The motivation you have for selling your home will be a huge driver for how much you end up getting for it. Hence, although you may be looking for a quick sale, trying to have a goal of a high sale price is also very important. If you want to sell your home at the best possible price, there are a few things you must do.
First of all, you have to decide why you want to sell. You must learn about your motivation as this is the driving factor behind the resources (money, time and effort) you will be willing to invest as well. For example, you will need to handle the process of wanting a quick sale differently from wanting a huge profit.
You need to know your motivation, but you don’t have to tell others about it. If you tell a potential buyer what your motivation is, and they are working with a really knowledgeable realtor, they can easily use this against you. If people really want to know why you are selling, try to be obtuse about it. A great answer is to say that your needs have shifted to something else. This is just vague enough to be the perfect answer. Interestingly enough, psychological research has shown that people interpret this type of answer into something that they like and can relate to. For example, it is possible that the buyers will believe you came into money and are looking at something bigger. Another possibility is that they believe your kids have moved out and you want to downsize. Either way, people will always believe that you have a genuine reason for a sale that is not financially motivated.
These are just a few of the things you can do to increase your chances of making a quick sale for a good price. Luckily, none of these things take a great deal of money, or a great deal of expert knowledge. It is about having common sense and seeing how important those things actually are. Hopefully, you will sell your home quickly and at a good price yourself.