The motivation you have for selling your home will be a huge driver for how much you end up getting for it. Hence, even if your motivation is to sell your property as fast as possible, you still might want to find yourself motivated by profit for your own benefit as well. To get your home sold at the best possible price, there are a few things you should do.
First, check the outside of your property. This is what buyers will first see and what will give them their first impression. Hence, the first thing you must do is tidy up your yard and prune your trees and bushes. Take a walk around your property yourself and see how much curb appeal it actually has. In most cases, increasing your curb appeal is simply down to tidying and cleaning a bit.
Next, you have to make sure that your motivation is a private affair. When you tell people what motivates your sale, they are able to use this to their advantage, not yours, particularly if they are working with a good real estate agent. People may ask why you want to sell, in which case you should try to be as obtuse as possible. Tell them, for instance, that your needs have changed. This could mean absolutely anything. Psychologically speaking, they will assume the best and make up their own scenario. One example is that they believe you came into money and are looking to upgrade. They may also think that you are ready to downsize because the kids have moved out. Either way, people will always believe that you have a genuine reason for a sale that is not financially motivated.
Last but not least, do a bit of research before you decide on a particular price. What you have to understand is that you will never get more than an asking price, which is therefore the maximum. You should work your hardest to make sure the sale price is as close to the asking price as possible. Setting an asking price that is too high will push buyers away. Set the price too low, on the other hand, and people will think there is a problem with the property. Plus, there is no way you will ever get more than the asking price, so you will find yourself very disappointed if you have set it too low.