and Floors Can Sell Your House QuicklyIf you have to ask the question, “Should we add new paint and/or change those floors?”, then the answer is most likely “Yes”. When you live in a home and walk on the same floors every day, it’s easy to feel as though those floors are good enough, but you really need to compare them to the other homes on the market.

If other properties in your price range are offering new flooring and paint, then your house is going to highlight the fact that those homes are better than yours and you will be helping to sell those properties. I always say there are two types of homes on the market: homes that sell, and homes that sell the other homes. Your home will sit on the market until there are no other properties available with new paint and floors. It’s just the nature of the business.

If your carpet is more than 3 years old and you can afford to change the carpet, I highly suggest doing it. If your wood floors are more than 5 years old and they have never been refinished, I would suggest refinishing or replacing them. It’s important to look at upgrades in terms of percentage to the overall price of the home.

In Colorado Springs, the average home price is around $350,000. New flooring usually cost around $10,000 to $15,000, depending on the size of the home and type of floor installed. (New flooring can easily cost $40,000+ if you go with the most expensive materials, but we’re talking about basic flooring here.) That means the cost of new flooring is a small percentage of the overall price of the home. However, the impact of new flooring is HUGE.

Home buyers will say that they are willing to put new floors into a house, but when it comes right down to it, most of them will choose a home with floors that they like already installed. It's harder to emotionally attach to a home that needs work. Market your home with new floors and fresh neutral paint and watch it sell fast!


Point 4HIRE A REALTOR WITH MARKETING

A good Realtor with great marketing will know how to get the most out of your home's online listing. Every year, there are more digital tools to choose from. Hire a Realtor who knows how to use these new digital tools to sell your home faster than your neighbors.

A professional video walk-through is one of the most powerful selling tools. I have had buyers sit at the closing table and tell me that the video walk-through was the #1 thing that sold them on the property that I listed. They watch it over and over again. After looking at many homes and then going back and revisiting their potential properties online, good video walk-throughs will resell the home to the buyers every time they watch it.

You can add descriptive text and highlight important features and basically sell the home to the buyers before they ever even see it in person. Since most listings do not have good video walk-throughs, your listing will stand out over and above the other listings online.

Here's an example of a good video walk-through. Notice how certain features are highlighted in a way that photos alone could never accomplish.

A good video walk-through will consist of beautiful video footage using high-quality cameras and possibly drones. The video should be used to advertise the best parts of the home and highlight things that may not be instantly obvious. A good video can sell a home more than any other form of marketing.

PRO TIP:

If you would like to take the marketing of your home one step farther, you can have a professional 3D Tour created for your home to go with your video. This allows home buyers to virtually walk through your home online. Some people may view your 3D tour and realize that the layout of your home is not great for them. This cuts down on showings of your home to people who are not going to buy it. It can also reveal positive attributes that are hard to capture in video and photos. Overall, it gives more information to potential buyers, allowing them to spend more time considering your home. Here's an example of a 3D Tour from the home in the video above.

Once you have both of these forms of marketing created, it's important to utilize them to their fullest potential so that everyone can find them and watch them. The best way to do this is to place both the video and 3D Tour into a separate landing page for your property. Here's an example of our landing page from the property above: Example of Property Landing Page

You'll need to have your Realtor link the landing page of your listing to the Virtual Tour section of your local MLS. This will cause it to show up on every website out there. Then, you'll want your Realtor to put a sentence at the beginning of your listing description to point everyone to your fancy Virtual Tour page. We usually post something like: SEE VIRTUAL TOUR FOR VIDEO & 3D WALKTHROUGH. It helps everyone know that your listing has extra content that is much better than the average listing. This is a pro move that will help sell your house faster than your neighbors.


Point 5PRICE IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME

I’ve saved the most important tip for last. Any seasoned Realtor will tell you that there are four things that sell homes: Price, Location, Condition, and Marketing. Of those 4 points, PRICE is the most critical. People will look past condition and location if the price is right. People will also look right past your entire property listing if the price is wrong.

Bob Barker Home Selling TipsThe real estate market is always under pressure from both the buyer and seller’s expectations. Buyers want a deal, and sellers want more than their home is worth. This is the tension that makes the real estate market so interesting to so many people.

Pricing your home right and offering something that other homes in your price range do not offer is a strategy that finds much greater success in securing a higher offer. The "non-strategy" of simply pricing way above market value and waiting to see what happens is a terrible idea.

Home buyers want a special deal, so you and your Realtor should come up with a plan to give them that special deal in order to sell fast.

Don’t base your sales price off of other listings that are currently active and have been on the market for a while. Many of those listings are over-priced, which is why they are stuck on the market.

You should base your home's price ONLY off of what has recently sold. Realtors call these sold properties "comps" or "comparables". These are proven sales that have actually happened. Try to remain objective in comparing the condition of your home with the condition of the recently sold properties. These properties are a gold mine of info to help you determine what to list your home at. A good Realtor will walk you through them and show you what they reveal about your home.

Very commonly sellers are able to dismiss the flaws in their home, but not those of their competition. If your home is honestly as nice as the properties that have recently sold, it would be wise to list your home close to the sold price per square foot of the similar sold properties. Adjust your asking price based off of the amenities of your property in comparison with the previous sold homes. This is your most accurate price range.


Selling a home super fast is challenging, but with the right strategy and tools it is very possible and financially rewarding. Always be sure to choose a great Realtor to help through each one of these steps and the many more steps that are required to complete the entire transaction. They will be your advocate and guide throughout the entire process.

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71 Responses to "5 Tips to Help Sell Your House Faster Than Your Neighbors"

John wrote: Very good article for homeowners to sell their homes. Working with a agent with great skills can get your home sold fast too.

Posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 8:37am.

Bahamas Real Estate wrote: Great tips Andrews. What is essentially being presented is the importance of properly "staging" a home in the selling process. And the best staging is getting the owner out of the house so that the prospective buyer can see themselves in the house.

Posted on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 11:47am.

Kennz@McBeathRealEstate wrote: These are really great tips for selling your home .Natural light can greatly improve the look and feel of your home. When staging your home, open your blinds and pull back your curtains.

Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 11:00pm.

Nora Moore wrote: That is true that the first impression of a home is very important when someone is looking to buy it. The landscaping and curb appeal have more influence than you might think because of that. I also agree that having the place clean and staged for showing helps quite a bit. If the place is full and not clean, they will imagine it that way when they live there. It's just how it is.

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 8:52am.

Jessy Shaw wrote: My husband and I both got new jobs out of state so we are looking to sell our home here in Arizona as fast as possible. We live in a really nice neighborhood but there are other homes for sale as well. We don't want to have to leave here with our home not sold so we are doing everything we can. I will definitely use these tips. Thanks for sharing!

Posted on Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 10:49am.

emily bennette wrote: I like what you said about pricing the home correctly from the start. When you are selling your home you naturally want to get the best price possible. So, normally yo price it above what it is worth. However, like you pointed out if you price it correctly it will generally sell a lot faster.

Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 9:31pm.

Bob Lowe wrote: Thanks for the post. I think adding a new fresh coat of paint in a great idea to make your home look better. I think it does really help to update the look of the house, and also helps it to look newer. I agree that that can really help you to sell off your home much quicker.

Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at 12:23pm.

Bob Lowe wrote: Thank you for the post. I agree that price is really important to get right the first time. I think people always think their home is worth more than what is actually is. Having a realtor help with pricing your home can be really helpful.

Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 4:53pm.

April Cook wrote: I really like your tip to move out/clean out your home to help it sell faster. Should you use your own furniture to stage, or is it better to hire a company that can provide newer furniture? If you can't move out, what are the most important areas to clear out so that potential buyers can picture living there? Thanks for all this great information!

Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 at 10:03am.

Luis M wrote: Awesome tips Andrew! Like someone has mentioned earlier, also working with a real estate professional will help simplify the process. Looking forward to the next article!

Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 2:17pm.

Luke Yancey wrote: You are right-- moving out of your place will make it sell faster! I couldn't find anyone to make any offers on my house a few months ago when I was moving out. It wasn't until I relocated and took all of my things that I began to get a lot of offers all at once!

Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 9:36am.

Braden Bills wrote: I want to get my home sold as quickly as possible. I didn't know that moving out made things so much easier!

Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 6:31am.

Jack Mulligan wrote: I'm not looking to sell, but a lot of these tips are things I am looking for, or at least attracted to as I'm looking for homes for sale. We want to move, and aren't in a big hurry, so we're waiting for the right one. The tip here that makes the biggest difference is a fresh coat of paint and new flooring, because it means you put some effort in!

Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 9:15am.

Kenneth Gladman wrote: I like that you mentioned updating your landscape. This is the first impression that potential buyers get of your home and you want it to be a good one. I would also fix up the kitchen if there are needs, that is another important area.

Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 12:24pm.

Siaosi wrote: I would love to be able to get my home sold. I think it would be nice to get the right kind of help knowing how to sell my home first. I think that changing my curb appeal as soon as possible.

Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 12:32pm.

Braden Bills wrote: I want to make sure that I get my home sold. It makes sense that I would want to move out before I have people look at it. That way they won't have to look at all of my stuff!

Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 7:22am.

Allan Foglio wrote: There is an excellent article that you published.

Posted on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 3:48am.

Elsa Anderson wrote: Lots of our neighbors have sold their houses rather quickly while our house hasn't been touched. My husband and I think we need to up our game and make improvements to our home so we can sell it as quickly as our neighbors did. That's why I really like your tip about adding new paint and flooring. This would really improve our house's chances of being bought because it hasn't been renovated or remodeled in years and is probably warding off buyers.

Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 8:38am.

Philippa Jolley wrote: This post is great. Thanks for sharing these important tips .

Posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 5:04am.

Siaosi wrote: I think it is important to have someone that can sell my home first. I would have to agree that the person that sells their home first would be the ones to get the best deal. I would want to get a real estate agent to help me make this happen as soon as possible.

Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 1:31pm.

Sarah Smith wrote: I'm hoping to sell my home quickly. I like the advice you give about how you should update your landscaping and make it look like new. Another thing to do is to consult a real estate agent on what you can do to help give your house the special edge so that it will sell quickly.

Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at 12:41pm.

Philippa Jolley wrote: Excellent point points for selling a house, if you want to sell your home then make sure that you follow these tips.

Posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 6:57pm.

Braden Bills wrote: I want to make sure that I get my home sold quickly. It makes sense that I would want to update the landscape! That is the first thing that people see, so it's what draws people in. I'll have to see what I can do with it!

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 7:24am.

Ben Allen wrote: I appreciate the information on how to sell your home faster than your neighbors. I agree that one of the best things you can do to sell your home fast is to update your landscaping. Updating your landscaping can really increase your curb appeal and attract a lot more people to your home. I would imagine that the outside of the house is a huge determining factor in buying it.

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 9:44am.

olivia nelson wrote: I like your idea on how you should update your landscaping before you sell your home. I would imagine that a professional realtor could tell you what kind of things you can do to your yard to make it look great. I'm looking to sell my home after a divorce so I'll have to find out what I can do to the landscaping to make it look even better.

Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 4:28pm.

Laura Ludwig wrote: Thank you for the post. The right price for the house for sale is very important and a good renovations would do the trick as well.

Posted on Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 9:18am.

Siaosi wrote: I have been planning on selling my home this coming summer. I like how you mentioned some ways of being able to sell quickly. I do like how you mentioned to replace the carpet if it has been more than 5 years. I know I am in that category.

Posted on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 7:50am.

siaosi wrote: I would like to have some help in getting my home sold as quick as possible. I do not want to have any problems with getting rid of my home. I like how you said that it should take me less than 6 months.

Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 12:58pm.

Will Smith wrote: Great article. I like the layout as well. Nice pictures and great tips for homeowners!

Posted on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 2:13pm.

lenny strin wrote: Nice tips but topic is very funny it's like race for selling house.

Posted on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 11:55am.

Philippa Jolley wrote: Very good article.

Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at 10:08pm.

Braden Bills wrote: I want to get my home sold as soon as possible. I'll make sure that my home is clean!

Posted on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 11:00am.

Jade Brunet wrote: It is good to know that adding new paint and flooring can help you to sell your home faster. I like what was said about comparing your floors to other homes on the market. Another thing to consider would be to seek help from a realtor who has experience in staging homes to make your house look even more presentable when being showed.

Posted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 5:17pm.

Siaosi wrote: I think it would be nice to have a real estate agent to make sure that I have someone to help me in getting me in understanding the lingo. I think it would be nice to know how to price my home. I also want to know what is the best way to sell my home.

Posted on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 8:51am.

Annika Larson wrote: Right now my husband and I are looking to sell our home and upsize to a larger one. We want to make sure that our house is sold quickly and at a good price. Thanks for sharing these tips to help us do that. As you mentioned, price plays a large role in having a home sell quickly, and it's a good idea to base the price off homes that have sold, not current listings. We will be sure to find the right realtor to help us with this.

Posted on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 11:49am.

Gloria Durst wrote: I like how you say that you would want to find ways to touch up the paint and the flooring before you sell your home. It would make sense to update your home like this because it would allow you to make your home look fresher.

Posted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at 1:47pm.

Zequek Estrada wrote: That's pretty interesting that vacant homes sell better than occupied ones. I was planning to sell my home while I continued my search. However, I'll have to talk to my husband about moving out sooner since or renting a storage unit until we do.

Posted on Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 8:22am.

Derek Dewitt wrote: My wife and I want to move next year but we're struggling to find ways to sell our home. I like that you suggest getting new paint and flooring to increase the appeal of the house. First impressions are really important when it comes to buying a home so we'll be sure to get the place in top condition. Thanks for the help!

Posted on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 7:13am.

Amanda Drew wrote: Thanks for letting me know that the three main factors that determine how well a home will sell are condition, location, and price. My husband and I want to move so that we're closer to our parents for when we start a family. I think that we'll need to find help selling our home.

Posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at 3:31pm.

Georgia B wrote: I love your tip of getting a professional video walkthrough created! It definitely makes sense that this would help potential buyers feel more confident in buying the place. I'm moving because of a new job, and I need to sell my townhouse. You can bet that I'll get a walkthrough video made so that I can sell it as quickly as possible!

Posted on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 7:24pm.

Max wrote: This is great advice especially with the video walk through. My sister is looking to sell her condo and buy a new home. I'll have to share this with her.

Posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 8:06pm.

alena wrote: My husband and I are trying to sell our house but we have a few other homes in the neighborhood for sale as well. So this was good to know that fixing it up cosmetically could help us get a sale. We are going to find an agent as well and not try to sell it ourselves.

Posted on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 12:28pm.

Ivy Baker wrote: I liked that you pointed out that adding in new paint or some feature could help the home sell better. Personally, I would want the lawn to look nice. That way. I wouldn't have to spend the time and money to make it look nice.

Posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 7:49pm.

Bobby Saint wrote: You mentioned that landscaping can sell your home quickly. One of the things that a potential buyer will notice is your garden or yard, and this would most likely create an impression on them even before stepping inside the house. You certainly would like for them to see a beautiful garden that is neat and orderly. Thus, you may want to put extra effort into mowing your lawn and adding some colorful flowers and plants in your garden. If I were to sell my house, I would certainly take this into account. Thanks.

Posted on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 11:26pm.

Gloria Durst wrote: I like how you say that you would want to paint your home before you sell it. Having a fresh coat of paint helps really make the home look good. My sister is trying to sell her home, so she'll have to paint it first.

Posted on Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 8:44pm.

Becca Holton wrote: I wasn't aware of how landscaping is extremely important part of the buyer's experience. However, it's understandable since it sounds like it's basically your home's first impression. People don't forget first impressions easily. I figure it might even be helpful to work with a real estate agent to get a better view on how to make your house more appealing to buyers.

Posted on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 12:32pm.

Tammie Houston wrote: We're planning to sell our old home because it's no longer capable of housing our growing family. We want to know the steps that we need to take in order to sell our home quickly. It's really helpful that you mentioned how the landscaping is the first point of contact with the home-buyers. Personally, I pay more attention to the garden, so that shouldn't be a problem. Thanks for the tips. It's really good.

Posted on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 5:37pm.

Gary Parker wrote: Its a great blog written by the author whenever anyone going to sell his/her house one should always keep these tips in mind. Frankly saying whenever I am going to sell my house for cash I will always remember this blog and keep everything in mind. Thanks For Sharing this blog with all of us.

Posted on Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 12:10pm.

Tiffany Lock wrote: I'm glad that you mention how landscaping is the first point of contract that potential buyers have with your home so it's important to make it look like new. This could help attract their attention and show they that you have a quality property. When selling a home, you'd probably want to find a good real estate agent who can help you find ways to improve your house as well as figure out what professionals you need to hire, like a professional landscaper, in order to do it as quickly as possible and for the best price.

Posted on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at 6:11pm.

Jeremy Thompson wrote: Thanks for some tips on how to sell one's house faster! I love that you mentioned how pricing the home right and offering something unique from your peers can be quite a useful strategy in gaining success in selling a home. I'd be sure to hire a Realtor to help us with the pricing since we have no idea how to do so. We might be ready to move within the end of the year, thus it might be beneficial to contact them later.

Posted on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at 7:45pm.

Taylor Bishop wrote: Thanks for going over some tips for selling a home. I'm glad that you mentioned that you should possibly change your carpet if it is old. It sounds like it could be beneficial to make sure that you know how old your carpet is, so that you know whether to just clean it well or if it needs to be replaced.

Posted on Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 10:00am.

Bernadette Hansen wrote: I couldn't agree more with what you said about how you must consider checking how long your carpet has been on your floor and the option to refinish your flooring to give your house a new glow. My mother decided to sell our old house, and we want to make sure that we'll be able to sell it at its best price. For me, a new carpet and floor will surely help us to attract more buyers in the market. I will make sure to share your blog with my mother so she can get some tips.

Posted on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 12:46am.

Jade Samson wrote: The best part of your article for me is when you talked about how you can consider replacing your wood floors that are more than 5 years old to give your house an updated look. My husband is looking to sell our old house since nobody lives there anymore. It's important for us to sell it fast at a competitive price. The last time that we replaced our wood floors was 7 years ago, so it can be a good idea to replace them to give our house a newer look. I will make sure to consider all your tips for selling our house.

Posted on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at 12:19am.

Tabitha Wilson wrote: I like that you talked about how you can consider changing your carpet that's more than 3 years old to give your house a newer look. My parents are looking to sell our old house, and it's important for them to be aware of the best ways to sell their house fast. The carpet we have in my parents' house is more than 5 years old. It doesn't look as good as it was before, so it will make sense to replace it with a new carpet which to give their house a fresher look. I will make sure to share your blog with them.

Posted on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at 11:44pm.

Kiara Woodsland wrote: The best part of your article for me is when you talked about how you must consider marketing your home with new floors because most home buyers prefer to buy houses with floors that they like. It has been 4 years since we replaced our flooring. Now that we're selling our house, we've been finding some tips to sell it fast since we need money for some important matters. Now that we know how new floors can help us to sell our house fast, I'll make sure to consider your tips.

Posted on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 10:31pm.

Taylor Bishop wrote: Thanks for these tips for selling a house. I'm glad you mentioned that you should try to make the place seem like you have moved out because it can help you get an offer much quicker. I wonder if it could be good to get another person, like a friend, to look at the place and help you figure out what to take out of a home to make it seem vacant.

Posted on Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 6:59am.

Kenneth Gladman wrote: I like that you mentioned the difference a well maintained landscape can make in selling your home. This is the first thing buyers are going to see and you want to make a good first impression. A good agent will also make a big difference through their networking.

Posted on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 4:01pm.

Becca Holton wrote: It was helpful to learn about those three items that will sell a home. I've been fixing up my place. It seems like it's almost ready to sell. However, I want to get the insight from a realtor before proceeding since there could be more done to increase the value of my home.

Posted on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 10:33am.

Patricia Wilson wrote: It's great that you elaborated on how getting a new landscape for your property can help maximize the buyer's potential emotional attachment to it and sell it faster. My husband is thinking of getting a property that's closer to the city so wouldn't have to spend so much time traveling. We can't afford it just yet until we can sell our current home. I'd be sure to follow all of your amazing tips and have a professional give us a hand as well. Thanks for the very interesting read!

Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 6:36pm.

Megan Alder wrote: My husband and I are moving to rockport tx, and have already been looking at homes for sale in the area. However, we are hesitant to finalize any purchases until we have sold our current home. I love the idea of investing in the landscape, as I agree that curb appeal is huge. Having new looking landscape will make the house feel more up to date.

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 3:33pm.

Tania wrote: In general, it's important to keep your house in good condition if you want to sell it fast.

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 7:54am.

Heidi Bookenstock wrote: I have a job opportunity in another area that I'd like to take as soon as possible, so I'm looking to sell my home fast. I've never sold a home and have very little knowledge of real estate, so I really appreciate this article. I really like the tip to update the landscaping, that's a great way to grab the attention of potential buyers.

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 12:58pm.

Brandon Richards wrote: A great article with useful tips to sell a home fast.

Posted on Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 7:59am.

Tracy Husemann wrote: I have learned so much from my neighbors about good selling tips, but none of them have mentioned doing a video walk-through or making it look as though you moved out. I never thought about that before. I will definitely refer to this article when the time comes to sell the house. Thank you!

Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 2:23pm.

Santos Garcia wrote: The blog was well made and the guide was splendid! It is really a good news for those people who are struggling with selling their house fast, you can also go to investor sites like forthomebuyers.com, they will help you sell your house fast. thanks for sharing and posting this blog Kudos to you and Good luck!

Posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 8:43am.

Lucy Tuazon wrote: Thanks for your wonderful tips! It is true indeed that sprucing up your home before a visit is a must if you'd want buyers to be interested in it. I agree that making a good first impression is very vital to every home that's for sale as this creates some sort of bond with a buyer. Cheers!

Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 12:22am.

Malia Davis wrote: I love your idea of doing a video walk through and using things like GoPros and drones to get the best shots. That would make the video so professional! I don't have a drone or GoPro, so I will probably just have to hire a real estate agent who has access to technology like that so that they could make the video for me. I bet they would do a much better job with the video as well because they know what sorts of things buyers are looking to see in a home.

Posted on Monday, August 27th, 2018 at 12:58pm.

L2 Construction wrote: Great article!!! Thanks for sharing these tips to sale home faster.

Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 5:42am.

Richard Davis wrote: I agree with adding new paint because it helps in making the house looks new and clean. Awesome blog by the way and thanks for sharing!

Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 6:30am.

Penelope Smith wrote: I want to sell my house after the holidays. So, I have been thinking about improving my house a bit beforehand. It is good to know that getting new flooring or new paint on the walls can be really helpful.

Posted on Monday, November 26th, 2018 at 7:01pm.

Rhianna Hawk wrote: The fact that landscaping has such an effect on a home's property value is pretty amazing, and it makes me really happy that I invested so much in mine. I have a really nice yard and garden, but I definitely haven't done much moving out yet. I'm hoping to sell my home by the end of March, so I'll clear out my personal items and try to make my house look ready to move into, as you suggest.

Posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 1:18pm.

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