So….do you find yourself in a position where you want to sell your local Edmonton, Alberta home and you want to do it quickly?
Perhaps you have some events in your life that are motivating you to sell your Edmonton house on a short time frame. And whatever that predicament may be, you need to sell your home quickly in Edmonton and move on.
Unfortunately, homeowners who need to sell their home fast soon realize that they are at the mercy of the real estate market. And that market will influence whether they sell quickly or not, and how much they can get for their property. As you’ve likely seen, our local Edmonton real estate market has been volatile and trends have been reversing due to economic and pandemic events.
The factors that influence whether you’ll sell your home quickly in this Edmonton market
There are many factors that influence whether you’ll sell your Alberta home quickly in this market.
Some of those factors include:
- The national economy
- The political climate
- The local economy in Edmonton, Alberta
- Interest rates
- The condition and trends of the immediate neighborhood (is it growing? is it shrinking?)
- The condition of your house and whether it needs work
- The asking price of your home
- The asking price of similar houses in the area
… and so many other factors as well.
You may not have the luxury of waiting around for your neighborhood home prices in Edmonton and the surrounding communities to be where you need them to be. Instead, you may have to face the realities of the marketplace – especially if the clock is ticking.
The four steps to sell your Edmonton house fast
Here are our top strategies for selling your house right away.
First, remember that your house isn’t the only one for sale.
There are many other local Edmonton homes for sale and each one is competing for the hard-earned dollars of the buyer. Rather than setting a price that you want to get for your home, find out what similar homes in your neighborhood are selling for. Don’t forget to look at the comparable condition of the homes as well. Just because you have the same layout as your neighbors doesn’t mean that you’ll get the same asking price. That price can be affected by so many variables: upgrades, condition, finishing, color, floor plan, curb appeal. There are almost too many factors to mention.
Second, think about who is the most likely person to buy your home.
Is it a new family with young children? Is it a retired couple who happens to be downsizing? Is it a single person moving to the area because of a new job opportunity? There are many reasons why someone will buy a house and their reasons will be influenced by family, jobs, and more. When you understand this, it will help you with the next point…
Third, invest some time, money, and effort into preparing your house for the right buyer.
If the ideal buyer for your home is a young family then perhaps you’ll want to make sure that you have a great backyard with a swingset. Or if your house is near a busy street to make sure you have a nice fence around the yard to protect kids from going into the street. If the likely purchaser of your home is a retired couple then perhaps you’ll want to make sure that the home is comfortable for people with no children but who may have a hard time with stairs. Or you may even want to make sure the landscaping outside is lower maintenance. Here is a helpful 30 day plan to ready your home for a potential sale.
Fourth, work with a local Edmonton, Alberta real estate professional who can help you prepare your home, list it, and close the deal.
Real estate agents are experts at helping you sell your home. And when you’ve done all the previously mentioned tasks in advance, you’ll improve the likelihood your agent will sell your home quickly. There are plenty of agents here in Edmonton to work with… and if you want a referral to a reputable and effective agent with a great track record, just give us a ring at (587) 982-7576 and we’d be glad to give you a referral.
As I explain in the video below, situations arise when we REALLY DO put what’s best for the client ahead of our own pocketbook. While we may lose in the short-term, we believe in the long run, doing right by people will only help our business.
In conclusion, when you follow these four simple steps, you can sell your home rather quickly. However, sometimes you may want or even NEED to sell your home even faster than this!
How to sell your home quickly in Edmonton
Sometimes you may not have time or energy to look around at what other Edmonton homes are selling for in your area. And sometimes you may not want to wait around or spend the money to fix up your property, hoping for the ideal house buyer. And sometimes you may not want to spend the time waiting and hoping to sell while your real estate agent markets your house.
If that describes your situation, you CAN bypass all these steps quickly and easily by selling your house to a local real estate investment company. At Sunrise Home Buyers, that’s exactly what we specialize in: buying homes FAST, for a FAIR PRICE and doing it IN CONFIDENCE.
Homeowners who simply don’t want the hassle of preparing, waiting, & hoping or who don’t want to endure the long wait but just want to sell their home quickly can do so with one phone call to (587) 982-7576.
This is the perfect option for homeowners who are in financial distress and cannot wait too long to sell their home IF someone in the market will buy it. PLUS, it’s a perfect for homeowners who are facing some other crisis, such as a separation, job loss or even a death in the family. When these events happen, the last thing you want to do is think about painting the house so it’s perfect for someone else! It’s much easier to simply pick up the phone and with one phone call, start a conversation as to what the process of selling your Edmonton house would look like.