Here are four tips to help you sell your home fast.

If you’re looking to sell your home within the next month or so, here’s what you need to do:

1. Declutter. Donate, sell, or store your extra stuff like knick knacks, family photos, and awards. In real estate, less is more. The beautiful listing photos that people drool over online don’t feature overstuffed homes; on the contrary, they always have lots of space. 

2. Manicure your front yard. You only get one chance to make a first impression, and your curb appeal is very important. You don’t have to spend a ton of money on new landscaping; try simple projects like painting the front door, replacing your old doormat, adding fresh flowers and mulch, and pulling weeds will help make your exterior more welcoming.

3. Use professional photography. Even though everyone thinks they’re a photojournalist now thanks to Instagram and other social media platforms, people can usually tell when listing photos are taken with iPhones; they tend to have poorer lighting and angles, or they’re centered around the wrong things. Photography isn’t an area where you’ll want to save money—you get what you pay for, after all. Hire a professional photographer to help you get the best listing photos possible, and they can also set up a 3D Matterport tour and virtual staging for your home.

4. Hire a great Realtor. In this extreme market, you’ll need to work with someone experienced at handling and negotiating multiple-offer scenarios. Your Realtor will also need to be skilled at writing offers and negotiating for sellers so that they understand the full picture of the transaction.

I’m a full-time real estate professional who has been in the business for 22 years. I’ve gone through several market cycles and I’ve helped hundreds of people buy and sell homes. If you’re thinking about selling your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to me for help. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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