Tips to help you sell your home

Selling your home in this market can be tough, so here’s some tips to help you get the best result:

Get Feedback

If you have your
home on the market, get feedback from viewers each time you have an inspection or open home.
You could either ask potential buyers what they think, or have them write down
their opinions. Give thought to any negative comments and make any necessary
changes to decrease the amount of time the house sits on the market.

Good Lighting

If you plan to
welcome prospective buyers into the house for a tour, you should focus on
making the area appear well-lit. Light can make rooms appear larger than they
actually are and also demonstrate to potential buyers that you are not trying
to hide any structural damage. In turn, this could help increase offers for
your home.

Don’t be attached

If you want to
sell your home, consider it as a commodity, rather than something you have
become attached to. This way of thinking will sever your emotional ties to the
house, and enable you to put your full effort into selling it.

Fresh and Clean

Before you put your property on the market, make it look fresh and clean. Try painting the walls,
cleaning the carpet, and getting a cleaning service that can deep clean the
entire house. Investing even a small amount into the house before selling it is
easily justified by the results.

Polish your
plumbing

Potential buyers tend to tinker with things, such as turning taps on and off. They will definitely notice that your tap-ware looks like they need
to be replaced. If
it is impossible to clean a fixture, you might want to replace it.

De-clutter

Clutter collects
over time, as anyone who has lived in a home for a lengthy period can tell you.
It can be hard for an owner to detach from the clutter because they’re used to
it. The best way to work around this problem is to have a neutral third party
do a walk-through and identify clutter that needs to be removed in order to
increase your home’s appeal to potential buyers.

Out with the Dog

If you are a dog
owner, you should consider keeping your dog outside as often as possible to
help minimise the odour inside. Even small dogs can cause odour, and you might be
used to it. Regular use of carpet fresheners, traditional air fresheners, and
vacuuming can help reduce the presence of pet odours. The best solution is to
get all of your carpets professionally cleaned before showing your house.
Potential buyers are generally more impressed by homes that smell fresh and
clean.

These are only a few tips to helping you sell your home. Contact our office if you would like to speak with one of our sales staff for more advice.