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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Home Seller Tips: How long will it take to sell my house?

How long will it take me to sell my house?  Although there are lots of variables that can impact the exact answer, I believe the four items listed below exert a great deal of influence on the answer.

  • First, it all depends on the house.  If it is move in ready and the seller is move out ready, then that is a good start. 
  • Consider is the price.  No surprise there, right?  A competitively priced house is key to getting an offer.  Key here is being competitive which does not automatically mean being the lowest priced and does not exclude being the highest priced if the location, condition, upgrades, etc. warrant the price
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  • Consider exposure.  Your home must be given the widest promotion possible to your likely prospective buyers.  This always means Internet promotion but may also include direct mail, open houses, signage, word of mouth and other methods. Closely related to exposure is the accessibility issue.  If possible, accommodation of all reasonable showing requests will hasten the process.  In other words, the path of least resistance.
  • Lastly, be patient.  Understand there will be bumps along the way.  There are a lot of players in the home buying and selling process.  Regardless of issue, bumps can usually be overcome as long as cooler heads prevail.
So, how long will it take to sell my house?    There is no easy answer.  The above areas touch upon what I call the Three Ps of Selling Your Home (price, preparation and presentation).   With a real estate agent who understands the seller's needs and can communicate the process clearly, it should not take too long.

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