As you have now made the decision to sell your home, you need to look at your asset in a different way. No longer is it just the place where you and your family live, your property is now a product that you need to market and present to your potential buyers. Showcasing it is all about highlighting the possibilities and first impressions do count. Investing time and energy into ensuring your property is presented in the best light can go a long way.
Choosing an Agent & Method of Sale
A great agent will work tirelessly on your behalf. You want your agent to go the extra mile when it comes to getting your property to market and push harder for you to negotiate the very best result. Finding an agent you can trust is critical to your peace of mind and the final sale price that is achieved. Click here to read how to think ‘outside the box’ and how Angela Kennedy negotiated a premium price by selling two Residential properties in one line as a Child Care Development site. Your agent should have a broad range and depth of experience in handling Residential Sales and can guide you towards the best and most appropriate method of sale.
Prepare a Contract of Sale
Organising items such as a survey and/or building certificate in the contract can ensure a smoother negotiation and exchange of contracts down the track. Remember to provide your solicitor or conveyancer with a complete list of inclusions and exclusions so there is no confusion on what will remain in the property and what you will take with you.
Prepare the property to be photographed and Open for Inspection
Prepare your property by de-personalising and de-cluttering. Take away the things that make it distinctly yours. This leaves a fresh canvas for prospective buyers to project themselves onto. Repair, repaint and refresh - nothing puts off a buyer quite like little repair jobs. Giving your property a fresh coat of paint, tidying up the garden and fixing all those little things that you have been putting off can add thousands of dollars to the perceived value of your home. You may also like to consider using a stylist to dress your home for selling success. We have several stylists we recommend, all with their own warehouses of furniture and accessories to dress your home and really make it sing. High quality photography has also become an extremely important aspect of property marketing so it is vital to have the home looking its best when the photographer visits, not just for the first open home. Remember that a picture speaks a thousand words.