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Keeping Up with the Trends: Must Do’s to Sell a Home Quicker

While the housing market may not be as scorching as the Georgia sun these days, don’t worry. Selling a home in a tepid market is achievable with a little creativity and effort. 

By implementing the right strategies, you can speed up the process and find the right buyer even amidst rising interest rates and a cooling housing market. After all, somebody is always looking to buy a home. Your job is to make sure that they choose yours.

6 Do’s to Sell Your Home Quicker

1. Make Sure the Price is Right

The hottest tip we can give you is to find out how much your home is worth and then consider setting it 15-20% below its worth. In a slowing market, pricing your home correctly is critical. While some sellers fear this risk, the tactic can actually attract multiple buyers and spark competitive bidding.

2. Embrace Curb Appeal and Stage Your Home!

While sellers don’t have to fork over cash for expensive remodels or renovations, staging your home is still a good idea. The search for a home for most people starts online by browsing through photos.

To entice online browsers to your front doorstep, you need to help potential buyers envision themselves living in your space:


  • Remove all personal photos. Give the buyer a blank canvas.
  • Make sure clothes are stored out of sight.
  • Clear bathroom and kitchen counters of all personal items.
  • Remove magnets and pictures from your refrigerator.
  • Get rid of clutter and maximize the space.
  • Make sure your house is squeaky clean on the day of showings.
  • Open up the curtains and blinds to allow for light to flood the rooms.
  • On the day of the open house, light a candle or plug in a diffuser to give the home a light, pleasant scent.


First impressions are everything, so the outside of your home or curb appeal is just as important as cleaning and staging the inside. A lush green lawn with plants and flowers makes the house look fresh and attractive.

A few exterior home improvements can increase your resale value.

For example, spruce up the front by picking up some inexpensive shrubs or adding flowers along the walkway. If you lack time for yard work, hiring a lawn service can yield a significant return on investment.

Additionally, power wash the exterior to eliminate any dirt and grime.

3. Be Ready!

If you want to sell your home fast, be ready at any time for a showing. That means keeping your house clean. Daily, empty the dishwasher, vacuum, dust, and mop. Make sure the bathrooms are sparkling and that the house overall has a clean smell. Cleaning daily is probably inconvenient for busy schedules, but a clean house will leave an impression on potential buyers.

4. Remove All Evidence of Your Animals

Not everyone is a cat or dog lover. Buyers shouldn’t walk into your home and see cat litter or spot animal hair on your furniture. That is actually a turn-off for many, and they may think your house is dirty.

Hide food and water bowls and consider sending your pets to daycare or a friend’s place during showings. A clean, pet-free home is more appealing to potential buyers. 

5. Invest in the Kitchen

The kitchen is a vital room for buyers, so invest in upgrades. Consider granite countertops, backsplash, lighting, and custom cabinets. Natural-colored paint like white or beige can give your kitchen a modern look without alienating potential buyers. Newer high-end appliances are also a significant selling point. A house with new appliances is as good as sold!

6. Make the Necessary Repairs

Don’t skimp on any necessary repairs. Make sure the plumbing and electrical wiring in the home is in good working order. All drains should be free and clear, broken shower tiles replaced, and showerheads should be fully operational. Repair holes and dents in the walls and have worn or dirty carpet cleaned.

The water heater, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system should be in good working order, and you should have proof of the last tuneups on the HVAC system. The electrical panel and circuit breakers should also be up to code. 

Hire a Great Realtor!

Last but certainly not least, choose a realtor that can get your house sold. Selling a home quickly requires experience and in-depth knowledge of the local market. Our team can guide you on how to appropriately price your home to stimulate interest. Let’s connect and take the steps necessary to get your house on and off the market quickly.

Tammy Pitts has an extensive background in journalism, media relations, social media strategy, marketing, and brand management. Her family includes her two sons and their Goldendoodle, Max. In her free time, she loves to read and travel.!



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