You want to sell your Metro Detroit home and you want to do so quickly. Right?
Perhaps you are going through a divorce, are behind on house payments or taxes, need to relocate or are looking to downsize. Whatever the reason, you need to sell your home fast in Metro Detroit and move on.
Unfortunately, homeowners who need to sell their home fast soon realize that they are at the mercy of the market. The market, will influence whether they sell quickly or not, and how much they can get for their property. And as you’ve seen in our local real estate market… the market is changing on an almost a weekly basis.
The factors that influence whether you’ll sell your Metro Detroit home quickly in this market
There are many factors that influence whether you’ll sell your Metro Detroit home quickly in this market.
Some of those factors include:
- The national economy
- Interest rates
- The local economy
- The condition of your home compared to others in the neighborhood (or surrounding neighborhoods)
- The condition of the neighborhood itself and trends of the neighborhood (is it growing? is it shrinking?)
- The asking price of your house
- The asking price of similar houses in the area
… and so many other factors as well.
You may not have the luxury of waiting around for home prices in your neighborhood to go up. The last few interest rate hikes have a lot of homeowners wondering if and when prices and demand will drop. Instead, because of your situation, you don’t have the luxury of time.
The four steps to sell your Metro Detroit house fast
Here are our top strategies for selling your house fast.
First, remember that your house isn’t the only one for sale.
There are many other local homes for sale and each one is competing for the hard-earned dollars of the buyer. Rather than just setting a price that you want to get for your home, find out what similar homes in your neighborhood are selling for. Equally important is looking at those comparable homes and comparing the condition of the house too (both interior and exterior). In the last couple years the condition has become more important to buyers because many do not want to make repairs or updates. Buyers have been spoiled by home renovation shows and like to visualize themselves in something similar.
Curb appeal or making your house attractive on the exterior is also something that can affect how quickly your house will sell. Power washing the outside of your home, driveway and sidewalks will definitely help. A fresh coat of paint on the front door, fresh mulch in the flower beds and a few potted flowering plants on the front porch can all help to make a great first impression.
Second, think about who is the most likely person to buy your home.
Who would be the ideal buyer for your South Lyon home? Is it a new family with young children? Is it a retired couple who happens to be downsizing? Is it a single woman relocating to the area because of a job? There are many reasons that someone will buy a house and their reasons will be influenced by family, jobs, and more. When you understand this, it will help you with the next point…
Third, invest some time, money, and effort into preparing your house for the right buyer.
If the best person to buy your home is a young family then perhaps you’ll want to make sure that you have a great backyard with an open area for play or a swingset. If your house is near a busy street to make sure you have a nice fence around the yard to protect kids from going into the street. If the best person to buy your home is a retired couple then perhaps you’ll want to make sure that the home is comfortable and low maintenance for people with no children but who may have a hard time with stairs.
Fourth, work with a local South Lyon, MI real estate professional who can help you prepare your home, list it, and close the deal.
Real estate agents are experts at helping you sell your home. There are plenty of agents here in South Lyon to work with… and if you want a referral to a reputable agent with a track record, just call or text us at (734) 530-1603 and we’d be glad to give you some names. When you’ve done all the advanced legwork, you’ll help your agent be able to sell your home quickly.
When you follow these four simple steps, you can sell your home pretty quickly. However, sometimes you want to sell your home even faster than that!
How to sell your home quickly in South Lyon
Sometimes you may not have time to look around at what others are selling for. And sometimes you may not want to wait around or spend the money to fix up your property for your ideal customer. And sometimes you may not want to spend the time waiting while your real estate agent markets and sells your house.
You can bypass all these steps quickly and easily by selling your house to a local real estate investment company for cash. At Amy Buys Houses MI, that’s exactly what we specialize in: buying homes fast.
Homeowners who simply don’t want the hassle or who don’t want to endure the long wait times but just want to sell their home quickly can do so with one phone call or text to (734) 530-1603.
This is perfect for homeowners who are in financial distress and cannot wait too long to sell their home IF the market will buy it. And, it’s perfect for homeowners who are facing some other crisis, such as a divorce or death in the family. When these events happen, the last thing you want to do is think about painting the house so it’s perfect for someone else! It’s much easier to simply pick up the phone and sell your house with one phone call.