When the economy is suffering, homeowners suffer right along with it. Many find they can no longer afford to keep their homes, no matter what. Rather than having them taken by the bank, they try to sell. If this happens to be your situation you may very well be trying to find ways to "sell my house fast". And it's quite possible with some easy tips.
Realize first that this is a buyer's market. There are many perfectly lovely homes for sale, and each one needs to compete against the others. Buyers can spend days and days looking for their perfect new house. In other words, if your home can't compete with these beautifully maintained houses, you won't be able to sell quickly. Make repairs and upgrades, and get your house into perfect selling condition quickly!
One area often overlooked is the exterior. Many homeowners run around inside painting and cleaning carpeting while ignoring the fact that the shutters are falling off, the shrubs are overgrown, the grass is brown, and the garden is full of weeds. The last thing you want is a buyer to pull up outside and decide not to even come in!
Walk around your home and look at the lawn, the flowers, trees, shrubs, and even the doors and windows. Fix, paint, replace, or even clean anything that is less than pristine. Does your driveway needs repaving? Does your roof need shingles?
Now, pay attention to inside. Paint in a bright cheery color all over! Replace faucets, and sinks, if at all possible. Scrub tile, floors and carpeting. Upgrade appliances and refinish hardwood.
Next, take away the emotional attachment you have with your home and price it to sell. The better the price, the faster you can sell it. Buyers have too many well priced homes to choose from, and they don't care about your finances or needs. If you can't give them what they want, someone else will.