As they say, sometimes the first impression is the last impression; and when it comes to houses this couldn’t be more true. Many times it iends up being the view of the property from the exterior that makes or breaks the deal. Purchasing property for a family home is largely an emotional desicion; lets talk about 4 tips that make the most of this.
- Improve the appearance- Curb appeal is the buyers first impression, it is important to make this count as it is usually lasting. Clean the exterior of your house & fix up the lawn before the buyer visits to maximize your properties appeal. On the inside, removing junk and things from lying around will clean up the floor space and make the rooms look more spacious. Fixing the small things like loose door handles, wobbly cupboard doors and leaky taps will also improve the look and feel of the home.
- Move-in-condition- Having obvious outstanding manintenance work required on the property is just plain lazy and can turn off a lot of buyers. It is important to make the extra effort to provide the property in move-in-condition. That is, the buyer shouldn’t get the surprise of managing electrical work, plumbing, landscaping, painting or other fixtures before they move in. To avoid deal breakers you should have al these areas maintaned or reparied by a qualified plumber, electrican or hany-man. With these areas taken care of you’ll be in the best position for a fast sale with little delays. Most prospective purchasers will have a property inspection report carried out by a qualified building inspector so neglecting this are will untimately lead to untimely delays on your part anyway.
- Set the right price- As a seller you should always think from the buyer’s point of view by stepping in their shoes. Find out from friends and property agents, the market rate and set your’s a little lowwer if you are trying to attract a quick sale. Find out the cost of neighbouring sold properties and set a realistic price slightly higher, this can allow for your customer to negotiate and feel happy about a fair deal.
- Be a sweet seller- Even if you are in a hurry to sell your house or want to try and rush the process to settlement, you don’t want to scare off the buyer by sounding too eager or too pushy. This may have the opposite effect and make them question whether there is an issue with the property to match the reason why you are so eager to sell. Give them their own time to decide .
These step are what I instil in my trainee sellers agents and has always helped me to sell my house‘s. These are the top 4 tips I have and they will definitely make your house more attractive to buyers so it doesn’t sit on the market any longer than you want it to.
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