Are you currently selling your house? OR are you just thinking about it at the moment?
Is it the first time you have sold a house? OR are you a real estate veteran?
Either way there are tried and true ways of getting the best price for your house or investment property. They are not rocket science but they do require some time and effort to do yourself or co-ordinate professionals to do it for you.
I’m betting that selling your house is not the only thing you have on your agenda. What with work commitments, family commitments, domestic duties, your friends and god forbid you have a social life. So maybe a combination of DIY and professional help may be the answer.
Here is a Checklist for Presenting your Property from the guys at www.RealEstate.com.au This simple checklist has helped many a vendor get more money for their property and assist in selling them quicker.
1. Pavement Appeal: Make sure the front of your property looks appealing and inviting. A weed-free garden and some attractive pot plants – borrowed or hired – can make all the difference.
2. Clean & Bright: Before every viewing give your property a once over, ensuring that windows are clean inside and out – it’s surprising how much difference it makes to the light. Also cleaning your carpets not only makes your house smell much better but provides a great first impression for prospective buyers. Nothing puts off a women buyer more than a small kitchen & bathroom and uncleaned carpets. You may want to think about cleaning your upholstery as well.
3. Cut the Clutter: You want the prospective buyer to be able to imagine their own belongings in the property, so de-clutter to keep things tidy. Less clutter will also help make the size of each room appear larger.
4. Fix It: From leaking taps to a broken bulb, make sure the minor repairs are taken care of. A lick of paint will freshen scuffs and scrapes in the woodwork. There’s no need to redecorate, just some basic maintenance work will help to ensure buyers don’t find any faults. Why let a small thing jeopardise a big deal?
5. Freshen Up: Get rid of smoke or pet odours. Open the windows, brew some fresh coffee, and brighten the place up with fresh flowers. If you’re burning incense, make sure it is subtle. In the kitchen, hand-pick herbs and place them in a glass of water.
6. Light & Magic: Increase the sense of space with mirrors and lights and leave all internal doors open.
7. Pets: Always clean and tidy up after your pets and take them out of the property during open times. To get rid of pet odour professional carpet cleaning is the best option. Ever walked into someone else’s house and smelt their pets? Don’t make that mistake it can be very off putting to prospective buyers.
8. Warmth: Create warmth by preparing your home to suit the temperature of the day. If it’s cold, light fires, turn on patio heaters and heating. If it’s hot, turn on fans and cooling systems.
Let us know what your tips are for selling a house? Anybody who leaves a comment gets 10% off their carpet cleaning in the Newcastle and Central Coast region