The preparation you put into getting your property ready for sale can be the difference between getting a standard price and a great price. The best part is, it’s not hard, time consuming or expensive.
Buyers for a property can be found all year around. However, it’s not often that a purchaser for your home is out there just waiting for you to put your home on the market.
Timing, presentation and advertising are all required to bring buyers and sellers together for the best result.
Spring is often considered to be the best time to sell. It’s a tie of optimism and with the weather clearing, more potential buyers will be out and about. It is also a time when more sellers will put their homes on the market so there will be more competition.
Winter usually presents fewer buyers, but the buyers are usually more focussed on purchasing. Traditionally there will be fewer homes on the market to choose from.
A tidy home says “Welcome”. Your home should be kept neat and tidy during all inspections. It should not necessarily be a “show place” but appear to a be comfortable home to live in. Fresh flowers or indoor plants always brighten up a home.
While cleaning, step back and look at each individual room. Look at the size of the room and follow the “less is more” policy. Rooms look smaller when they are cluttered. Keep each room simple and fresh.
Ensure that all minor repairs are completed. Doors and windows that jam, loose door knobs, faulty plumbing or peeling paint may affect the sale of your property.
Allow plenty of light into your home during inspections. Ensure all blinds/curtains are up. Nothing improves the atmosphere of your home more than natural lighting.
A warm comfortable heated home on a cold day adds a feeling of warmth to the home. Alternatively, a cool breeze during a hot day add calmness.