How to Sell Your Orange County House in a Week or Less

When looking to sell your home quickly there are several things to consider:

1.      Timing

When you put your house on the market will depend on how rushed you are to sell it, and what the market in your neighborhood looks like. Every area has a peak real estate season (usually summer). During this time, more listings enter the market. This means that any potential buyer has significantly more options to choose from than they do in other seasons. In some markets, houses close quicker in the summer because more buyers are looking. In others, they close slower because of the extra influx of listings on the market. Study the trends in your area to determine which is true for you, and then list your house during the time of year when closings occur more quickly.

2.      Pricing

When looking to sell your house as fast as possible, the best way to do so is to price your house on the low end of the spectrum. Buyers are always looking for a great deal. If you offer a good one—particularly if you’re selling during peak season—then it may even be possible to incite a bidding war between buyers to drive up your price. Clearly, that is not a guarantee, so be ready to settle on whatever you price you initially list.

3.      Revamp Your Listing

If you are posting a new listing, then you are already ahead of the game. However, if your house has been on the market for quite some time and you are now looking to push forward a sale it is recommended that you, in some ways, start from scratch. Remove your original ad and pictures from the servers hosting them, and spruce them up. Take some new pictures that show a different angle of the house, and rewrite the ad with new and exciting language. About a week later, repost the ad onto the server. Doing this will make the house appear as though it is new on the market, and could very well bring it to the attention of those who may have missed it otherwise.

4.      Host an Open House and Market it Correctly

Open Houses should take place on weekends since most people work during the week. Once you have chosen a date for yours, you should take out an ad in the local newspaper. Also, don’t forget to utilize the internet for much of your marketing. Post open houses on available websites and use your social networks to get the word out. Make signs and post them on the busiest intersections in your neighborhood. Make sure they are large enough that people driving by can read them. If you need tips for the best way to host an open house, be sure to check out our article, "For Sale by Owner: Tips for Hosting a Successful Open House and Selling Your Home Quickly".

5.      Contact Companies Looking to Buy Quickly

There has recently been a rise in companies looking to buy real estate quickly and efficiently. Some of these companies can offer you a hassle-free sale and save you money on closing costs and broker fees. For example, Blake Buys Homes in Orange County, CA is able to provide homeowners with an offer in under a week. All you need to do is go to their website and fill out a form. A representative will contact you within 48 hours. They will ask you for information about your house and try to arrange a walk-through. After that, expect to have an offer within a few days. If you need to sell your home quickly for whatever reason, this is a guaranteed fast and easy way to do so.