How to Sell Your Home Fast and for More Money

Selling a home takes planning, time and some money invested to make the most amount of money when you finally make the sale. However, the amount of money you make on the house or how fast you sell the house will depend on how thorough you are in preparing the house for sale. Fortunately, there are proven ways to enhance the value of the home and sell it fast, without necessarily spending a fortune. The following are six of the best ways.     

Improve Your Curb Appeal

The outside of the home can play a huge role in whether you sell the house fast and how much you sell it for. There are several ways to improve curb appeal without spending an arm and a leg. One of the best ways to improve the visual appeal is to get a new front door. If you do not have the money to replace the door, a fresh coat of paint or varnish which should cost no more than $100 should work just as well to give it a clean fresh look. You should also consider pressure washing the front walk and driveway and trimming the trees and hedges. Another very effective way of upgrading your curb appeal is by replacing the damaged vinyl siding. This has been shown to have a more than 80% return on investment as compared to alternatives such as wood and aluminum.    

Hire a Professional Staging Company

Did you know that seventy-seven percent of realtors agree that staged homes are easier to sell and fetch better prices on the market as compared to homes that are not staged? According to realtors, buyers tend to visualize their future home better when the property has been staged and will likely pay better prices. The order of importance for staging the home is the living room then the master bedroom and the kitchen. With staging costing between $2000 and $4000, it can be a cost-effective way that could potentially add significant value to your Orange County, CA home, and make it sell faster.     

Keep it Clean

Few people want to buy a dirty property and you will have a harder time selling the property or get terrible prices if you do. That being said, cleaning a house and sprucing it up is not that hard or expensive. Touch up the peeling and chipped paint on any sidings, doors, fascia and all exterior components of the house. You may also need to plant some annuals, perennials, and other interesting plants in the flower beds which you should spread with some fresh bark. Inside the house touch up the scuffed-up walls, dented cupboards, and baseboards and clean or repaint them if you can.  

Declutter and Depersonalize

Preparing the home by depersonalizing and decluttering is one of the most effective ways of getting more money when you sell, and it costs you nothing. Buyers that love the staged home will typically offer more for it as compared to buyers that just like it. If you get some buyers to love it, you can eliminate the tire kickers and sell your house faster for more. To declutter go through the garage, closets, and cupboards and put in storage, or gift out, and trash any belongings or furniture that does not make a good impression. It is also best to remove objects such as sports memorabilia, ethnic or religious items, and artwork. Remove anything that you would never find in a neutral upscale hotel room. Decluttering and depersonalizing makes the house an inoffensive, spacious, and neutral space that the buyers can picture themselves living in.    

Declutter and Depersonalize

Preparing the home by depersonalizing and decluttering is one of the most effective ways of getting more money when you sell, and it costs you nothing. Buyers that love the staged home will typically offer more for it as compared to buyers that just like it. If you get some buyers to love it, you can eliminate the tire kickers and sell your house faster for more. To declutter go through the garage, closets, and cupboards and put in storage, or gift out, and trash any belongings or furniture that does not make a good impression. It is also best to remove objects such as sports memorabilia, ethnic or religious items, and artwork. Remove anything that you would never find in a neutral upscale hotel room. Decluttering and depersonalizing makes the house an inoffensive, spacious, and neutral space that the buyers can picture themselves living in.    

Sell at the Right Time

 The time you sell will be significant as it will dictate how much you get and how fast. Buyer demand tends to increase in the spring. This is a time when people are looking to take advantage of the fact that the deals will likely close in the summer when children will be out of school and the days are longer. You should thus try to sell in the spring or early summer as prices tend to fall in the winter when buyers are less willing to move in the cold wintry season.     


Selling your house fast and getting the best offer you can does not have to be very expensive. If you follow the tips in this article, you should have a house that appeals to top buyers without spending too much time on repairs and upgrades that may not necessarily pay off. All of these tips will work well if you are selling your house with a real estate agent or on your own. However, the best hack to sell your house fast and for good money is to sell to a cash upfront company, which eliminates all steps of a traditional real estate transaction, prevents you from having to spend thousands on renovations and staging, and gets the money in your hand quickly. At JAM Properties, we purchase homes directly from sellers at fair prices and you will not have to pay any commissions, fees, or do any repairs. You simply get our best price offer for your home that you can accept and have the cash in your account in no time.

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