“How Can I Sell My Home Fast in Minneapolis?”

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“How Can I Sell My Home Fast in Minneapolis?”

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Matt Tepp

Matt joined us in June and runs all things marketing. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in December of 2017 with a major in strategic communication and a minor in psychology. In his free time he likes to golf to with his dad, workout at the local gym, and watch sports. He is active in the Make a Wish Minnesota Organization.

1. Price It Right

It’s not always easy to know where the pricing sweet spot is. If you price too low, you’ll lose money and it may create an image that something is wrong with the house. Price too high, and it may sit on the market a long time – and, once again, potential buyers may then begin to think something is wrong.

Pricing is one area where it pays to utilize real estate professionals. Using these professionals will get you the right comps in the area which will help you price your house in the right target range. One mistake home sellers tend to do is to overprice their home in order to reduce the price during negotiations. Remember, if it sits too long, both buyers and agents may overlook it as an old listing or even assume your house can’t pass inspections.

2. Improve the Curb Appeal

First impressions matter immensely. The first thing potential buyers see when they pull up to your home is the yard and the home’s exterior. So if you’ve been wondering, “How can I sell my home fast in Minneapolis?” improving the curb appeal is one of the best things you can do to speed up the sale.

This really doesn’t take a lot of effort or money. A little raking, mowing, and landscaping, along with touching up paint, will go a long way to helping increase your curb appeal in a positive way.

3. Remove Your Personality Fingerprints

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes for a moment. You find a home that you love and that you want to make your own. You walk inside and see another family’s photos, artwork, and other knick knacks everywhere inside “your” home of the future. Sounds like a turn off doesn’t it? For a quick sale, then, depersonalizing is important.

One place to start is by removing weird and idiosyncratic art and knick-knacks, taking down family photos, and painting over colors that probably won’t appeal to other people. The goal is to remove your personality fingerprints in order to neutralize your home to make it appear as a model home.

You’re trying to present your home as a blank slate. It should seem to potential buyers as a place where they can envision their life dreams playing out.

4. Offer Add-ons and Extras

It might be a good idea to sweeten the deal with add-ons and extras. Although it is not required by any means, a buyer might be more inclined to give you what you want (your sale price) if he or she perceives that they are getting something from you.

For example, offer to pay a portion (or all) of the closing costs. That would be a pretty attractive offer for a buyer. Or you could offer a transferable home warranty to cover major appliances and HVAC systems. This would put the buyer’s mind at ease and likely speed up the deal.

 

Those 4 tips are a good starting point when looking to sell your home fast in Minneapolis. However, there’s even more you can do to expedite the sale.

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Matt joined us in June and runs all things marketing. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in December of 2017 with a major in strategic communication and a minor in psychology. In his free time he likes to golf to with his dad, workout at the local gym, and watch sports. He is active in the Make a Wish Minnesota Organization.

Dale Helm
Dale Helm
12:55 08 Jan 18
I highly recommend the Home Guys if you are looking to sell your home. The process was very streamlined, transparent, and straight forward. I worked directly with James whom I found to be a very honest, caring, and ethical businessman.James truly cared about our needs and listened to our concerns. Because of James our dream of a new home became a reality. A huge selling point for us was the fact that this transaction could occur far faster than a normal one, without realtor fees, closing costs, or the typical red tape.We had never done this kind of thing (selling to a home improvement company) but now that we have - we are really glad we did. It was the right move for our situation. If you are considering selling your home to a home improvement company (flipper) I do not think you will find a better one than the Home Guys - I give them the highest of ratings.
Dana Rankin
Dana Rankin
22:22 23 Sep 18
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Julie Amber Gianera
Julie Amber Gianera
15:20 14 Jan 18
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Brian Tucker
20:30 09 Jan 18
Easy to work with, very reasonable offer for my property, easy closing. Great doing business with them!
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Brent Brent
09:25 10 Jun 17
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Grant Jones
Grant Jones
10:11 03 Jun 17
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Andy & Mandy Fobear
Andy & Mandy Fobear
17:28 29 Mar 19
They have been a great team with who we have done work. Very nice, honest and genuine. "Do things right" is what they have said AND done.
Katie Wilson
Katie Wilson
17:21 02 May 19
This company was great to work with, it was like going through a usually stressful experience with a friend in the know. They were helpful and courteous and most of all kind. They treat everyone with empathy in an industry where it's commonly lost. I'd recommend them to anyone!
Claire Almon
Claire Almon
17:03 06 May 19
I had a very time sensitive situation and I had never sold a house before. I didn’t know what I was doing AT ALL which made it incredibly stressful to navigate through the sale process especially with the added pressure of a deadline ...then I met James from Homeguys. He immediately calmed my fears, made everything seem so easy and manageable and even helped me look for a new place! I had receives several different offers from other home investor company’s but in the end, I am so glad I went with home guys. James (and his lovely, patient wife) put up with my endless, sometimes nonsense emails and questions so kindly and walked me through any and everything that i didn’t understand.. I am so grateful for their kindness and patience with me. In the end, Home guys made this whole experience so much easier than I thought it would be and it went just as quick if not quicker than I thought it would. I would recommend homeguys to any and everyone that will listen!
Jane Thomas
Jane Thomas
16:28 26 Aug 19
I am completely satisfied with the service from Mn Home Guys. Brad was so good to work with. He answered all my texts and emails very promptly. Closing was very easy. There was no double talk, high pressure, and I was able to think through what was best for me without any unwanted suggestions. I would definitely recommend Home Guys if you need to sell your home effortlessly. Huge thanks to Brad.
Steve Huso
Steve Huso
21:29 12 Aug 19
I was exceptionally impressed by the integrity and competence of Minnesota Home Guys. Their straightforward approach and honest evaluation of the facts was impressive and invaluable for my decision making process. They provided a skilled and through examination of my property to give a clear range of potential options, with additional information to evaluate each option. I worked with Brad Sauer and appreciated his expertise and communication skills. I especially appreciated the careful consideration of my needs and the absence of any sales pressure. I highly recommend Minnesota Home Guys.
Aaron hanson
Aaron hanson
15:39 29 Aug 19
Will not return my phone call. Purchased a home that they flipped and are regretting the purchase big time. Unfortunately they had the JV team doing the work inside. We are accepting the consequences and are doing the best we can to make it our dream house.
Christopher Peterson
Christopher Peterson
20:40 26 Sep 19
I was looking into having my place bought outright, but James suggested I sell the house outright to obtain more equity. We listed the house at $199,000 and sold it for $210,000! My realtor, Tim, was very knowledgeable and made the process as easy as could be. I am definitely going to hire Minnesota Home Guys for any other real estate needs in the future.
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