How to Get Your House Ready to Sell in 30 Days: Can It Be Done?

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Every seller wants to quickly and profitably sell their home, but this requires more than just good fortune. Convincing buyers to give over their money requires careful planning and understanding of how to present your home.

We fully understand that you might desire to prepare your home yourself for sale given the numerous advantages of selling your home directly. To begin, here is a list of things to do to quickly prepare your home to sell in 30 days, and for a premium price.

Study the Housing Market in Your Area

Do your research on the market value of your house first. Start by browsing to learn more about the neighborhood property market. To determine the right listing price, look at recent comparable sales in your area. Examine the square footage, amenities, and locations of the various comps and consider how they stack up against your house.

For instance, even if your neighbor's house may have gone for $1 million, you will probably need to market your property for less if it is significantly smaller. A trustworthy realtor ought to be able to help you identify comparable properties and choose a listing price for the house.

Determine a List Price

For a quick transaction, precise pricing is necessary. Your house will probably sit on the market and lose appeal to customers if you overprice it. Your realtor will perform a comparative market analysis to establish the market value of your house, comparing its attributes to similar properties that have previously sold in the neighborhood. Your realtor will collaborate with you to choose a listing price based on market trends once they have determined the market's worth.


People have a tendency to accumulate a lot of items over time for a number of reasons, including emotional attachment, the hope of reusing or repairing them in the future, and the wish to pass them on to others.

To give the impression that your home is larger, consider clearing the clutter. It could also help you get rid of unnecessary belongings and prepare to pack for your move. Get some boxes to store your things in so they can be concealed easily.

Deep-Clean Your Home

Initial impressions are important. Don't let unpleasant odors, filthy flooring, or dusty surfaces have a negative impact on potential buyers. Give your home a thorough cleaning before advertising it (and continue to do so during the selling process). This includes scrubbing bathrooms, wiping down counters, mopping floors, washing carpets, and cleaning the toilets. To make certain that your house is in tip-top shape, consider hiring an expert.

Home Staging

According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a property can really help it sell more quickly and profitably. Fortunately, interior house staging can be simple and inexpensive. When presenting your house, don't overlook improving the exterior. When prospective buyers come for a viewing, they will first notice the exterior of the house. 

Ensure that the lawn is mowed, the yard is groomed, and all trinkets—such as garden gnomes and kid-sized toys—are removed. You could also think about giving the external walls of your house a fresh coat of paint if they appear a little worn down.

Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

It's time to turn up your curb appeal now that you've renovated the interior of your house. According to the National Association of Realtors, homes with excellent curb appeal typically sell for an average of 7% more than identical properties with an uninviting façade, and that figure may rise to 14% in sluggish markets. A considerable return on investment might be obtained by making improvements to curb appeal.

Hire a Realtor

It's time to get started by signing the listing agreement with a pen and paper. With your agent, thoroughly go through the procedure so you understand timing, legal duties, and how they'll plan showings with you.

In order to give them time to arrange for quality images, let them understand when you will be prepared to launch your listing. Your realtor is a member of your team, so it's critical that everyone is communicating effectively and that information is spreading both ways.

Schedule a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

A home inspection often happens after a buyer has submitted an offer to purchase your house. After receiving the house inspection report, the buyer may often try to bargain for a lower price based on anticipated or necessary repairs.

Pre-listing home inspections can help you sell your house quickly since you can inform potential buyers of the results before they submit an offer. This expedites the closing process since purchasers are more informed before making an offer. Find out from your agent whether they believe a pre-listing inspection will be beneficial.

Complete the Necessary Seller Paperwork

You may need to complete a number of forms when selling your house, based on the state in which you reside. Request this paperwork from your real estate agent and find out whether they want any more details about your home in order to finish the listing. You might need to finish the following activities:

  • Fill out your seller disclosure paperwork and include any property problems you are aware of
  • Give your agent information on the condition and age of the roof, the HVAC system, and other important structural components
  • Send a list of any extra property features, nearby attractions, and neighborhood advantages to your realtor so they may use it to support the listing description
  • Get digital copies of your floor plan and property survey

Market Your House

Your realtor needs to arrange for an expert real estate photographer, videographer, or virtual tour organizer service for your home. Make sure your home is spotlessly clean and prepared to be properly and effectively shown online. In the interim, your realtor should be organizing the marketing and printing materials for your house.


Although getting ready to sell your house in 30 days can be difficult, it's also not unachievable. It will require a significant amount of time, work, and energy. Potential buyers, marketing, inspectors, showings, repairs, and more will be some of the tasks that you’ll have to deal with.

At Proud Start LLC, we offer to relieve you of all of those tedious and time-consuming tasks. The least time-consuming and most profitable approach to selling your home is precisely what we provide, making it the best and easiest option available.

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