Spring has finally sprung and so has what many regard as the optimum time to sell. Historically supply and demand during the warmer months is higher and it is perceived that Spring is the best time to put your property on the market.
Spring is the time when potential buyers are coming out of hibernation and are feeling invigorated to look for property. So if you’re considering selling this Spring you might want to consider these four top tips for making the most of the market…
Never underestimate the first impression. It’s always nice walking into a home that’s clean. It’s all about the positives and making people feel welcome. A clean home is a loved home.
At the end of the day a well maintained and presented home represents good value for money and reduces the risk in a buyer’s mind of future problems and costs.
Without great expense or effort to you addressing the following five things can make a huge difference to the sale of your home.
1. Clean all the windows
2. Wash the curtains and/or blinds
3. Have the carpets professionally cleaned
4. Polish all tap fittings and door knobs
5. Pay particular attention to the kitchen and bathrooms
De-cluttering can be daunting when you’re still living in your home. You might need your stuff! De-cluttering isn’t converting your home into a campground it is just selectively clearing away anything that might distract buyers from seeing what they are getting with your home.
Remember your goal is to help potential buyers envision your house as theirs. Buyers need to envision their own things in both living and storage spaces. Allow yourself some time to do this, a weekend is ideal, to go room by room. The time spent now will without a doubt save you some time packing once you have sold!
GOOD OUTDOOR LIVING
With Summer just around the corner defined areas for outdoor living and lounging will be top of mind for buyer. Stage these areas with the right furniture so that prospective buyers can see their use. The grounds don’t necessarily need to be landscaped but tidy and well maintained gardens, lawns and planting that complements the house create a great impression.
USE A REAL ESTATE AGENT
As with anything where you want to achieve the best possible result, enlisting the services of a professional is paramount to your success.
A real estate agent is there to work on the vendors behalf and it is their job to act as a liaison between you and your buyers. A real estate agent will advise you on the best marketing method and strategy for your target market so it can stand out from the crowd. They will also expertly negotiate with your buyers and also help you navigate the extensive paperwork that's required.
Remember more than 80% of buyers purchase a home through a real estate agent. If you don’t hire an agent, you could be losing exposure to a good chunk of the buying population.
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