Presenting Your Property in the Best Possible Light
It’s understandable that when the time comes to sell your property, you’ll want to get a favorable price. If you’ve been living in your home for many years, growth in your home’s value will help attract a higher price than you initially paid.
While a nicely-presented property at open inspections can be incredibly beneficial, it’s important to also consider the long-term condition of property and complete regular maintenance. This way, when the time comes to sell, you can trust it’s in the best quality possible in order to reap the best price.
Pick the Right Agent
You might renovate your home to a standard that’s absolutely stunning, but it’s important not to forget the negotiation skills a good real estate agent can bring to the table.
While you know your home inside-out, a real estate agent can take this knowledge and actively promote it. From using websites and social media to newspaper adverts, there are many ways to reach buyers and obtain a better price for your home.
An agent’s ability to connect with a wide variety of potential buyers and demonstrate the liveability – or potential – of a property is an invaluable asset when it comes to selling property.
However, don’t overshoot the mark when you’re looking to obtain a great price. If you’re too greedy with your asking price, people may be turned off entirely. Buyers will deliberately make offers lower than your asking price, so be sure to ask for around five to 10 per cent more than you would be happy with.
Focus on Kerb Appeal
It’s no secret that people see the garden when they first enter the property. Even if your home has a lot of backyard space, it’s still important to spruce up the front lawn for a sale.
A barren garden or one that’s running wild with weeds could send a message to buyers that the property itself is unkempt or in bad condition.
Hiring landscaping services might be a good idea if your garden is a real disaster zone, but if it’s already looking somewhat tidy, a freshly mown lawn and some planter pots are simple fixes that make all the difference when it comes to selling.
Give the Prize Room Some Love
It’s often thought that the kitchen rates highly on potential buyers’ list of considerations, so ensure this space is fresh and full of light.
Spending money on your kitchen could secure a highly favourable price – just be sure not to overcapitalise. New floorboards or tiles can make a huge difference, while brand new cupboard handles are a small feature that can make a good impression.
A new counter-top is also a great selling point, too.