When you’re getting ready to list your house, the goal isn’t just to sell – it’s to sell quickly! The longer your house is on the market, the less likely it is to fetch top dollar.

Want to sell your house as quickly as possible? These tips are essential information that you should keep in mind as you go through the process of getting your Houston home sold and move on to your next life adventure.

Hire a great real estate agent and follow their advice

Some sellers are tempted to go it alone. But for a quick sale that maximizes profit, go with a Real Estate agent – and listen to their suggestions. Their market knowledge is invaluable when it comes to pricing and marketing your home. To find the agent that is right for you don’t be afraid to interview two or three different agents before you make up your mind. After all, you are going to be seeing a lot of this person while your home is for sale so not only do they have to great at what they do but easy for you to get along with as well!

Boost your curb appeal

First impressions are everything, and the first impression buyers get of your Houston home for sale is its exterior. Give your front door a fresh coat of paint (punchy red, blue, or yellow is a nice way to switch it up), add hanging baskets and planters to your front stoop, and re-sod your lawn. A home that looks well cared for is more inviting to prospective buyers.

Stage it

If you really want to sell fast and you have the budget required, allow a professional home stager to come and work their magic. While some people balk at the idea because they don’t want to spend money on a home they are going to sell the investment will pay off, both in terms of the time your home is on the market and the eventual selling price. A professional home stager can look at your home through ‘buyer’s eyes’, and make the adjustments needed to ensure that it appeals to as many buyers as possible, something that it’s hard for a homeowner to do, as they are so emotionally invested in the space.

Be flexible

Selling fast means maximizing the number of buyers coming to see your house, so be willing to vacate at a moment’s notice. Work with your agent to create as many viewing times as possible. A good agent will ensure your space is safe and secure and you won’t risk making buyers feel uncomfortable, which many do if a homeseller is around.