So far 2022 is still a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean that every home is selling fast for the highest price. For every success story, there is a family who relied on the strength of the market, didn’t prepare, and had a long sale period for a disappointing final price. If you want to sell your home fast in 2022, there are five things that can help you reach that goal.Multiracial family of four have fun in new house, parents riding kids in cardboard boxes in empty living room, happy children spreading arms and laughing. Family moving in new home, relocation concept

1. Price Your Home Right

When selling your home, the most important thing to selling it fast is setting the right price. One of the worst things you can do is overvalue and overprice your home. Any good real estate agent will know the home is overpriced, and you risk having your home sit on the market until you give in and drop the price. When you price your home right, or even slightly lower than the market value, you are much more likely to have multiple offers over your asking price. Hire an agent who has some experience to help you find the perfect listing price for your home.

2. Stage Your Home to Sell

The first impression is the only impression you’ll get from most buyers. When you are selling your home, know that buyers have already made a judgment before they’ve walked through the door. Make sure that you have invested some time into your curb appeal and your home’s exterior and entryway to make your home feel warm and welcoming. Neatly landscaped beds, clean siding and porch, and a welcoming foyer with a bench and fresh flowers all create the feeling of a place you want to stay. Once inside, de-personalize your home to stage it to sell the best. Get rid of at least a third of your possessions by putting them in storage including family photos and memorabilia. You want buyers to picture themselves living there, not you. It’s worth looking into hiring a home stager to help you place furniture, enhance lighting, and cull clutter to make your home look just right.

3. Find the Right Agent

When you are selling your home, you need to have the help of an agent you can trust. Your agent will be invaluable during the process. They will help with pricing, photographing, marketing, showing, and negotiating at various points during the sale. If you have an agent you don’t like – or worse, don’t trust – it can tank your sale quickly. Find a real estate agent you click with who has a plan to sell your home.

4. Before Selling Your Home, Upgrade Smart

In addition to overpricing, over-upgrading is another big mistake sellers can make. Quick fixes and touch-ups will sell homes, but major renovations won’t have the return on investment you want. Instead of focusing on the big upgrades, focus on the little things that will sell your home. New paint, new hardware on doors and cabinets, clean grout and functional appliances have a much better chance of a return and a quick sale.

5. Always Be Ready

Your house should be ready to show at any time. You may not get a lot of notice before buyers are ready to come in. Make sure the dishwasher is empty, the sink is sparkling, the bathrooms look ready for guests, and the house is always picked up and clean. It can be a little inconvenient to try and live in a “show house”, but selling your house means a short period of inconvenience for a good offer instead of a prolonged sale. If you have pets, make sure that you have a contingency plan to get them – and their things – out of the house quickly.

With the right preparation and the right agent to help you along, you can sell your home fast for the best price. Partnering with an experienced, local real estate agent will lead to a great sale. If you’re interested in selling your home and you’re looking for an agent to help, contact Amberwood Real Estate today!