On average, it takes almost 70 days for a home to sell on the open market. That’s over 2 months, from the time that you decide to list your home until the time that you finally close. For some people, this is fine. They have the flexibility and opportunity to go through the long process of repairs, listing, staging, showings, and closing.
But what if you don’t have 2 months to spare? Or just don’t want to deal with the hassle and expense of preparing your home for showings?
There’s a couple of ways to speed up the sale of your house. Here’s the 3 best options:
1. Make sure you work with the right agency
The right real estate agent can drastically cut down on the time that your home spends on the market. For instance, our average sale time at The Keri Shull Team is an astonishingly-low 22 days. This is nearly 70% lower than the time it takes the average solo agent to sell.
There’s a lot of factors that go into this speed: the right team will have highly-trained agents, plenty of resources for your information, an internal database of people looking for homes, and a dedicated team of marketing specialists to make sure your home reaches the widest possible audience.
Working with the right agency doesn’t just speed up the process, either — it can make sure that you sell your home for a higher price, too!
2. Make sure your home is attractive to buyers
Almost all buyers begin their home search process online these days, and the first thing that they’ll see of your listing is an exterior picture. If you want to catch their attention and get them to check out the home, you need to make sure that this picture is immediately appealing to the eye.
What’s the proper way to do this? Talk to your agent! If you’re working with a good agent, they’ll know a photographer who can make sure your home’s exterior is as attractive as possible to online home searchers.
While the exterior of your house will leave a strong impression on any potential buyers, it’s a good idea to give attention to the interior, too. Home renovation projects can give your home a nice, new feeling, but they can be expensive and aren’t always worth it.
The quickest way to update your interior for home buyers is to pay attention to the lighting in your home. The right lighting plan can be very appealing to potential buyers, and reduce the amount of time that your home spends on the market.
3. Look into an Instant Offer Program
But what are you supposed to do if you can’t even wait 22 days? Sometimes, your life circumstances require that you sell you home ASAP. We were seeing a lot of these situations in the D.C. Metro area — there are a lot of people who are relocated by their workplace, and federal employees and military members often have to move quickly due to reassignment.
These people were struggling to sell their houses in the short time span that they needed, and many had to pay for more than one home while also facing the stress of moving.
That’s why the Keri Shull Team created the Instant Offer program. This online tool allows you to get an offer on your home in just 24 hours — so you don’t have to stress about finding a buyer!
We will buy ANY home, and you don’t need to worry about costly renovations and showings, or disruptive home tours. Want proof? Check out this ABANDONED home that we bought
Your home doesn’t have to look pretty or be in perfect upkeep. We will buy it for a fair price, no matter what.
If you are interested in selling your home FAST, click here to check out the Keri Shull Team’s Instant Offer Program!
Are you looking to sell your home? We don’t want you to get stuck with two mortgages — which is why we created our Move-up Buyer Guarantee! If you move up to any of our listings, we’ll sell your home FOR FREE! Click here to learn more!