5 Ways to Speed Up an Urgent Home Sale During COVID-19

The year is coming to a close and the ever present COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country. It’s crushed a lot of mayhem and a lot of people are calling real estate agents because they want to know how to sell your home fast in Las Vegas, NV.

Well, we have some tips for an urgent home sale amid COVID-19 that you won’t want to overlook.

1. Complete the home inspection as soon as possible

Although having a home inspection isn’t always required, many buyers ask for one so they know what they’re getting if they buy your home. They usually take place near the closing date. You can help the process by getting a home inspection before putting your house on the market.

Why would you want to do that? Simply put, by doing the home inspection first, you can make any repairs that you’d think a buyer would ask to be repaired. For example, maybe you didn’t know there was structural damage in the attic. You could have this fixed before any buyers even come to your house, so that when it’s time to close and the buyer does their own home inspection, everything will be on the up and up.

2. Choose a top-rated agent

One would assume that all real estate agents are going to be proactive in getting your house sold quickly because they make their money through commissions. That isn’t always the case. Some agents are too new to know what marketing strategies work. Some agents may not know the area very well and have a hard time finding properties that fit with what the buyer is looking for.

This is why it’s incredibly important that you take your time finding an agent. Don’t be afraid to talk to several agents before choosing who you’d like to work with. Ask them how many houses they’ve closed on, how many years they’ve been in the business, and if they have any references.

3. Don’t list too high

Look, it’s understandable that when you put your house on the market, you’re going to want to get as much money as you think it’s worth. However, sometimes we get jaded and factor in all the memories that were made there, all the repairs and even improvements you’ve done throughout the years.

When you need to sell quickly, you have to be realistic. Consult with your agent and ask them their opinion. They’re unbiased and know what other comparable homes are going for in the same area. They’ll use that information and come up with a figure that they think will get the house sold without insulting you.

4. Don’t ignore the exterior of the home

You know how they say, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover?” That way of thinking isn’t going to work if your home’s exterior is in bad shape. The yard needs to look it’s best so that it draws people’s attention and makes them wonder what’s inside.

Even if you don’t have a lot of money to have professional landscaping done, you can do some small things to make it look nice such as: trim the bushes, mow the lawn, weed the flower beds, powerwash the siding, driveway and deck/porch.

5. Have professional photos taken

Our smartphones have powerful cameras that can take beautiful pictures. They can even take impressive videos. But… You probably don’t have the skills to take professional quality pictures. A professional photographer knows how to find the best lighting, knows how to find flattering angles and can even edit photos to clean things up without altering them so that the pictures look completely different.

Understandably, worrying about the economy, the pandemic, and job stability is a lot to deal with. When you add the task of needing to sell your home quickly, it can be a lot to deal with! That’s where a top-rated real estate agent can help. They’ll work hard to get your house sold quickly so you have one less thing to worry about.

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