Below is a list of 8 Secrets that will help when selling your home.
- Street appeal. If your home doesn’t look good from the outside, no matter how good it looks inside the buyer will already be put off. First impressions count, especially when trying to market and sell your home. Make sure the lawn has been cut, plant colourful flowers, and don’t leave rubbish laying around.
- Kitchens and bathrooms are major selling points. You will reap huge rewards by investing some time and money in making these two areas of your home look inviting. Even just a paint job to update the kitchen cupboards, or a new mirror in the bathroom can work wonders.
- Declutter your home. Make sure there is space and light coming into your home and remove magazines from the coffee table. Don’t leave dirty washing laying around and wash any dirty dishes.
- If you have pets, make sure their food is fresh in their bowls, or remove them completely. There is nothing worse than walking into a home which smells of old dog or cat food. Also, make sure there are no droppings in the garden for potential buyers to stand in when viewing your home.
- Choose an agent who is active in the area and has local knowledge. Also, shop around. Make sure you have a connection with them and that there is open communication and feedback.
- Clean your windows and open those blinds / curtains. Let the light in and clean the windows too.
- A great tip is to half empty your cupboards and then pack what’s left neatly. Everyone wants storage, and let’s face it, potential buyers will snoop.
- Pricing your property correctly. If you want to sell urgently you will have to look at shaving your asking price, but it is vital to obtain a Comparative Market Analysis from a Real Estate Agency who can advise you correctly. Remember it is not just about what other homes in the area have sold for, but other points to take into consideration are:
- The Economy – What is causing fluctuations or downturns in property sales?
- Seasonal – It is a fact that more homes are sold in Spring / early Summer
- Presentation – What street appeal does the property have? This includes the garden, how it is presented externally, and the front door.
- Age of the property
- Body Corp Fees – The fees may put prospective buyers out of contention.
- Bank Valuation – The banks do not always agree with our market appraisal; therefore, we may have to meet somewhere in between at times.
- Stigma – Does your property have a history with a certain stigma attached to it?
Good luck, and if you would like any further advice don’t hesitate to get in touch.