If you’re looking to sell your house and you want to get the most out of the sale (after all, who doesn’t?), then you need to prepare your property for the critical eyes of the potential buyers who will be inspecting every nook and cranny of your home. Presentation is everything, and there is more to it than you probably think.
Make an effort to clean
This takes more than just your usual dusting and sweeping. You need to be very thorough and you can’t leave anything out. Pay special attention to your bathrooms, backyard, toilets, the living room, and the kitchen as these are usually the messiest areas and are the ones buyers carefully inspect. As big a task this is, it is absolutely necessary. You might want to consider hiring professional help in the form of cleaners if you cannot do it on your own. Add a touch of essential oils or disinfecting spray to create inviting, but not overpowering, smells and remove unpleasant ones. You could even ask your agent to help you with the staging of the house for a full dramatic effect.
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Make the space comfortable
Checking out houses is an exciting experience. What you need to do when buyers are checking out your property, is to give them the best possible experience. Stage the environment in a way that it creates a relaxing atmosphere. Remember, when you make them feel at home, it will be easier for them to imagine themselves actually living there in the future. Giving them the comfort of being in a house they would want to move into will encourage them to make better offers.
Make your selling price known
Many home buyers adhere to a certain budget range. You would not be able to tap into a wider market if you don’t introduce the price for which you are selling your property. When potential buyers go house-hunting, they like to know what they’re getting themselves into before they even go to see the place. This is also good for you as it lets you know that the people who are checking out your property are those who are able or willing to pay within your asking range.
Lastly, learn to let go. Remember to think about the reason why you are selling and what you are getting out of the sale. Allow your agent to do his or her task and don’t get in the way. Potential buyers need to assess at their own time and pace. They don’t need you tailing them around during an inspection, musing over every happy memory you have of every last crevice in each room. It is still a business transaction, regardless of how personal it may be to you. As long as you make sure your agent is giving your buyers the attention they deserve, you have nothing to fear. Sit back, relax, and keep your distance. Check our listings for your houses in Victoria.