Top Tips for Selling Your House

Buying or selling property is as much a matter of the heart as it is the head. There are a number of tips to follow to ensure you achieve the maximum possible sale price for your property.

The first is the presentation of your home you don’t have to spend a great deal of time or money to make sure your home look its best. A fresh coat of paint, well-tended gardens, minor repairs, professional cleaning and de-cluttering will make a big difference to buyers’ first impression.

Properties for sale are often dressed up when available to be shown, it just gives the viewer an appreciation of the lifestyle it offers rather than empty rooms left to be filled by imagination.

Professional styling is one way to achieve this and can be particularly beneficial for vacant properties to make them appear more homely and functional.

There’s no shortage of ways to present your property in its best light and maximise your selling price. And the appearance of the property is as important as choosing the person to put in control of its marketing and eventual sale.

The good real-estate agent will advise the best time of year to sell your property as well as the best method of sale: private treaty, auction and public tender are the most frequent used options.

Each has its advantages for certain properties and in certain markets. An agent will recommend a sales method they feel is most conducive to achieving the highest possible price for your property.

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.

Finally, you should detail all the benefits and attributes of your property up-front. As an owner it is important to detail all of the inclusions or exclusions so that buyers know exactly what’s included in the sale, whether its light-fittings or pool equipment, all the add-ons need to be promoted and clearly stated in order to achieve a smooth sales result.

Ray White