How to Sell Your Home Fast

I’m a Real Estate Agent, Here is How to Sell Your Home in One Weekend

Want to sell your home fast? Selling your home can be a stressful, but what if you could sell your house over a weekend? Imagine the relief of not having to constantly keep your home open house ready for last minute viewings. You can also avoid the uncertainty of when you can move out and move on to your new home. Selling your home in just one weekend is the dream of both homeowners and real estate agents. List your home for sale on Friday, have open houses on Saturday and Sunday, and boom, there are multiple offers on Monday! It’s possible to sell your home in one weekend. As a real estate agent, I have done it many times, keep on reading to find out how to sell your home fast.

How to Sell Your Home Fast (in one weekend)

1. Check that You are in the Right Market Condition

In order to sell your home over the weekend, outside factors have to align. First, you need to be in a market with tight inventory. 

This means there aren’t many homes available for sale in your area at your price range. You can easily find out by checking the listings in your neighborhood and price point to see if there is a lot of competition or not. 

Another useful way of determining this is by asking your real estate agent to get the months of supply metric for your town, which is a common indicator used in the real estate industry. If your months of supply is below 5, the lower the better, you’re in a seller’s market, which is exactly what you want. 

In a seller’s market, there are more buyers than homes for sale, which gives you the upper hand and makes it possible to sell your home over a weekend. However, if you’re in a market where there’s a lot of inventory, then it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to sell your home in just one weekend.

How to Sell Your Home Fast

2. Find the Right Real Estate Agent

I know you might think you can pull this off on your own but you are better off using a Real Estate agent to help sell your house. The key is to find a real estate agent that is willing to do open houses the entire weekend. It’s a gamble for the real estate agent, it could be a waste of time, because it’s possible you don’t get enough interest and traffic. That’s why it’s important to check the market condition to make sure you are in a seller’s market. 

Your agent can also make the call on whether the best and final offers should be requested based on the interest and showings during the open house. This is a common strategy that can help generate more interest and offers by inviting buyers to present their best and final offers by Monday. An experienced real estate agent will know the strategy of how to drum up multiple offers. 

Another reason why you need a real estate agent to sell your home in one weekend is that you need your agent to list your home on the MLS. Listing your house on the Multiple Listing Services (MLS) is crucial, and only a real estate agent can do this for you. The MLS is where real estate agents list homes for sale and search for homes for their buyers. If you sell your house independently, it won’t be listed on the MLS, which could limit its visibility and reduce the number of potential buyers going to your open house.

How to Sell Your Home Fast

3. List in Many MLS

Another thing you can do to sell your home fast is to team up with a real estate agent who is a member of many MLS. This will allow your home to be listed in more MLS, which increases your chances of finding buyers more quickly. While this is not an absolute necessity, having an agent with access to multiple MLS can be an advantage. Do keep in mind that some areas may only have one MLS. For example, where I am in Connecticut there are many MLS with many towns having their own MLS.

4. Price Your Home Right

It’s important to price your house right to sell it quickly. If you set the price too high, you’ll not attract interest and traffic to your open house, which means you may not be able to sell your house in one weekend. 

You need to be aggressive with pricing. Ask your real estate agent to do a comparative market analysis, which is a report comparing the prices of homes sold that are similar to yours. This will give you an idea of what price to sell your home at.

One effective pricing strategy is to set your price slightly lower than what you think is the right price. The idea behind this strategy is that you will attract more buyers, resulting in multiple offers and eventually a higher price. But, this approach only works in a true seller’s market with a very tight inventory. It could backfire if you don’t get multiple offers. 

You should consult with your real estate agent to determine the best pricing strategy for selling your home in one weekend. Having a team to help you sell your house is much better than selling it yourself. 

Remember, pricing your home right is the most important factor in selling your home fast. Even if your home has great staging and photos, but the price is too high, it will be difficult to sell it over a weekend.

5. Professional Photography

Having professional photographs taken is key to selling your home quickly. Potential buyers will view your property on sites like Zillow or Realtor.com, and the photos they see there will largely determine whether they attend an open house. 

That’s why it’s important that your pictures are of the highest quality, convincing buyers to come and see your home in person. This can’t be achieved with amateur photos taken on your phone. 

You need a professional photographer who knows how to use wide-angle lenses and lighting techniques to make your home look its best. Without great photos in your listing, you’ll struggle to get people through the door during an open house. 

The right price combined with high-quality photos is the key to attracting potential buyers to come to your open house.

6. Make Your Home Look Like a Hotel

It’s important to stage your home before taking photos for your listing or hosting an open house. But don’t worry—you don’t need to hire a home staging company and spend a lot of money. With some careful planning and hard work, you can do it yourself. 

The key to staging is to clean, declutter, and make minor updates to your home. The ultimate goal is to make your home look like a hotel—all surfaces should be clear, and nothing should be on the kitchen counters, bathroom counters, or nightstands. 

Make minor repairs like fixing leaky faucets. If your budget allows, repaint your entire house; it’s worth it. You’ll be amazed by how much it can make your home look brand new. Whenever my clients ask me what’s the one thing they can do to make their home look good, I always suggest repainting it. Repainting has a significant effect on making your home feel brand new. 

If you don’t want to repaint, that’s okay. You can still declutter and clean your home to make it look good during the open house. I have sold homes over a weekend where all the client did was declutter and clean their home. Download my free home staging checklist to help you get started.

7. Get Out of Your House

If you are doing open houses on Saturday and Sunday, I suggest you check into a local hotel for the weekend and do a staycation. Or stay at a relative’s home. Just get out of the house. Bring your pets (dogs or cats) with you. You don’t want to mess up your nicely staged house. Especially if you have kids. Your real estate agent will thank me for suggesting this. 

Good luck selling your home in one weekend. Again, it’s not for everyone you really need to make sure you are in a seller’s market with tight inventory to make this work. Consult with your real estate agent to see if this is possible for your home. And remember, price your home right. Pricing is key to selling your home fast!

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