The Art of Quick Home Sales: Gathering Early Interest

November 11, 2009 Updated: October 1, 2015

Attracting many prospective buyers can help move a home quickly. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Attracting many prospective buyers can help move a home quickly. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Much like dropping a handful of seeds onto the ground and hoping for a flower—when selling a home, scattered seeds are like potential buyers, and a flower will only grow when a buyer becomes truly interested.

In the case of home selling, one flower is good, but more is always better.

As a seller fresh to the market, a goal of yours is to have as many interested buyers visiting your home as soon as possible.

Having interested buyers visiting as soon as possible means that your selling power increases; as interest is stirred, a sense of energy is created. If one buyer catches wind that others are equally or more interested, this speeds up the buyers’ decision-making process. It also validates that the property is worth its asking price … or worth more.

This situation creates an environment for multiple offers. Although it is not a guarantee, a seller’s prospect of having more than one offer arrive is the best thing one can hope for. In the end, the seller may get the asking price, or perhaps even higher, as someone may love the home enough to offer more in order to beat out the competition.

How does one create such a positive effect when listing a home? In a real estate transaction, there are no guarantees, but there are methods of making a listing stand out as a top contender. A real estate agent that you can trust can help you achieve your goals.

In most cases seeds don’t grow without some efforts in the garden—it, too, takes work to sell a home.