If you’re riding a bike and want to get to your destination sooner, you need to bear down and pedal faster. And, of course, you need to make sure you’re doing that safely! So how do you “pedal faster” when you need to sell your home quickly and still make sure you get a good price?

First of all, make your home look its best. That means more than just getting it clean and tidy. You need to make sure repairs are up-to-date, even if that just means fixing a dripping faucet you’ve lived with for years. You may also need to make some tough choices when it comes to decluttering.

Secondly, it’s important to set the right list price. That takes a lot of expertise, market data and old-fashioned sales savvy. If your list price is too high, buyers won’t be interested. If it’s too low, you’ll leave money on the table.

The next thing you need to do is be flexible when it comes to viewings. If you’re too restrictive as to when buyers can see your home – say, only Saturdays from four to six – then you may miss opportunities for a quick sale. A buyer might end up buying a home during the week before they even get a chance to see yours on Saturday.

Finally, don’t be too firm with your desired closing date. If you’ve purchased a property that closes in three months, and then receive an offer with a four-month closing, consider it. There are options, such as bridge financing, that can make it work for you.

The bottom line is, these tips take a little more “pedaling”, but they’ll help you get to your destination – a sale – sooner.