Selling your house can be a pain. We get it! It’s not always an easy process when you’re working with the traditional buyers and real estate companies.

However, if you happen to get stuck in the process here are a few tips to help it go smoothly.

1) Do your research! Learn about your community, find out which houses are for sale and in what neighborhoods, and make sure you pick the right agent. Picking the wrong agent could cost you time and money. Afterall, you want to sell your house fast, right?

2) Make inexpensive upgrades to your home. Planting a few flowers to give your home curb appeal and updating a light fixture can help to improve your house right away. Simple fixes can be done on a weekend and typically won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

3) Don’t expect to get asking price right away. This is where the research comes into play. Be sure to list your home at a reasonable price, or at least in line with other homes of the same value in your area.

4) This is probably one of the most important tips. Pack up all of that household junk and put it in storage, or in the garage, so that your house looks clutter-free and inviting to potential buyers. Most buyers are looking for extra space, so giving them the illusion that spaces are larger due to less clutter may help speed the selling process up!