Are you putting your home on the market on Australia’s Gold Coast?
Selling a home is a huge life change, and definitely requires a lot of thought. Once you’ve decided, however, how much effort you put into making your home attractive to buyers can make a huge difference in how quickly you can sell the property.
Here are eight great tips for selling your home:
Price it Right
One of the largest decisions a home seller has to make is settling on a price. The key is to do plenty of research and be aware of the agent that who says they can get the highest price just to get your listing. Remember to look at the values and selling prices of similar homes in your area. Taking the approach of setting a high price with the intention to reduce it later if needed can backfire. Usually, when a home goes on the market, the first 1-4 weeks or so is the most active.
Get An Agent
An agent can provide invaluable advice and guidance. A good agent will know the local real estate market very well, and will be able to walk you through the process and help you avoid pitfalls.
Boost Curb Appeal
If you’re selling your home, you’ll need to make sure that the property looks its best on both the inside and outside. Curb appeal, however, is crucial.
If the home doesn’t look attractive and welcoming on the outside, buyers may assume that the interior is similarly unappealing, and lose interest. Keep lawns and hedges trimmed, remove debris, clean the gutters, and make sure any plants are healthy. You’ll also need to make sure the mailbox, light fixtures, and house numbers look good.
There’s a lot of elbow grease involved in staging a home, but it’s well worth the effort.
Decluttering is very important: be sure to remove personal items, and do a very thorough deep cleaning. Make sure each room looks attractive, and has a purpose.
Be sure that your home is listed on major sites, such as Zillow and Trulia, as well as online on local sites. A good realtor will be a huge help with this.
If you’re showing your home, make sure to take your pets and their belongings off the property before potential buyers arrive. Not everyone loves animals, and even the suspicion of possible pet odor can turn a buyer off.
Take Good Pictures
Make sure to take several attractive photos of your property, and include these photos in real estate listings and flyers.
Look at your home and budget, and determine what can and should be upgraded.
Kitchen remodels, for instance, may be expensive, but could pay for themselves in the long run. If you don’t have enough money for major overhauls, then do as many little ones as you can. This could include replacing a faucet, painting, or redoing grout. Even replacing a rusted mailbox can make a difference!
Do you need help selling your home?
Contact us CCC Realty today for a obligation free property appraisal.