Homeowners frequently find themselves in situations where they need to sell their homes. Whatever the reason – maybe they want more space, have more money to spend, or have to relocate for a new job – it’s important to find ways to speed up the sale process – something we can assist with. Here are some tactics to consider: 

1. Price Competitively 
Accurately pricing your home is the first and foremost step in selling your home quickly. Your price depends on several market factors, such as the economy, location, interest rates, and competition. Additionally, it’s vital to factor in the costs associated with selling a home, including closing costs, mortgage payoff, moving expenses, and any outstanding home equity loans, as these can impact your net gains. Pairing your pricing strategy with attractive packaging is crucial, particularly during the initial 2-3 weeks when buyer interest is typically at its peak for new listings. 

Pro Tip: Keep in mind that the market is dynamic, and the price you set comes with an expiration date. 

2. Work with an Agent 
88% of homebuyers utilize an agent during the home search – and for good reason. Agents bring the expertise and knowledge needed to set an accurate price, advertise, and market your listing – all of which is needed for a speedy sale. When you work with a Cutler Real Estate agent, you can rest assured you’re working with someone thoroughly trained to sell your home as quickly as possible, for the best price possible.   

3. Stage Smartly 
Putting in the effort to stage your home is well worth it, as it makes it easier for buyers to envision themselves living there. Focus on creating a ‘hotel clean’ environment and declutter extensively, especially in key areas like the kitchen, living room, and closets. Additionally, consider repainting walls with neutral colors and arrange furnishings thoughtfully. Statistics show that buyers tend to spend an average of five minutes in vacant homes, whereas they linger for about 40 minutes in furnished ones. 

4. Put High-Quality Photos Online 
The internet has become an essential tool in the home search process, with more than 93% of homebuyers choosing the web as their starting point in looking for real estate. Consequently, your home is likely to receive more virtual views than physical ones, emphasizing the importance of high-quality imagery and videography. Exceptional photography and engaging walk-through videos of your staged home will not only distinguish your listing amidst the clutter but also captivate potential buyers, significantly boosting the likelihood of securing an in-person showing. 

5. Focus on Curb Appeal 
The outside of your home shapes how prospective buyers see your home, so it’s crucial it makes a great first impression. Start by grooming your lawn, trimming overgrown bushes, and tidying up flower beds. A well-kept landscape signals to buyers that you prioritize attention to detail and the property has been cared for. For an added touch of shine, consider power washing the siding, driveway, and sidewalks, while also giving your windows a thorough cleaning. 
6. Call the Vutech | Ruff, Cutler Real Estate Team! 
When it comes to selling your home fast – and for the most optimal price – having a skilled team by your side can make all the difference. The Vutech | Ruff, Cutler Real Estate team has been selling homes in the Columbus, OH area for more than 60 years combined, and understand what it takes not only to sell quickly in this market, but also for the best price. We dedicate ourselves to staying on top of the latest in-home trends and buying patterns of those looking to relocate to your neighborhood.  

We also know it takes a village to sell a home, and we have excellent connections in the industry to get your sale pushed through. Our network of contractors, handymen, home stagers and title agents are here to complete any necessary repairs, make your home look its best and finalize your transaction quickly.  

Let’s Talk 
Once you have decided to sell, call on the Vutech | Ruff, Cutler Real Estate team to put your Columbus home on the market and get it sold quickly. We know that every selling scenario is unique, make sure to tailor our approach to meet your needs and make the process as smooth as possible for you.  

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