CHANTILLY, VA, Dec 01, 2015—When listing a home, many sellers dream of a quick, seamless sale. There are many variables to selling your home fast, and it typically depends on the market and who is on the housing hunt. However, below are a few tips from Scott MacDonald, President of RE/MAX Gateway for selling your home faster.
Price is right. One of the most important things to consider is price. “You may want to reduce the price of your home or, at the very beginning, set it at a low price that will generate more buyer interest,” suggests MacDonald.
Cash really is king. “Cash is often an incentive, both for the buyer as well as the agent,” notes MacDonald. You could offer the buyer a $1,000 to $2,000 decorating rebate upon closing the deal. It is also not uncommon to offer the selling agent a $500 bonus. However, some brokers may prohibit such incentives, as do some REALTOR® boards. Check with your real estate company to find out.
Offer to pay for extras. According to MacDonald, another common quick sale incentive is paying for the property inspection and warranty policy and getting your home preliminarily approved for FHA and VA loans, thereby making it more attractive to a larger number of buyers. Contact a lender who writes FHA-insured and VA-guaranteed loans.
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