Wednesday, 24 August 2016

My top tips for selling your home in Spring

My top  tips for selling your home in Spring
  1.  First Impressions  are extremely important, a good first impression is what sells a property.  You need to emotionally detract, and  look at your property as if you were a buyer. Take a walk through the front door like a buyer. Do you like what you see? Would you buy your home? How is the street appeal? We don’t want potential buyers forming a negative opinion before they have got through the front door.
  2.  Outside Make sure the garden is tidy and well maintained, generally buyers are looking for a garden which is functional, pleasant and relevantly easy to maintain.
  3.  One of the advantages of selling in Spring is all of the natural sunlight. available .  Open all of the blinds and curtains. Turn on all of your lights . If there are any dark corners think of putting a lamp there. Are any of your walls dark? Do they need repainting? Is it worth putting a skylight in?
  4. Declutter declutter declutter.  This can be looked at the first stage of moving. Pack up stuff which you dont need. Less is more, making the rooms look larger and the focus becomes the house not the stuff in it.
  5. If your home is in need of a makeover but you don’t have the funds or time. Look at replacing simple things like cupboard handles and tap ware and even bench tops, sometimes this can give it the lift it needs without spending a massive amount of money.
  6. Clean clean clean and then clean some more. It is important that your house is presented as shiny as it could be.  I often suggest just before the first open day, to have a professional cleaner come in and take it to the next level.  Kitchens, Bathrooms and Windows should be spotless and shiny. 
  7. Presentation is of the utmost importance, staging your home correctly, could help you achieve an even better price.
  8. Remove pieces of furniture if they are cluttering. We need to make the rooms look as large as possible, whilst still being functional.
  9. For Inspiration google  images display homes interiors  Plenty of ideas and photos which can be helpful .  If you find it all too hard, hire a stylist and you will get back what you pay and more in the sale of your home. We are more than happy to suggest stylists who we use. 
  10. Unpleasant smells immediately turn a prospective buyer off. A pleasant fresh smelling home  compounded with a good first impression places your home in the best position it can be. A trick commonly used is  put 2 caps of vanilla essence in a heatproof container in the oven at 150 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. This will get rid of any funky smells you may have and leave a nice fresh vanilla smell throughout the house..Dont try too many different fragrances  at the same time as they can be offputting to some potential buyers. 
  11. Whilst Dogs and Cats are a way of life and an important part of our family, Some potential buyers may be allergic and not as enthusiastic as what we are. So it is important to minimize their impact as much as possible.  Remove all Dog/Cat hair  and pet smells from the house and when the house has an open for Inspection take the animals with you. 
  12. Create a pleasant ambience, play subtle soft  music have the fire lit  and the temperature climate controlled.  Set the table both inside and outside  and  place fresh flowers throughout.  (don’t forget to change the water every couple of days) All the simple things which add to the buyers experience being a pleasant experience
  13. So Now its up to you to choose your agent, who will place your property in the best light with professional photographs and will have identified the correct strategic marketing required. Your agent needs to not only understand the local real estate market but also needs to be a leader in Marketing your property.  I am a proven leader in this field and look forward to being able to give you more of the above tips whilst strategically placing your property above the others  currently on the market.
For a free appraisal  of your home and many more tips please phone me on 
0415  9900981

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