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SELLING TIPS

These are some suggestions to consider to help you make your home more appealing and saleable. As you read through each point please remember these tips are designed to help everybody and may not necessarily apply to each individual circumstance.

 

Spring Clean

Tidy up, hold a garage sale and get rid of anything you don’t need.

 

Light

Bright houses sell well, open curtains and turn on lights before inspections.

 

Fix Obvious Faults

Faults encourage buyers to look for more.

 

Pets

You love them, but maybe buyers won’t. Keep them outside during open inspections. Many buyers are afraid of animals and some are even allergic to them.

 

Smell

Cooking, pets, dampness and smoking can all give your house a nasty smell. Have carpets and curtains professionally cleaned and open windows before inspections. Fresh air is always good.

 

Kitchen and Bathroom

The most important rooms in the house. Make them squeaky clean and as presentable as possible. They greatly contribute to producing a successful sale.

 

First Impressions

Check that your house looks attractive from the street or your agent may find it difficult to get buyers in the front door.

 

Neighbourhood

Any unsightly problems in your street will detract from your home. So get together and clean up. Ask your neighbors not to park their semi-trailer on the footpath.

 

Gardens

Overgrown gardens give the impression of being too difficult to look after.

 

Views

Prune trees and shrubs if they are blocking your best views. Clean windows and screens add to the view.

 

Outside

Spruce up the exterior by washing down or repainting. Clean guttering, brush away leaves and cobwebs.

 

Homely Touch

Add to the feel of the home, by placing fresh flowers on the table, a bowl of fruit, or jars of cookies in the kitchen. Buying is often an emotionally driven process.

 

Silence is Golden

Turn off the Television and any loud music. Research shows that soft lighting and classical music is makes buyers feel at ease during an inspection.

 

Little Things

Fix all those “little things”, the loose doorknob, or the screen that won’t close, or that leaky tap.

 

Cupboards

Clean out cupboards, the less they have in them, the bigger they look. Storage space is a definite selling feature.

 

Temperature

Welcome buyers with a warm home in winter or a cool home in summer.

 

You

Buyers do not feel comfortable inspecting a property when they know the owner is looking over their shoulder. Try not to be around during inspections, but if you are, try to be as inconspicuous as possible. Let our salespeople handle it all, they have lots of experience and that’s what you are paying for.

 

Tell people your home is for sale

(And who is handling it for you) The best way to do this is to use our distinctive signboard. Over 25% of buyers make inquiries after seeing the signboard.