If you want to sell your house fast, it is not enough to list it on a few top real estate sites and wait for a buyer. At any time there are thousands of houses being sold, which means you need to get as many people as possible to know that you are selling a house. Here are four ways in which you can do this:
Share It on Social Media
First, don't forget to share your listings on social media. Every social media page you are active on should get your listing. It doesn't hurt even if they aren't looking for houses. They may know a church member, business partner, or work colleague who is looking. Apart from merely proclaiming that you are selling a house, you can post pictures, videos, and interesting pieces of information on your neighborhood.
Post the Listing on Ad Sites
While many people go to real estate listings when looking for homes, you can't discount the possibility that a visitor to a general ad site may also be interested in your property. Therefore, put your listing on ad sites such as eBay classifieds, Craiglist, and Backpage, among others. In fact, you should aim to have your ad on every legitimate ad site possible.
Promote Your Listings Regularly
Web users rarely scroll through thousands of advertisements or hundreds of pages of anything. Therefore, there is a high chance that, for every particular site your listing is on, visitors will only see or focus on the top ads. Unfortunately, the popular places get new ads every day and old ones are pushed off the page. The only way to deal with this problem is to renew or promote your ad as frequently as each site's policy allows.
Don't Ignore Word Of Mouth
So many things have moved to the virtual world, sometimes it's possible to ignore the real one. Don't let this happen to you with regards to your property for sale. Tell your coworkers, church members, gym members and everybody else who cares to listen that you are selling a house. Even if they aren't hunting for a home, they may know others who are in the market for a property. If you have a unique property, even those who weren't actively hunting for a home may be interested.
As you can see, selling a house is an active process that requires real input from you. It is much easier, however, if you have a professional real estate agent helping you than if you are doing it all on your own.