Getting ready to sell? Quick tips for great results
Nov 8, 2016
In today’s competitive property market, presentation can go a long way when it comes to maximising your sale price. With a little sprucing up, you can make your home look fresh, modern, and hopefully worth that little bit more when prospective buyers come through the door.
Here are some simple tips to ensure your property is looking its best ahead of selling season.
Meet the buyer’s expectations
One of the first things you do when preparing to sell your house is list the property online. Professional photos can make a property look impressive, but you’ll want to make sure potential buyers are not disappointed at the open house.
Don’t give people any surprises. Keep the garden looking tidy and fresh, repaint walls if they’re chipped and cracked, clean out gutters, and let the light shine through the property. Disappointment will affect a buyer’s willingness to put in a bid on your house.
Make your house feel like a home
Whether you’ve moved out of the property already, or have just ducked down to the local cafe during the open house, make sure your home actually feels like a home. Yes, it needs to be clean and decluttered, but you don’t want the place to feel like a museum.
Potential buyers want to imagine themselves living in your home when they visit an open house. The fresh smell of coffee or a nice bouquet of flowers can liven up a room. Family photos or pieces of art can also help to add some character.
If it’s broken, fix it
If something is broken, or old and run-down, put some time into replacing or fixing it. Things like busted or creaky doors, dripping taps and musty curtains can give a buyer cause for concern. On the other hand, a well-maintained property can increase in value in the eyes of a buyer. They’re less likely to want to spend money on a property if they’ll have to do their own repairs and replacements when they move in.
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If you’re preparing to sell your house and would like to get some advice on your financing options, Choice Home Loans can help. Our network of experienced brokers will go through your situation in depth, and help find a home loan that suits you.
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