Five Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

The longer a home sits on the market, the higher the seller’s stress soars.

While a price reduction is the main tactic to drum up interest in a home, there are other tactics that can also attract suitors.

Here’s a look at five ways real estate agents make a stale listing fresh again.

Tip No.1: Do Another Walk Through

If a house is priced to sell but fails to solicit a bid, it may be time to reassess a home’s appearance. “When a listing starts to go stale, there’s usually an underlying reason,” says Shawn Flynn, a Redfin listing specialist in Boston. Real estate experts suggest another walkthrough to identify potential turnoffs like peeling paint or cluttered closests and to fix them right away.

Tip No.2: Makeover the Listing

An online listing can also get stale, so Zillow’s real estate expert Brendon DeSimone suggests updating pictures and descriptions.

“People remember properties by the first picture you have. “If you have new pictures it gets them to look again.”

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