Selling your property can be a stressful time, vendors are generally emotionally connected to their homes so the decision to sell has come after a great amount of thought. 

Who wouldn’t want to get the highest sale price possible? But how do you do that?

Start by getting in touch with an agent early.  Real estate agents have the knowledge you need to get your property prepare for sale and can provide other vital advice like how to set the sale price and formulate the best marketing strategy.  The risk when listing a property yourself is that you don’t have that specialist knowledge and you risk your property sitting on the market for too long which could affect the sale price. 

A home is most popular in the first two or three weeks it is on the market.  This is because genuine buyers are always on the lookout for fresh property and they will be ready to pounce on your newly listed home if it suits their needs.  Typically the longer the home sits on the market the lower the sale price will be.

When selling, the enemy is the other houses for sale in your area, so a good first impression is vital.  These listings are all competing with yours for buyer attention. Therefore, preparing your home for sale in the best way that you can is very important.  You do not have to do a complete renovation but a good tidy up, a lick of paint and replacing any tired fittings are simple to do and can make a huge difference for the first impressions.  You want your buyers to be able to be able to imagine themselves living in the property so that they can make an emotional connection that leads them to making an offer.  Make sure your home is ready for sale before it hits the market.

Does your home trigger the senses?  Our senses can trigger emotional responses so when you’re preparing for open homes, think about what you can smell and hear as well as making the property visually appealing.  Soft music will appeal to some and certain smells can get help potential buyers have a positive experience at your open home.

So what are you waiting for?  If you’re ready to talk about selling your property, get in touch – we are experienced agents who can help you achieve the best sale price possible.

And we can also email you a copy of our FREE e-booklet, “Above Market Value”, by Ray Wood. This helpful booklet is chock full of helpful tips about maximising the price of your property. Call us for your free copy.