Getting Ready to Sell Well

Getting Ready to Sell Well Whether you’re moving cities, upgrading your family home or downsizing your empty nest, getting ready to sell a property is an exciting but daunting task. If you’re going to go through the hard work of putting your home on the market, you want to do everything you can to make … Continued

Getting Ready to Sell Well

Getting Ready to Sell Well

Whether you’re moving cities, upgrading your family home or downsizing your empty nest, getting ready to sell a property is an exciting but daunting task. If you’re going to go through the hard work of putting your home on the market, you want to do everything you can to make sure prospective buyers see its value. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Know your worth – look at recent sales in your local area to understand how much your home might be worth and help you determine a good listing price. A good listing agent will bring a healthy dose of industry insight to this step, which is why the next step is finding one.

Find a good agent – A quality agent is worth their weight in gold. A quality sales record is the key, you also want an agent with integrity, and who will give you and your property the time it deserves.

Get Handy –a broken lock or dripping tap can make potential buyers wonder whether the rest of the property has been denied the tender love and care they’d like to see in their future home. Make sure you fix all these small problems (or hire a handyman to fix them for you!) before you start showing your property. Now is also a good time to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls.

Deep clean, declutter and depersonalise – in other words, you’ll be removing a lot of stuff from your house. People viewing your home want to imagine it as their own, they don’t want to be confronted with spaces that are overstuffed with someone else’s life. Lingering smells or sticky fingerprints on the wall will also turn people off.

Light things up – invest in good quality light bulbs throughout your house to generate a bright, airy atmosphere on inspection days.

Stage and photograph – hiring a professional stager and photographer can pay dividends in increasing the number of potential buyers who visit your property. Most property hunters spend a lot of time scrolling through endless photographs of homes on different apps, so you want your photos to stand out.

These steps will get you on the right track to preparing your house to be sold, but a good agent will guide you through the process. 

If you would like to know more about Wills Property and the personalised sales service we offer, call John Wills today on 0467 443 838.

 

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Getting Ready to Sell Well

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