Ten Ways To Sell Your House FastTen Ways To Sell Your House Fast

Sometimes selling your house can be a devastating experience.

If your house sits on the market for a long time, I would venture to say with conviction that your stress level will be at an extremely uncomfortable level.

With just a bit of planning, however, your house can say, ?Buy me!? to buyers, and before you know it, you'll be looking back on a smooth, pleasantly quick selling experience.

Here's 10 simple ways to do just that:

1. De-Clutter

Yes, some buyers are themselves clutter-bugs. But, paradoxically, they want to buy a house that is definitely uncluttered. One, they can see the ?bones? of the house better. Two, an uncluttered house gives a message of being cared for. So rent a storage unit if you have to, pack away many of your belongings, give away, donate - whatever. Get rid of clutter.

2. Eliminate Cracks

Cracks anywhere spell a dead sale to most buyers. Search out and fix all cracks. Walls, ceilings, foundations, driveways, chimneys, fireplaces, tiles - wherever - hunt them down and get rid of them.

3. Add Color

No, I don't mean blue walls or red carpet. In fact, if you have blue walls, you might seriously consider painting them that popular neutral shade you hear about. We all vary so much in our color likes and dislikes - let the new buyers add their own.

But I do mean flowers. Inside and out, flowers and plants add a feeling of relaxation and graciousness even to non-gardeners.

4. Mirror Magic

Mirrors truly do work magic in opening up and adding light to rooms. Especially small rooms can benefit from a nicely placed mirror.

5. Add a Room

You might be thinking I'm crazy. Who wants to spend that kind of money when they're just preparing their house to sell? But some extra rooms are easily created just by buying a floor to ceiling room divider. If you have a fairly large living room, you can put in a room divider and presto! You now have a family room to boot!

6. Build More Storage

One of the biggest complaints Realtors hear from buyers is, ?There's not enough storage.? Look around your rooms and see if you can add some shelf units. Does your kitchen have an unused corner where a pantry would fit? If you have a basement, adding some storage could be a simple task.

7. New Knobs

New knobs on kitchen and bathroom cabinets are a quick way to spruce things up.

8. Kill that Odor

Nothing turns buyers away quicker than unpleasant smells. And you can bet that unpleasant odors are usually also unhealthy odors. So be savvy to how your house smells and do what it takes to make your house and grounds smell fresh and clean.

9. Property Information

Create a packet of information about your property and place it where buyers can easily see it. Corners, property lines, appliance manuals, neighborhood information, schools, shopping etc. Help prospective buyers become familiar and knowledgeable about your property and neighborhood, and they'll start feeling as though they belong there.

10. Set the Stage

Visit some model homes in the area and take some hints on how they are decorated. The professionals who prepare the model homes know what to do to make them inviting and get the buying juice flowing

There you have 10 simple hints and techniques that can help your house sell quickly.

by Jeanina Bartling
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Jeanina Bartling is a retired California Realtor and the author of ?How to Decorate Your House to Sell Fast and for Top Dollar? More information on how to get a fast sale is at http://www.besure-sellhousefast.com

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