If you want to buy a new house you can’t wait to sell the old one. The unfortunate thing is that selling a house isn’t a walk in the park-you need to put a number of strategies in place in order to sell the house fast and at a high price. The cool thing is that there are a number of cheap tricks that you can use to sell the house fast. Here are some of the tricks:

Clear the clutter

While you might love your stuff, the stuff may hide the good features of the house. The stuff may also give the impression that the house is poorly maintained. Home selling experts recommend that you should get rid of anything that doesn’t add value to the entire look of the house. This calls for you to get rid of books, photos and other personal attributes.

When clearing the clutter you should pay close attention to junk magnets such as tabletops, laundry room shelves, bathroom and kitchen counters, magazine racks, and fireplace mantels.

Sweeten the deal

Every homeowner is on the lookout for a good deal and you should take advantage of this. Since you won’t be operating on a large budget you shouldn’t give an expensive deal. One attractive yet cheap deal is to provide a 6-12 month home warranty. The warranty should cover home appliances such as air conditioners and refrigerators.

When you give such a deal you attract many homebuyers as they feel secure since they know that their appliances are covered in the event of problems.

Make the house attractive

No, this doesn’t mean spending thousands of dollars on home improvement. All you need to do is to arrange the furniture in an attractive way that attracts people to sit and stay for a while. You should arrange the furniture in such a way that people can easily move freely through the house without bumping into things.

If you aren’t sure of how to arrange the furniture you should hire an experienced, but affordable interior designer to help you out.

Keep the rooms thoroughly clean

In addition to arranging the furniture, you should also clean the rooms and ensure that they are thoroughly clean. While you should ensure that the entire house is spotless, you should pay close attention to the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and living area. If necessary, always repaint the rooms.

Get the house into a “move in”

You should make the house more attractive by giving the buyer the impression that he/she won’t need to fix anything when he/she moves in. You can do this by fixing any necessary item. This includes plumbing fixtures, doors, handles and electrical appliances.

When doing the fixing you should take care that you don’t spend a lot of money.


By putting the right tricks into place you will not only sell your house fast, you will also sell it a high price. To have an easy time you should work with a certified realtor.

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