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How to Sell Your House Fast in a Divorce

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As a leading homebuyer, we’ve helped thousands of people in all types of situations. This includes people looking for a fast house sale because of a divorce.

Each divorce experience is different, but here at MarketPro Homebuyers, we’ve noticed that the majority of people selling their homes during a divorce want to do so quickly so that they can move on to the next chapter of their life. If that rings true for you, here are three tips to help you:

Tip #1: Find the right real estate agent.

If you want to sell fast, make sure to pick a real estate agent who has a track record of selling homes quickly. Ideally, you’ll interview multiple agents and see who is most prepared to meet your goals within your set timeline. Of course, selling your home yourself (FSBO) is also an option, but we really wouldn’t recommend going that route if you’re in a hurry as the learning curve is steep.

Tip #2: Properly prep your home for sale.

To get a quick sale, you’ll want to appeal to a wide range of people. Start with taking care of any repairs that might distract your potential buyers or make them think that the house wasn’t kept up well.

Then, you’ll need to clean and declutter thoroughly. If you have a lot of stuff, you might even want to put some items in storage. Make sure to put away items that are clearly personal, like family photos or keepsakes. The goal for a fast house sale here is to allow the potential buyers to be able to see themselves living in your home, without your stuff getting in the way.

Lastly, your curb appeal and staging need to be on point. If you have the budget, bring in professionals to help speed up this process.

Tip #3: Use your listing and showings to make your buyers fall in love.

Your listing is your potential buyers’ first impression of your home. And we all know how important first impressions are, so invest in good professional photographs to showcase your home.

You’ll want to make sure your home’s list price is competitive, not top-of-market. Some people in need of a fast house sale might even choose to price their home a little lower than what it’s worth to drum up a lot of interest.

Once your home is on the market, you’ll need to flexible with showings. Your house should always be ready for your real estate agent to bring someone by on short notice. Your agent may also want to hold an open house.

If you follow all these tips, you should be well on your way to a pretty quick sale.

If this process sounds stressful, though, or if you’d like to sell your home much faster than is possible on the open market, there’s a better option.

MarketPro Homebuyers

Here at MarketPro, we can help you move on to your next stage of life quickly. When you work with us after your divorce, here’s the experience you can expect:

No commissions or fees:

That real estate agent we talked about before? You’ll pay substantial commissions and fees to them, and to the buyer’s agent as well. Usually that ends up being about 5-6% of the selling price, so if your home sells for $250,000 you’ll be losing about $15,000 to fees. When you sell to MarketPro, there are no commissions or fees.

No repairs:

With MarketPro, you can also cut out the time and expense of repairs and other home prep. Whether your home needs major or minor repairs, we buy as-is. And of course, you don’t have to declutter or clean for us! In fact, we even HELP many of our clients organize, declutter, and pack for their move to their next home. We love making the selling and moving process as easy and stress-free as possible for our customers.

Fast and fair cash offer:

Rather than listing your home and waiting for the right offer, call us for a fast cash offer. That’s correct, we buy your house for cash. If you’re concerned this approach won’t get you the full value of your property, our team will put your mind at ease. We’ll walk you through the whole process with no pressure. You can also choose your exact closing date to time your sale perfectly.

We really mean it when we say that we buy your house for cash, as-is. You can sell your home with no real estate agent fees, no repairs, no inspection, no open houses, and a fast closing! We pride ourselves on providing a headache-free selling process that helps you move out quickly, without any of the hassles of fixing, staging, or selling your house.

So, if you’re in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, or Pennsylvania, we’d love to show you how stress-free the sales process can be. Contact us today for a same-day quote. 

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