Get the maximum sale price for your property

There are a number of tips to follow to ensure you achieve the maximum possible sale price for your property.

 1.    Presentation

A fresh coat of paint, well-tended gardens, minor repairs, professional cleaning and de-cluttering will make a big difference to buyers’ first impressions.

2.    Dress up your property for inspections

To show the viewer an appreciation of the lifestyle it offers. Professional styling is one way to achieve this and can be particularly beneficial for vacant properties to make them appear more homely and functional. Don’t forget about the exterior as many people will drive-by before deciding whether to inspect it on open days.

3.    Get the right agent

Ensure you have a good agent with both experience and energy. They should have a strong local and regional buyer database and communicate with the owner regularly with updates on buyer interest, numbers of people at inspections and the movement of any negotiations. The agent should also advise the best time of year to sell your property as well as the best method of sale.

 4.    Spend your advertising dollars efficiently

When it comes to advertising your property to potential buyers, the aim is to expose it to as many as possible and create competition, and as a result, increase the sale price. Make sure you consider the price you expect, your property’s location and who your prospective buyers are when deciding your advertising spend.

5.    Get a building and pest inspection prior to listing

This should identify any problems that might turn off buyers. Making the report available to prospective buyers will also make interested parties more confident.

6.    Detail all the benefits and attributes of a property up front

Owners need to detail all of the inclusions or exclusions so that buyers know exactly what’s included in the sale.

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