Quickest Way To Sell Your House

There are many factors that can impact how quickly you’re able to sell your home in California, from time of year to condition. We’ll evaluate the major factors that can influence the timeline of your home sale. But you can always skip to the end and find out why the fastest way to sell your home is to get an offer from Haven Homebuyers. 

Time of Year

Historically the best time to sell a house is in the spring into early summer, and the worst time to sell is from fall to winter. There are many reasons this can be explained, the most common of which are holidays, weather and the effects of the school year.

Seasonal trends can impact both the price of your home and the time it takes to sell. For example, California's average days on the market (DOM) in January 2023 was 55 days, compared to 24 days in June 2023. Sale prices also varied dramatically from an average of $690k in Jan to $797k in June. 

Redfin Housing Market Report

But what happens if you can’t wait until the peak season to sell your home, and you still need to sell quickly? 

How to Sell Your Home Quickly the Traditional Way 

Preparing your home for sale quickly using the traditional method is still possible in the slower fall/winter months, but requires more work and flexibility. A few things that can help your home sell quickly include: 

  1. Setting a competitive price: You can work with a real estate agent to determine a competitive listing price based on the current conditions and comparables in your market. You likely won’t get as much as you would if you sold in spring/early summer, or if you’re willing to wait a bit longer for your home to sell. 

  2. Hire an Inspector: doing a pre-inspection on your home can make it more desirable, and help avoid surprises during the closing process. 

  3. Invest in improvements: improve the visual appearance of the home by removing clutter, making improvements like replanting and repairing minor damage identified in the pre-inspection, and staging the home. 

  4. Prepare your disclosure statement: Work with your real estate agent to prepare a disclosure statement. These statements can be lengthy and should include the following in California:

    1. Natural hazard disclosure

    2. Megan’s law disclose

    3. Statewide buyer and seller advisory

    4. Seller Property Questionnaire 

    5. Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement  

  5. Prepare ownership documentation: You’ll need to prove that the property is yours if it’s not owned in your personal name.  Copies of a trust or corporate operating agreement may be needed if it is held in one of those entities.  You may also need to provide local and HOA documentation. If you’re selling an inherited home [link to /inherited-home] then you’ll also need to prepare relevant documents (see our blog on selling an inherited property for more information). [link]

  6. Take High-Quality Photos: Your real estate agent can help you to find a professional photographer to take images of your home. You can also talk to your agent to see if video and 360 tours would be appropriate. 

  7. Open Houses & Showing: be as flexible as possible with open houses and showings to ensure that the greatest number of people possible are able to view your home. Lots of people are only able to view property during evenings and weekends. 

Selling your home the traditional way can be an arduous process, even with these tips. If you want a truly fast and stress-free way to sell your homes, then we are here to help. 

Sell your home quickly using Haven Homebuyers

Who are we? 

Haven Homebuyers provides industry-leading service to ensure homeowners can sell their homes with confidence, respect and comfort. Our aim is to save you time, money and stress by providing same-day cash offers. There is no obligation, no showing, no closing costs, and no realtor fees. You even get to pick your closing date (as fast as 5 days), giving you the most flexibility possible. 

We buy homes all over southern California, including Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, and San Bernardino County.

How does it work? 

How to Sell  My Home For Cash with Haven Homebuyers
  1. Request Your Offer. You can request an offer by giving us a call at 714-515-6515 or clicking the button below.
  2. Receive Your Cash Offer. Get your no-strings-attached offer. If you’re comfortable with it, we’d like to do a 5-minute walkthrough. If not, we understand and will request a few pictures instead. 
  3. Choose Your Closing Date. After you accept our offer, you can choose a closing date that best suits your needs. 

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