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Getting your house sold in 30 days takes quite a bit of intent and just a bit of good luck. By following the tips in this article, you’ll be stacking the deck in your favor and you’ll be well on your way to getting your house sold in the next 30 days.
The first secret to getting your house sold is to uncover your level of intent to sell. Let’s face it, just because a person lists their house for sale doesn’t necessarily mean that they are motivated to sell the home.
Lack of motivation is the number one reason why many houses sit on the market. So, your first step is to evaluate yourself and be honest with yourself and with your Realtor about how motivated you are to get your house sold on a scale of 1-10. If you find that you aren’t that desperate, don’t be surprised if your house sits on the market for awhile.
When a seller is highly motivated to sell a home, several things happen. First and foremost, the price is set to sell. When a person isn’t desperate to sell right away, they are much more likely to set a bit higher price, just to ‘see what happens.’ What usually happens is nothing! In cases like this, the higher dollar amount is more important than actually selling the house.
High motivation also means that you, as the seller, are more likely to seriously consider decent offers and really work with potential buyers. A seller that is willing to meet the buyer half way is a seller that is going to get his house sold quickly!
In addition, motivation to sell can often mean that the seller is getting ready to move. This means that the house is being cleaned out, personal items might be packed and out of the way and the seller may even need to move out before the sale. These circumstances usually make selling the house a bit easier also.
So, how do you sell your home in under 30 days?
Your first step is to hire an aggressive listing agent with a reputation for getting a house sold. Be willing to interview 2 or 3, but don’t be afraid to sign with a persuasive agent, after all, that quality will be on your side once you list with that agent.
The next step is quite simply to listen to your expert and let them tell you what your home will sell for. Remember, your agent also wants your house to sell for as much money as possible, since they work off of commission, but they also don’t want a listing clogging up their system that isn’t selling. Be smart enough to trust what your agent tells you.
When you are highly motivated to get your house sold, you higher the right agent and you price to sell, you can pretty much guarantee that your home will be sold in under 30 days!