Planning to sell your home in 2015? There are several things you need to consider if you want to attract the attention of potential buyers and get good offers on your property.
As with anything else you’re trying to sell, don’t forget that first impressions count. The level of interest and engagement will depend on how positively buyers perceive your property. You will be able to get the most value out of the sale of your home if you consider these three things.
Luckily, you still have plenty of time for this. Be mindful of the front and back yard as these are the commonly neglected areas in preparing a property for selling. Sellers and homeowners usually focus more on the interior rather than the exterior, but remember that the outdoor part of your property is the first area potential buyers will see, so making a good impression should start there.
Tend to your garden and pull out weeds and other unsightly growths. Trim hedges and add more plants or flowers for full aesthetic effect and appeal. Even the visible part of your roof needs to be cleaned and made to look like new. Your small investment and effort could make a huge difference in the offers you will get on the house.
Staging is important before holding an open house and letting potential buyers view your property. The idea is to make it look cosy and functional, so potential buyers can visualise themselves living in the space. But it is important to remove or at least to minimise family photos and any other objects lying around the house that makes it appear sentimental and overly dramatic.
Go for a nice clean finish that leaves room for imagination.
Unfortunately, not all real estate agents look out for your best interests. There are some who are only concerned about the commission they are going to get out of the sale. If you want to get the best value for your property, you need to hire a reliable property broker Victoria who is experienced, has good strategies, and will walk you through the entire process from start to finish.
In real estate buying or selling, first impressions count – and you want the first impression to be positive. Lasting positive impressions are key to getting good offers (and possible bidding wars) on your property.