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August 2016

Tips to help you sell your home

Selling your home in this market can be tough, so here's some tips to help you get the best result:

Get Feedback

If you have your home on the market, get feedback from viewers each time you have an inspection or open home. You could either ask potential buyers what they think, or have them write down their opinions. Give thought to any negative comments and make any necessary changes to decrease the amount of time the house sits on the market.

Good Lighting

If you plan to welcome prospective buyers into the house for a tour, you should focus on making the area appear well-lit. Light can make rooms appear larger than they actually are and also demonstrate to potential buyers that you are not trying to hide any structural damage. In turn, this could help increase offers for your home.

Don't be attached

If you want to sell your home, consider it as a commodity, rather than something you have become attached to. This way of thinking will sever your emotional ties to the house, and enable you to put your full effort into selling it.

Fresh and Clean

Before you put your property on the market, make it look fresh and clean. Try painting the walls, cleaning the carpet, and getting a cleaning service that can deep clean the entire house. Investing even a small amount into the house before selling it is easily justified by the results.

Polish your plumbing

Potential buyers tend to tinker with things, such as turning taps on and off. They will definitely notice that your tap-ware looks like they need to be replaced. If it is impossible to clean a fixture, you might want to replace it.

De-clutter

Clutter collects over time, as anyone who has lived in a home for a lengthy period can tell you. It can be hard for an owner to detach from the clutter because they're used to it. The best way to work around this problem is to have a neutral third party do a walk-through and identify clutter that needs to be removed in order to increase your home's appeal to potential buyers.

Out with the Dog

If you are a dog owner, you should consider keeping your dog outside as often as possible to help minimise the odour inside. Even small dogs can cause odour, and you might be used to it. Regular use of carpet fresheners, traditional air fresheners, and vacuuming can help reduce the presence of pet odours. The best solution is to get all of your carpets professionally cleaned before showing your house. Potential buyers are generally more impressed by homes that smell fresh and clean.

These are only a few tips to helping you sell your home. Contact our office if you would like to speak with one of our sales staff for more advice.