How To Sell Your House Quickly

Need To Find a Buyer for Your Home ASAP? Learn How To Sell Your House Quickly With Our Insider Tips.

How To Sell Your House Quickly

There are all sorts of reasons why you might need to sell your house quickly. Perhaps you’ve already found your dream home and now need to find a buyer for your property. Perhaps you’re relocating to start a new job and only have a matter of weeks to make your move. Or maybe you’re growing your family and the clock is ticking before your new arrival joins the family. 

Here at Storey Collective, we’re used to sellers needing buyers to snap up their homes quickly. Usually, the best thing you can do to achieve a quick sale is shop around for an experienced real estate agent. These agents can use their expertise to attract great-fit buyers—fast. 

In this blog post, we’ll explain how you and your realtor can speed things up.

Why Do I Need a Realtor To Sell My House Quickly?

Though you need to sell your house quickly, you probably don’t want to knock the price down too much. However, quick sales often mean allowing buyers to negotiate the price downwards—often by some margin. The best way to avoid this is to work with a realtor who has a record of selling properties quickly. 

These real estate agents sell homes quickly because they know how to:

Sell Your Home at the Best Price

An overpriced property can scare prospective buyers away. But go too low and you could miss out on a price the right buyer would have paid. A good realtor will compare your property to properties that have recently sold in your neighbourhood and price accordingly. 

Stage Your Home

It doesn’t matter how beautiful your house is if you don’t present it to showcase your property’s finest features while creating the best traffic flow. How you use your space may not appeal to the largest number of people. An experienced realtor can advise you on how best to stage your house to draw in more prospective buyers. 

Create a Marketing Strategy

Different buyers have different needs, and it’s important to get your property in front of the right people. Not getting much interest in your house? Perhaps the wrong people are looking at it. A realtor will draw up a full-scale marketing strategy to angle your property towards a particular type of buyer. 

Aside from professional photography and brochure creation, Storey Collective also offers HD property tour videos to showcase all listings. Not only do these videos provide a 3D feel and offer more depth than still photography or virtual tours, but they’re also optimized for Google searches, which means more people should find your listing.

Help You Choose the Best-Fit Buyer

You might be struggling to find a buyer, but hopefully this will all change with the help of a realtor. Once your realtor has generated more interest in your property, you might also need their help to choose which offer to accept. Your realtor should recognize the signs of buyers who might slow down the process and help you opt for a buyer who’s as committed as you. They should also help you weed out offers that are too low and/or include unnecessary contingencies. 

Negotiate a Good Deal

Most sellers have to negotiate on price before finalizing a sale. This can be overwhelming for an inexperienced seller, but a good realtor can handle your negotiations and land a fair deal quickly, without you having to worry. 

A reputable realtor will have been through the sale process time and time again. They’ll be able to offer you all the support you need to sell your house quickly and with minimal hassle.

How Long Do Properties Usually Take To Sell?

According to the National Association of Realtors®, during 2019/20, most homes took around three weeks to sell (to go from listing to contract). However, this can vary and depends on various factors, such as location and season. Note: spring is usually the best time to sell if you’re looking for a quick sale. 

Having said that, if you work with the right realtor, you might be able to sell your house quicker than this, regardless of the location or time of year.

Isn’t It Faster To Sell My Home Myself?

Though it’s possible to sell your home quickly without an agent, this isn’t guaranteed. And you’re unlikely to close the best deal without advice from an expert. 

Don’t let the stats misinform you. The National Association of Realtors’® 2020 survey (linked above) may show that 77% of “for sale by owner” (FSBO) homes sold in under two weeks last year. But most of these sales went to buyers the sellers already knew. Meanwhile, agent-assisted homes sold for an average of $24,000 more than FSBO homes, leaving sellers with a hefty profit even after paying agent commission fees. 

How Can I Make the Most of Showings?

When it comes to showings, the best thing you can do is accommodate as many prospective buyers as possible. The more people you can get through the door, the more likely you are to sell. To make this easier, Storey Collective uses an appointment system that allows sellers to manage all showings from their phones. This way, sellers can receive notifications by text and confirm, deny, and suggest alternative times for bookings.

Secondly, if you have pets, it’s usually a good idea to drop them off with friends or family during showings. Some people aren’t animal lovers, and others might not feel drawn in by bowls of dog food or cat litter trays.

You can also create a welcoming impression by leaving all your lights on, lighting the fireplace, and even playing soft background music.

And, finally, it’s often a good idea to make yourself scarce during showings. Prospective buyers often like to poke about, linger at their leisure, and ask their agents direct questions that they may not feel comfortable asking you. Give them the space they need, and they might be more likely to make an offer.

Why Storey Collective?

When you want to sell your house quickly but don’t want to compromise on price, an experienced realtor like Storey Collective can help. First, our market strategists can diligently study and analyze market data to draw up a tailored marketing plan. Then, our certified negotiation experts (CNE®) can ensure you sell your property for the highest price possible.

Having dedicated the last 16 years to closing the best deals for buyers and sellers, we have an in-depth knowledge of neighbourhoods throughout the Greater Toronto Area. As a result, Storey Collective is in the top 3% of 50,000 agents licensed through the Toronto Real Estate Board. In the last three years alone, we’ve also won the Director’s Platinum Award for being in the top 5% of Royal LePage Realtors® and the Award of Excellence for being in the top 10% for five of the last seven years.

If you’re looking to buy or sell in Toronto, Hamilton/Niagara Region, Halton Region, or Peel Region, we can help. 

Learn more about how we approach the home-selling process in our sellers’ guide.

If you’re ready to move forward, you can also book a call with a member of our experienced real estate team.