So, you need to get rid of your house and you need to do it quick. Perhaps you have an adjustable rate loan that is about to skyrocket, or maybe you just got a job in another city. Whatever the reason, don’t panic. This may not seem like the best time to dump your house, but if you follow my advice, it's possible.

Making small price reductions again and again
Nothing smacks of desperation more than incremental price drops. The longer a property is on the market, the more jaded the buyers become. The more times the price is cut, the staler the offering appears. Buyers reason that a lot of people must have seen it and that a lot of people must have rejected it. And if that is the case, then why even bother to consider it?

Waiting it out
If you decide to wait, you are joining the thousands of other homeowners who have also decided to wait. When a few decide it’s time to take the plunge, you are already too late. If you need/want to sell now, then sell now. There will never be a better time.

Not taking the first quick bid
This happens time and time again. The buyer gets a bite early on and they are suddenly filled with confidence. It feels like you’re standing over a pond packed with a million hungry fish. The first offer doesn’t seem great and you naturally assume there are bigger and juicier fish to be had. So you throw the tiddler back in. Big mistake. That “tiddler” is often the catch of the day.