Most people who want to sell a House do so quickly. However, there is no way
to predict how much time it’ll take to sell your home. Every case is different.
This isn’t good news for homeowners who are trying to plan a relocation.
Still, there are different factors you can evaluate which will help you make an
educated guess about the future of your home. From there, you can take steps
to sell your home faster if you need to.
In general, you should start with current home sale averages. These can
change rapidly in response to the economy, the local home inventory, and
other unpredictable issues. It will take longer if you’re selling your home in
winter, but you may luck out if you’re selling during the ultra-short “golden
period” (May 1 to May 15).
Factors Influencing the Average
There are a lot of factors that will influence whether you sell faster or slower
The first is the home price. If you overprice the home you could be waiting a
long time to get it sold. The truth is you may not sell your home for as much
as you bought it for.
The second factor is the condition of your home.
Homes that are in top-notch condition usually sell faster than homes which
need a lot of work. Most buyers will want you to fix the problems before they
agree to purchase the home, which means you could be paying a lot of money
out of pocket before you see a single dime from the sale.
The fourth factor is the home’s location, which you can’t help. If you’re in a
desirable neighborhood then you can expect to sell faster.
If the neighborhood has deteriorated (or just been upstaged by cooler, hipper
neighborhoods) since you first moved in then you may have a problem on your
hands. Neighborhood trends change from year-to-year, so there’s no way to
know where you’ll stand until you are truly ready to sell.
The fifth factor is completely out of your control.
Sometimes selling your home quickly boils down to luck!
How to Sell Faster
You have two options.
One option is to make the home as attractive as possible by fixing everything
that’s wrong with it before you contact a realtor. You’ll then want to take the
time to get it staged like a showroom.
Finally, you’ll want to make the price as attractive as possible, which may
mean pricing it a bit lower than the other homes in the neighborhood…a move
which may sting quite a bit after you’ve poured all that money into making it
sparkle and shine.
The other option is to contact a reputable real estate investor who will give
you an “as-is” option in cash.
This is the best option for people who are truly in a hurry to sell, since we can
often get the deal done in as little as 7 days. You won’t even have to clean
your home if you don’t want to.
You’ll get a cash offer in 24 hours, and have plenty of time to move out of your
If you’ve taken a look at the market and you’ve already determined that the
average time to sell is much longer than your own timeline then it’s one of the
easiest ways to solve your problem. And when you work with very good real
estate investors you can be sure that your offer will be a fair one.
Want to see what we can offer for your home? Contact us today to get this
process rolling. You could have your home sold in no time.
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