Homeowners usually have a niggling little thought at the back of their minds about the resale value of their homes. And with this, comes the worry about getting the home ready to sell. There’s just so much for the homeowner to consider and to prepare for this big step.
But don’t put yourself in a flat spin just yet. As property experts, we know what it takes to set you on the right track to a successful open house or to show a home that stands out from the rest.
Take note of these tips and you’ll be well on your way to a successful sale:
1. Depersonalise your home
If your house is a mess, it will be impossible for buyers to imagine themselves in the space. Your home should be cleaned from top to bottom, clutter should be removed, and family photos put away.
Rearrange all your furniture while you're at it. This will make your home look welcoming and allow prospective buyers to move freely through it without bumping into anything. Store bulky items if necessary because crowded rooms appear smaller than they actually are.
If you really want to impress a potential buyer, consider using home-staging and property-styling professionals. They will help you showcase your home’s best assets, impress potential buyers and sell it quickly for the best possible price.
2. Eliminate strange odours
Even if your house looks gorgeous, welcoming, beautifully maintained and clean, the deal is off if it smells. Imagine the smell of pet odours or tobacco trapped in carpets and curtains. A professional cleaning service may be necessary to eliminate that persistent unpleasant smell.
Think about it, vases of fresh flowers can boost the welcome factor of a home and make it look and smell more appealing to buyers.
3. Revamp your home
To increase your chances of selling, do any outstanding repair work and spruce up your home. You don't have to go out of your way, a few simple touches will do.
Over time, you might have grown to love your wonky door handle, but it’s time to fix these kinds of defects because a potential new buyer certainly won’t love them. If you want to get the best price, you need to replace loose handles, uneven flooring, sagging shelves and cracked windows. But don’t overdo it, you just need to fix the essentials. Get a second opinion from a professional about which defects are worthy of fixing.
It might also be worth researching recent sales in your local area to get a better understanding of the value of your home. Or better still, you can use a property agency, which brings us onto the next tip.
4. Work with a top realtor
Your sale can be ruined if you work with the wrong realtor. Choosing an experienced realtor will help you through the entire selling process.
The ideal candidate knows the local market and has a record of success in selling.
Remember that a real estate agent can assist you throughout the process. We will do a free home appraisal, list your property and work around the clock to get it sold quickly and efficiently.
If you are ready to put your home on the market, contact us today. We’ll get everything sorted for you – aside from putting the flowers out, of course.