A new year means that a lot of people living in Bacchus Marsh will be thinking about putting their home on the real estate market.
But before you put a “for sale” sign on your front lawn, it’s well worth thinking about what you can do to help make your home more appealing to buyers and ultimately help it sell faster.
1. Bring in a handyperson: First things first, you need to ensure that your property is safe for prospective buyers, so fix anything that might be hazardous to people entering the premises. Don’t forget to fix smaller things like leaking taps or broken lights too. Buyers can drastically overestimate the cost to repair odd jobs around the home, so it’s much easier to fix them up before selling so you don’t risk deterring buyers.
2. Get serious about cleaning and de-cluttering: Aim to make your home as spotless as it can be. Clear away old furniture and any items that are no longer in use. A lot of sellers choose to hire out storage while their property is on the market so that they can make their home as light and spacious as possible. Too many items and knickknacks can be distracting to buyers and can make rooms appear darker and smaller than they really are.
3. Consider minor home improvements: If your home looks a little dated then it could be worth revitalising it by way of some renovations. Kitchens help sell homes, as does a fresh paint of coat and new floors. If you’re painting, opt for light and neutral colours. If you’re after any renovation inspiration then take a look at what new and renovated homes in your area have already done.
4. Chat to your Professionals Real Estate agent: The best piece of advice we can offer is to have a chat to your real estate agent as early in the selling process as possible. An agent will be able to give you the best advice to suit your individual property and situation, as well as let you know what buyers in your neighbourhood are looking for. If you would like to discuss selling your home then contact the Arbee Real Estate team today.