It’s always a great idea to receive some tips from a property expert before you decide to market your property for sale.
Knowing the right buttons to push can be the difference between getting a reasonable success and getting a great success.
1. Pay attention to “selling season” when trying to sell your home. Most families want to move during the summer, to avoid interrupting their child’s school year, and so are looking to buy in the spring. Having your home ready to sell by about the end of February maximizes the chances of selling to this group and therefore attracting your ideal buyer.
2. Find out when your home’s buyer needs to move. Learning that they have a particular deadline to complete can give you an advantage during negotiations.
3. When you’re trying to sell your home, you want to make it look attractive to the potential buyer. One way to so this is to look over your property using another persons eyes, so maybe have a friend or family member point out the things that turn them off. For instance a mouldy shower screen might be overlooked by you, but will put off a buyer.
4. Don’t forget the exterior, as its the first thing buyers see. If you door or exterior woodwork, gate or wall is badly flaking, prime and paint it as it’ll make a huge difference. They say people generally make up their minds in the first 8 seconds, so make sure your 8 seconds set the tone correctly.
5. Paint walls – a pale, plain shade emphasise the feeling of space and light. It enables buyers to imagine their belongings in the property. There as been research that shows most buyers prefer natural, earthy colours to bright, bold shades. Although there’s a wide range of colours available, magnolia is still number one.
6. Make sure that you de-clutter any areas of your property to avoid leaving an impression of untidiness. This will be picked up by potential buyers and even if they like the property they will make an offer based on how the property makes them feel, and if its not great, their offer may be lower than they would offer it your property made them feel great.
Getting a property ready for sale needn’t be expensive at all. Its just that sometimes as the owner you are too conditioned to your property and another pair of eyes can help reveal some simple and low cost improvements that can be made to give your property more appeal, and hopefully a higher sale price.