Keys To Helping You Sell Your House Faster

by Jennifer Herman Lloyd 03/25/2019

Keys to Helping You Sell Your House Faster

What makes one house sell faster than another? That’s a common question on many Seller’s minds. Many things can influence why some homes are scooped up immediately, while others in the neighborhood sit on the market for months. Oftentimes if a home is in a “hot” (read as “desirable”) area, has fantastic curb appeal, or is in a top ranked school district, it will be grabbed quickly by a lucky Buyer. It’s true, that buyers typically have their priority items and wish lists in mind when shopping for a new home, but did you know that final decisions are often based on psychological factors, emotions, and gut feelings -- not just cold, hard facts!
With this in mind, let’s explore some key factors which you can use to help increase your chances of selling your home faster.

  • I've Got That Feeling...Good Feelings Help Sell Houses: No kidding around, it really does!I know it may sound silly, but imagine it’s something like using a dating app. In this digital age, if your home looks attractive and inviting from the street, prospective Buyers are going to be more likely to want to see it, especially if it’s also well cared for on the inside as well. If it’s not “appealing”, they will typically swipe right past it. When your home conveys a sense of pride in ownership plus attention to detail, it sends a positive psychological message to house hunters. The power of suggestion can also work in your favor when you're trying to make a positive and favorable impression on potential Buyers. Never underestimate the positive influence that displaying fresh flowers, a simple bowl of fruit, or even table settings in your dining room or kitchen can make in helping you to create a more inviting, appealing atmosphere. The right furniture arrangements can also create positive images of potential family gatherings, intimate conversations, or relaxing afternoons on the backyard deck.
  • If There's Clutter, There's Discomfort: Clutter creates a feeling of discomfort. If folks have to navigate around furniture and objects in a maze-like fashion, take that as a sign that your home is a bit too cluttered. People feel uncomfortable when there is clutter, especially if it’s not their own! Psychologically, it can cause people to feel as if there won’t be enough space for their belongings either. Remove bulky items or furniture which make rooms look cramped and cluttered. Instead, create a feeling of spaciousness (remember, sometimes less is more!). This will help you bring out the best in all areas of your home.
  • Small Touches Can Make a Big Difference: Never underestimate the power of the "little things", especially visual and scent related. Displaying vases of fresh-cut flowers, an appetizing bowl of fruit in the kitchen, or colorful, new towels in the bathroom can help enhance the ambiance of your home. When I worked in New Construction (& it’s “old school” thinking), the smell of fresh baked cookies or muffins, or coffee brewing infuses your home with a comforting and inviting fragrance. A house that looks and smells clean will also help create a positive multi-sensory experience for your visitors.
  • The Price Is RightIdeally, the price of your home should be based on comparable properties in your neighborhood and what they recently sold for. If your home is not in the same ball park, you could easily scare away qualified buyers who would otherwise be ready to make an offer. Once you get caught in that cycle, the perceived value of your home and its overall desirability can begin a downward slide.

Working with me can help ensure that your home is competitively priced, properly marketed, and doesn't linger on the market longer than necessary. From the Sale to Beyond, I'm always here for YOU! With 23+ years in the business YOU can put your trust in me for Advice, Contractors, Neighborhood Info, Buy, Sell, or Invest, just reach out to me at [email protected] or 267-446-0667. It's ALL about BUILDING lasting relationships and #RealEstateWithHeart! It's Your Move, Let's Go! ~ Jen

About the Author

Jennifer Herman Lloyd

“Real Estate is not only in my blood, it’s my passion!” ~ As a third generation Realtor, who has been a licensed and active local agent since 1996, I am available to address all of your Real Estate needs. My philosophy is that there’s so much more to Real Estate than just the sale. Real Estate is about Building Relationships…these are strong and lasting relationships with my clients, my fellow agents, and my community. Never a "one-size-fits-all" mentality, I offer a customized approach for each individual client. I am passionate about all facets of Real Estate and believe in the importance of providing my clients with first-class service which includes a high level of professionalism, along with superior negotiating skills, service, and expertise. Having been a Premier Agent with local Home Builders including The David Cutler Group and Guidi Homes, I provide over 16 years of New Construction knowledge & experience. Selling all price ranges and specializing in new construction & resales in Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, and Chester counties, I believe in the importance of conducting my real estate business with both Integrity AND Heart. As an alumni of Germantown Academy, I continue to be an active member of my alma mater. I currently reside in Lower Gwynedd with my husband of 20+ years and our two daughters.

I LOVE WHAT I DO!! It’s not just Selling Homes, it’s BUILDING Relationships with INTEGRITY AND HEART… and I look forward to working with you!