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12/12/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Did you know there are actions you can take to make your home sell swiftly? Here are four tips to do just that:

Use a Texas REALTOR®. Consumers who hire a Texas REALTOR® sell their homes more quickly than if they tried to sell their home on their own. That’s because Texas REALTORS® know how to market your property so it reaches the right buyers.

Make sure the price is right. An overpriced home is destined to sit on the market. Your Texas REALTOR® will give you accurate information about comparable home prices in your area as well as the current marketplace, so you can choose the right price from the start. Plus, research from the National Association of REALTORS® shows that sellers who use an agent sell for a higher price than for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) sellers. In the United States in 2014, FSBO homes sold for median price of $208,700 compared to $235,000 for sellers who used an agent.

Declutter your home. It’s hard for potential buyers to see themselves in your home when it’s overflowing with your kids’ toys, dishes are constantly piled in the sink, or you have your unique collections on display. Cleaning often and storing items will be worth it for a quicker sale.

Fix lingering problems with your property. People will notice the door that doesn’t quite shut all the way, the scratches on your baseboard, and the rattling ceiling fan. Even small fixes can make a big difference in how attractive your home is to a buyer.

Your Texas REALTOR® can give you specific advice for your home that can help you take your property from for sale to sold.

Categories: Sellers
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The material provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended and should not be considered as legal advice for your particular matter. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Applicability of the legal principles discussed in this material may differ substantially in individual situations.

While the Texas Association of REALTORS® has used reasonable efforts in collecting and preparing materials included here, due to the rapidly changing nature of the real estate marketplace and the law, and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, the Texas Association of REALTORS® makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of the accuracy or reliability of any information provided here or elsewhere on Any legal or other information found here, on, or at other sites to which we link, should be verified before it is relied upon.

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