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Updated by elis on Apr 26, 2018
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5 SUPER EASY Ways to Sell Your Home

So many life circumstances may lead to you to want to sell your home as quickly as possible. I've found FIVE ways to do this that are quick and painless. Check them out!

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Skip Repairs Altogether

Skip Repairs Altogether

After a relative's passing, I realized that there are many people that could be in a situation where they have a home that they want to get rid of. My grandmother's house is in the middle of nowhere Montana. And though I cherished memories with her dearly, her home isn't one that I want to live in. Maybe others are experiencing a similar situation. Maybe you've inherited a house in complete disrepair or simply so far away that it isn't a valuable acquisition. I've discovered two options to deal with an unwanted home.

  1. Donate the home
    There are actually charities that accept house donations. I didn't even know this was possible. Their goal is to take homes and make repairs to them so that they are livable for families in need.
    Pros: You help someone in need & you feel great about yourself. You can also get a sizable tax break.
    Cons: You won't make any money off of the property.

  2. Sell to an Investor
    House flippers take homes in any condition. They purchase them at a lower price and make a profit by making the homes beautiful and up to code. Just make sure you sell to [an investor] that is trustworthy.
    Pros: You can sell really fast and it's the offers you get are no-obligation.
    Cons: You may not make as much off of the property as you were hoping for.
    So basically, if you've got an unwanted home, you're not stuck. There are options.

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Use YouTube to Your Advantage

Use YouTube to Your Advantage

photo: https://www.tubefilter.com/2017/03/23/mr-kate-youtube-millionaires/

In a fast-paced information saturated world, millennials are learning how to "adult" better and faster than ever. When it comes to preparing home for sale, tips are often gleaned from the internet. Here's why:

  1. Repairs are Done Faster - Fixing a leaky sink, replacing window blinds, etc become a cinch after watching a 5 minute video. Viewers don't have to waste time on repairs that they see will take much longer than they have the skill set to perform. Making the decision up front what repairs to hand off to a professional and which ones to keep DIY, help speed up the home makeover.

  2. Repairs are Done Easier - No one likes to read directions and let's be real, manuals are BORING. Watching a well-produced video is a great learning alternative. Experts can show a viewer the entire process of a lengthy repair in minutes. From a list of a materials needed to the actual process, a viewer can see it all and have a greater chance of success and ease.

  3. You Get Customizable Pro-Tips - Regardless of your home decor style, diy project need or location, there's a YouTube video to help you get the exact information that you need. Oh you need to know what plants to buy in Arizona's blazing heat to make your home more sellable? You got it. Oh you want to know how to repair your snow weathered porch before you sell in Michigan? Done and done.

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Enhance That Curb Appeal

Enhance That Curb Appeal

*A potential buyer will begin judging your home before they even set foot on your welcome mat. (By the way, definitely have a welcome mat). Maximize curb appeal by prioritizing the basics like mowing your lawn and power washing sidewalks. If time allows, plant some cheery bright flowers and switch out the house numbers for shiny new ones. Those are relatively inexpensive touches that make a home feel fresh and new. *

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Minimize Your Stuff to Maximize Your Sale

Minimize Your Stuff to Maximize Your Sale

When it comes to the indoor, eliminate as many things as possible. I’m guessing you’re not a hoarder, but it’s still helpful to have less of your furniture out when showing a home. Pairing down helps with two things. First, it makes your home look clean and spacious. Second, it allows buyers to reimagine their own furniture in the rooms. This elimination principle works in the kitchen as well. Clear off counter surfaces for a cleaner look. When staging, think less is more and clean is queen. Bonus hack: if you want to kick it up a notch, repainting some less inviting wall space can go a long way. Warm and neutral tones create an inviting environment.

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List Your Home With Great Photos

List Your Home With Great Photos

Consider hiring a photographer. Someone with an artistic eye can capture the beauty in your home from an outside perspective. A professional will also likely make it look larger and more impressive. If you don’t want to shell out the cash for a professional, think creatively. You can also ask a friend with a nice camera to snap the shots. The great thing about friends is that they’ve probably been to your home and know what its sweet assets are. Your iPhone is also a decent alternative if you really want to save cash. Just make sure to take thoughtful photos of important features and several different angles. What ever you choose to do, make sure the quality of the photos is high. Prospective buyers won’t think twice before scrolling past a low quality photo regardless of its contents.