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By Jackson Nurse Professionals

July 30, 2020



Want to Sell Your Home Before Your Next Assignment?

This article was provided by Jackson Nurse Professionals.

Want to sell your home before your next assignment? Consider these tips for selling fast.

While travel nursing can be exciting, there are some major decisions to be made before starting your next (or first) assignment. The decision to keep or sell your home is a key one that you may face multiple times throughout your career. An awesome perk of travel nursing is the flexibility to return home between assignments or to continue exploring new positions and locations.

So, if you want to sell your home fast before your next (or first) assignment, follow these expert tips:

1. Pare down & Tidy up (inside and out)

U.S. News and World Report recommends decluttering your home of personal touches while keeping it cozy with furniture and accents. And frankly, you can never clean and paint too much of your home when you’re looking to sell. Buyers will be looking at every wall and every surface, so giving it a refresh and a deep clean gives them the confidence that they can move in quickly. 

Potential buyers don’t want to see your personalized home, they want to see how they can transform it into their own space. Consider freshening up rooms with neutral paint and staging your home to appeal to buyers.

And don’t forget the exterior of your home! Curb appeal entices buyers to look inside. Not only can a spruced up exterior help attract buyers, but it can increase your property’s value. A well-landscaped lawn can increase a home’s value by upwards of 12%, according to Home Guides.

2. Pick a sales strategy

Will you try to sell your home yourself, or will you work with an agent since you might be on the road? These are two of the most common selling strategies outlined by Zillow. Depending on the circumstances, either option can be used to help sell your home quickly.

If you’re comfortable with real estate negotiation you can skip the fees and hassle of finding an agent to sell your home. On the other hand, an experienced agent can help streamline the process with their expertise and connections, while freeing up your time to improve the property or find your next travel nurse job. Weigh the pros and cons of each to make a decision that aligns with your goals.

3. Price to sell

Your home’s price is going to make or break how fast it will sell. While you obviously don’t want to under-price your home, Zillow reports that pricing it competitively can help it sell faster.

Check the state of your local real estate market to get an idea of average prices and time on the market. If you price your home a little lower to comparable homes in your area, you can get more interest and have a possible bidding war on your hands (a scenario in your favor).

Don’t be afraid to do a price reduction after a set amount of time.

4. Hold multiple open houses

Holding multiple open houses and making your home available for visits is the final step in selling your home fast. In 2019, it took approximately 68 days to sell a home from listing through closing according to Clever. If you’re on the road during these open houses, having a real estate agent on your team will be crucial. Otherwise, you might enlist a friend or family member to throw in some cookies and open the door. Letting prospective buyers visit your already clean and staged house can help them envision making it a home. Jackson Nurse Professionals provides travel nurses with several housing options so you can start your assignment stress-free. Start making your home sales-ready today and check out some of our open travel nurse positions.

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