Of course there is no way to know exactly how many days your home could be on the market until it sells. However, you can do your best to increase the odds of getting it sold quickly and for the best possible price.
- Price it right! Pay attention to the sold comparables in size and location. Your competition is also important because a potential home buyer will want to see all of the homes in a neighborhood. How does yours compare to those? Studies show homes priced more than 3% over the correct price take longer to sell.
- Keep contingencies to a minimum. Be as flexible as possible with such things as move out date etc.
- Prepare to show. Clean up and repair anything that you know needs it. Clean homes show much better than dirty ones. You don’t want anything to distract buyers from seeing the potential in your home.
- Be flexible about showings. Many times a home buyer wants to see a home asap. I know it’s an inconvenience, but the more showings that you have, the more likely you’ll sell.
- Don’t refuse to drop the price. If your home has been on the market for more than 30 days without an offer, be prepared to at least consider lowering your asking price.