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Real Estate Selling Tips
The presentation of your property is a critical factor in a successful sale and achieving the highest possible price.
Great presentation provides immediate attraction and stirs the emotional appeal of buyers when viewing properties. It is important to do whatever is possible to have your home looking its absolute best on inspection days.
To improve the presentation, you may seek the opinion of a property stylist, or to help you can start with Harber's selling tips.
1. Looking Your Best
Street appeal is so important as buyers arrive on inspection day or simply drive by - first impressions count.
Tidy the yard, mulch gardens, water, fertilize and cut lawns, high pressure clean the house, paths and driveways.
2. Homely Entrance
Your Agent will meet and greet buyers at the front door.
Make it inviting.
Include entrance mats, decorative pots and plants.
3. Spring Clean
Spring clean, clean carpets, windows and general de-cluttering will make the whole house feel fresh and large. It will also be easier to keep tidy.
Remove excess items, keep kitchen benches clear to let buyers focus on the space of the home.
4. Light, Cool and Bright
Let the light shine in, open windows and doors for natural light and cool fresh breezes.
Put lights and lamps on, even during the day - especially in kitchens and bathrooms.
5. Expecting Someone
Present your home as if you are about to have friends over - set tables, display fresh flowers to brighten a room, make the beds and put "that stuff" away.
6. Create The Mood
Music works extremely well as buyers are more relaxed and look freely.
In bathrooms, beautiful sets of towels and quality soaps enhance appeal.
7. Your Finest Hour
Know the best hours of the day to present your home when it looks and feels its best.
8. Things To Do
Everyone has got too much to do, especially time poor buyers. Take care of all maintenance items in the home, check that everything is working and it is amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do.
9. Prepare in Advance
There are some critical timelines that actually happen in the Community when considering selling.
- - January/February school starts
- - March/April it is Easter
- - June is the end of the financial year
- - September Spring begins
- - December we celebrate Christmas
If any of these timelines influence your decision, prepare your home and engage Agents discussions three to four months in advance.
Be ready not rushed!