10 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

sell your houseSelling your home is not always an easy endeavor. However, we have ten great tips that can help you get your house sold quicker and relieve some of the stress that comes with it.

1. Light Up Your Home

The more light that you can use to showcase your home, the better. Shadows give the impression that the room is smaller than it truly is, so use lighting to create an illusion of a lighter, bigger room.

2. Light a Fire

If you have a fireplace, light a fire in order to give a cozy atmosphere. This will make potential buyers feel welcome. Also, fireplaces are a plus to many looking to buy a house, so don’t be afraid to make it a focal point!

3. Inviting Aromas

The sense of smell can really make an impression on someone’s memory. This is a quick little cheat that sellers can use in order to make their home more inviting. If you’re a coffee drinker, brew some coffee right before your open house or a visit. Some have even had success with putting a small amount of vanilla in a heated oven- a delicious smell that travels across the home.

4. Keep Your House Showing-Ready

Stay on top of your cleaning and laundry when you’re trying to sell your house. You never know when a potential buyer might want to drop by, and you only have one chance to give your buyer a good impression.

5. Keep Your Kitchen Updated

This one will take a little more work and money, but out of any room in the house, the kitchen would be the place to see a return. Potential buyers will try to bring the price down if they think the kitchen is outdated. Take a good look at your cabinets and counters; could they use a little work?

6. Depersonalize Your Home

We know you love that family photo that you like to set on top of the mantle. But, when you’re selling your home you want to allow others to envision the thought of living in the home, not see how you do it. The more neutral you can make the room, the easier it will be for someone else to take over the space.

7. Put Away the Pets

When it comes to the pets of your home, Fido doesn’t always warm the hearts of visitors. Not everyone is a cat or dog (or gerbil or snake) person. Not to mention they can shed and produce undesirable smells. Whenever possible, have the pets elsewhere when there is a showing. If you don’t want to board them for the day, consider taking them to the park or letting them hang out with extended family for a while.

8. Work on Your Closets

Not only will you want to have your house clean, you will need to consider the fact that potential buyers will be looking through bedroom and linen closets. They’re not trying to peek at your stuff, but closets can be a selling factor for storage. Keep this in mind and organize your closet. Consider taking half the stuff out, to let the potential buyer see just how big it is.

9. Curb Appeal

The outside of your home is the first impression that you give the potential buyer. If they see the lawn is in horrible shape the and siding is falling off, they will be less likely to think be impressed with the inside of the home. Painting the door and replacing the mailbox are easy ways to spruce things up.

10. Be Available

The more flexible you can be about showing times and visits, the more people you will get to view the house. This will give you better chances at selling the home at the price you want. However, that means you need to be prepared at all times to show the home.

Selling your house can be stressful. Let the knowledgeable agents at Price Realtors help you sell your home today!


  1. Faylinn says

    My husband just got a promotion at work and so we are going to have to sell our home and we would definitely like to sell it as fast as possible. I really like all 10 of these ideas, especially the one about putting vanilla in a heated oven. I don’t think that I would have thought about changing the aroma to influence people to buy my home. Are there any smells proven to make people want to buy a home? I’m just wondering whether or not people are really influenced by certain smells when they are buying a place.

  2. Kairi Gainsborough says

    Thanks for the advice on how to sell my home quickly, I really appreciate all your ideas. My husband I are looking for a realtor, so we can start looking at new homes for our family. I will be sure to thoroughly clean everything, and I’ll try to add as much lighting as I can. When we are ready to show the house, I’ll have someone watch my pets for me.

  3. Pancho Cham says

    I’ve recently been trying to sell my home, and it’s taking longer than I would’ve liked. I’ll take your advice and make it look like new. I’ll make sure to make my home like how I found it so people can see how it was and what they want to do with it.

  4. Jorge McMillan says

    My wife and I decided that I should take a job that will have us move across the country. This is our first time moving though, which also means this is our first time selling a home. At first I was nervous about the process and making our home attractive enough to sell, but after reading this, I feel much better about it and hope that these tips will help us.

  5. says

    I’m a guy that really notices good lighting. I think there is a lot to be said about a well lit home and how we perceive it. I also think good aromas are good. It will help you remember the house better, because smell affects us more than we think it does.

  6. Justin Knox says

    Thank you for the help. I am about to look for a real estate service to help me sell my home. I know that curb appeal is important, as you mentioned. How do I determine how much money and work I should put into that? I don’t want to do too much.

  7. Alex Lane says

    Thank you for the help. My wife and I are trying to get our home ready to sell. I agree that an updated kitchen could help a lot. Could the real estate agent help us decide which home renovations would truly help and which may be unnecessary?

  8. Lillian Schaeffer says

    These are some great tips, and I appreciate your advice to use as much lighting as possible to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. My husband and I are going to be moving at the beginning of next year, so we want to put our home up for sale soon. When we show it, we’ll definitely make sure to turn on all the lights to make it seem bigger and more inviting. Thanks for the great post!

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