Ways To Help Sell Your House Fast

When under pressure to sell your investment, apartment, lifestyle block or a house fast, there are things you can do to help speed the process.

Things that will help sell your property fast

Priority No 1: Choose the right real estate agent

The most important decision you will make about selling your house is your choice of real estate agent. If you don't get this right, the losses can be significant.

Choose a professionally vetted real estate agent for greater assurance, it's a free New Zealand wide service.

Highest Value Areas That Help Sell A House Fast

According to Quotable Value NZ, the five most important areas that make up the greatest value of your home are:

  • land
  • building structure
  • bathrooms
  • kitchens
  • landscaping

If time is limited, prioritise these areas first for repairs and maintenance, upgrading, landscaping, redecoration or decluttering. You will be surprised how quickly you can add value and influence a fast house sale.

Home Staging Helps Sell Faster For a Higher Price

Real estate agents often say that home staging can add 10-15 percent onto a house sale price and also helps them sell much faster (unless you have to wait for an auction or tender date).

When it comes to home staging, it's a no-brainer. If you can do it yourself, it costs nothing, but even if you have it professionally done, it adds value and brings a faster sale. It makes it harder for other properties in your area and price range to compete against yours. The advertising photos alone will give you the advantage.

We recommend you home style before you invite any real estate agents to appraise your house although that's not essential as they can usually see the potential and can often provide some good advice about how far to go. However, this does depend on the real estate agent's skills and experience.

Do not succumb to pressure to get your house listed fast without being adequately prepared. It can end up taking much longer to sell in the end.

If you home stage before the real estate agent comes around, you can test your home's wow factor on them, get their advice and get a feel for the impact it could have on their property appraisal. Find out more about how to price your house for sale including whether you would benefit from a registered valuation.

Styling your home using your existing furnishings can make a significant impact on the amount of buyer interest you generate on day one live online. Check out why day one is your most important day when needing to sell (fast) and other tips for selling up.

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About the Wise Up Directory

We have compiled a directory of selected online stores and shops that sell cheap to midrange-priced statement pieces which will transform an ordinary home into a more extraordinary one within its price and location.

With the right touches, it's surprising what you can achieve with little or no expense at all. See some before and after photos that helped sell these houses fast.

Take your property to the next level - and wow your viewers. Even a small ticket item can add some punch to your decor.

Space, Colour and Well Placed Furniture Help Homes Sell Faster

Splashes of colour, strategically placed, can make a big difference to a room that is monotone in colour.

Sell Your House Fast New Zealand

For example, purchase some cushions that are bright and funky, tie them in with other colours in the house or drapes if possible, and this will help make a much better impression of the room you are presenting to buyers.

If trying to tone down the boldness of a room, but not repainting, use plain, soft colours.

The ten minute makeover for lounge suites or dining chairs

There are plenty of old couches in homes that could do with a spruce up and there are covers available that fit snugly for an instant facelift.

See The Speedy Couch Makeover with it's video on how to put the cover on in minutes.

Day one live online is the single most important day of your real estate campaign.

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Article updated April 13, 2021 | About

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