How can I Sell My House Faster? Free Indiana For Sale by Owner Tips Listing Information

How can I Sell My House Faster?

Review online listings, on many sites, to compare competitve pricing (including MLS) and get an idea of how other homes are priced, presented, and photographed.

Make the House Sparkle! Wash windows inside and out. Rent a pressure washer and spray down sidewalks and exterior. Clean out cobwebs. Re-caulk tubs, showers and sinks. Polish chrome faucets and mirrors. Clean out the refrigerator. Vacuum daily. Wax floors. Dust furniture, ceiling fan blades and light fixtures. Bleach dingy grout. Replace worn rugs. Hang up fresh towels. Bathroom towels look great fastened with ribbon and bows. Clean and air out any musty smelling areas. Odors are a no-no.

A good virtual tour will grab a buyer by the hand and lead her from room to room, showing a 360-degree view. Depending on the tour company, you can add sound, music or an exciting, professionally written description that scrolls with the movement of the tour. Virtual tours can also include individual photos available for download or to print.

Send E-Flyers - Technology has made it very easy to create and send electronic flyers. You can also include multiple photographs of your house. Costs vary but it's generally less than $100 to produce. Here are ideas for recipients: Real estate agents who sell in your area. Friends, family and coworkers. Out-of-area brokers and agents who represent buyers in your area.

If you decide to offer a commission to selling agents, you will want to put a lockbox on your premises for easy access by agents when you are not home.

Open Houses - Not every home is suitable for an open house due to location or other factors, and sometimes the only way to determine that is to try it. If nobody comes, that's probably a good indication. However, if your home is located near a high traffic area where buyers often swarm, then it's a good candidate. Place open house signs throughout the area directing buyers. Advertise in the newspaper. Advertise open house times online. Invite the neighbors; they're going to come anyway.

Arrange sparse pieces of furniture in an appealing grouping known as a vignette. Showcase a generous usage of soft fabrics such as silk, lambswool, satin. Display unusual knickknacks in units of 1, 3 or 5. Drape window coverings with simple lines. Add unique elements to shelving, bookcases and fireplace mantels, which draw attention to predetermined areas.

Prices vary depending on where you live in Indiana and the local demand for professional home staging. Coastal areas and large metropolitan cities where home staging has been prevalent for years command higher prices. Some real estate agents help Indiana sellers Stage the home themselves. Most listing agents agree, however, that vacant homes show better with staging and will encourage sellers to hire a professional stager. Fees range from $500 to $5,000 or more, depending on square footage and the number of rooms staged.

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