As a homeowner, you can play an important part in the timely sale of your property. When you take the following steps, you’ll help me sell your home faster, at the best possible price.
The easiest and most reliable way to improve the appeal of your home is to enlist a quality home service professional. The right professional can help you get everything in order – from repainting the kitchen to providing a thorough cleaning – so you can stay focused on more important things.
As Jason and Nicholas have been servicing the Northern Beaches Real Estate industry for a combined total of 45 years here are their Top Tips for Sellers.
- Make the Most of that First Impression –
A well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcome prospects. So does a freshly painted – or at least freshly scrubbed – front door. If it’s autumn, rake the leaves. The fewer obstacles between prospects and the true appeal of your home, the better. Tip: Freshly brewed coffee or baked biscuits left on your kitchen bench will sure to please any potential Buyer.
- Invest a Few Hours for Future Dividends –
Here’s your chance to clean up in real estate. Clean up the living room, the bathroom, the kitchen. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some minor redecoration. If you’re worried about time, hire professional cleaners or painters to get your house ready. Remember, Buyers would rather see how great your home really looks than hear how great it could look “with a little work.”
- Check Taps and Bulbs –
Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors sinks, and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing. Burned out bulbs or faulty wiring leave prospects in the dark. Don’t let little problems detract from what’s right with your home.
- Don’t Shut Out a Sale –
If cabinets or closet doors stick in your home, you can be sure they will also stick in a Buyers mind. Don’t try to explain away sticky situations when you can easily plane them away. A little effort on your part can smooth the way toward a closing.
- Think Safety –
Homeowners learn to live with all kinds of self-set booby traps: roller skates on the stairs, festooned extension cords, slippery throw rugs and low hanging overhead lights. Make your residence as non-perilous as possible for uninitiated visitors.
- Make Room for Space –
Remember, potential buyers are looking for more than just comfortable living space. They’re looking for storage space, too. Make sure any storage areas are clean and free of unnecessary items.
- Consider Your Closets –
The better organized a closet, the larger it appears. Now’s the time to box up those unwanted clothes and donate them to charity.
- Make Your Bathroom Sparkle –
Bathrooms sell homes, so let them shine. Check and repair damaged or unsightly caulking in the tubs and showers. For added allure, display your best towels, mats, and shower curtains.
- Create Dream Bedrooms –
Wake up Buyers to the cozy comforts of your bedrooms. For a spacious look, get rid of excess furniture.
- Open up in the Daytime –
Let the sun shine in! Pull back your curtains and drapes so Buyers can see how bright and cheery your home is.
- Lighten up at Night –
Turn on the excitement by turning on all your lights – both inside and outside – when showing your home in the evening. Lights add color and warmth, and make Buyers feel welcome.
- Watch Your Pets –
Dogs and cats are great companions, but not when you’re showing your home. Pets have a talent for getting underfoot. So do everybody a favour, keep Kitty and Spot outside, or at least out of the way.
- Defer to Experience –
When Buyers want to talk price, terms, or other real estate matters, let them speak to an expert.
- Help Me –
You will have an easier time selling your home if any extra showings are scheduled through our office. You’ll appreciate the results.
A-Z Real Estate Selling guide by Realestate.com.au