3 Things To Do Before Selling A House
Once you’ve made the decision to sell your home, things typically begin to move very quickly.
One minute you’re sitting in your lounge watching TV and the next you’ve got groups of strangers walking through your hallways and imagining themselves sleeping in your bed. It’s a strange process and one that can snowball in a market with as much demand as Sydney. In fact, if you’re not careful you may just find that you’ve accepted an offer before really thinking about how much you can get from the sale.
To prevent this from happening, it’s a good idea to make sure that you’ve got your house looking good and that you have the right agent in your corner. Here are three ways to prepare before putting your home on the market.
The first step that most people take is to talk to an agent about what they can expect to get on the market.
1. Choose your agent wisely
When you’re selling property, the first step that most people take is to talk to an agent about what they can expect to get on the market. This is important for a number of reasons, but in terms of setting an appropriate asking price, you should always aim to find someone with experience in your area. That way, they’ll have a precise knowledge of what similar homes are going for, and where your house sits in relation to those benchmarks.
2. Create a blank canvas
Choosing how to decorate for open homes can be a very fine line. On the one hand, the property should appear warm and inviting – the type of place that viewers will be able to imagine themselves living in. On the other hand though, including too many of your own personal touches can be a bit of a turn-off, making it harder for potential buyers to picture the home as ‘theirs’. A few family photographs are typically OK, but put any garnish or bold decor choices in the cupboard for now. Not everyone will like the faux polar bear rug as much as you do.
3. Cultivate curb appeal
First impressions are huge, and many sellers attempt to create a good one by scrubbing the entranceway and highlighting the flow from front door through to the different areas of the house. What about before this though? The curb appeal of your home is perhaps even more important, as it will set the tone for the entire viewing and potentially cause people to fall in love with the place. A spot of gardening or even some slight renovations to the front garden of your home can, therefore, pay huge dividends when the offers start coming in.
These are just three of the ways you can add a bit of value to your home before putting it on the market. For more information on selling real estate the right way, contact Laing+Simmons today.