To ensure your sale doesn’t drag on too long, the best thing you can do is be prepared and follow the below tips:
Present your home at its best
Before you put your property on the market it’s worth spending a little bit of time and money on making the property a place that people will fall in love with.
Cleaning is of course mandatory, but you should also be considering minor improvements and possibly even home styling. It might seem like all of this is an unnecessary investment that will take too much time, but in reality a well-styled home helps buyers better connect with a home and visualise how they might live there. This can help a home sell faster and for a higher price too.
Try to maximise the appeal of your home so it appeals to as many buyers as possible and if you’re not sure where to start then talk to your agent for advice and recommendations.
Price it right for the market
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a slow or a booming market, you can sell your property quickly as long as you set a price that is competitive and meets the current market.
It’s important that you listen to your real estate agent and discuss what similar houses are selling for in the area. Sometimes people, understandably, have a bias about the value of their own home, but you need to be realistic. Setting the price too high can actually cost you a lot of time and money. If your property is priced well above other houses, it may put off buyers and you’ll see less interest than you should.
Price the property right and do it from the beginning of the campaign, as this 2-3 week period is when a property generally generates the most interest.
Talk to your agent about marketing
The Internet is a crucial part of marketing a property these days, but there are many other marketing tools that can help draw in more prospective buyers to your property.
Talk to your agent about an appropriate marketing strategy to suit your property and maximise its exposure, keeping in mind that you want to connect with the right kinds of buyers for your property.
Some things that you might want to use in your marketing campaign include: advertising, database plans, social media, signage, professional photography, editorials, videos, floor plans, open houses, a neighbourhood campaign and more.
Also keep in mind that while open homes are important, you need to be prepared for prospective buyers who want to view the property outside these times, so it’s best to always have the property ready to show.
Consider selling at auction
Auctions aren’t suitable for every property and market, but they are definitely ideal if you want to ensure your property is sold by a pre-determined date.
There is the risk that an auction won’t sell on auction day or meet its reserve, however if this happens, an auction will still have given the property extra exposure than it would otherwise have had.
Listen to agent feedback
An agent knows the area and what does and doesn’t work when it comes to property sales.
You need to trust that your agent has your best interests at heart and is offering advice and feedback to get the best outcome possible for you.
So try to relax and listen to the advice and feedback from your agent and your property will be sold in no time.
If you’re looking to sell your property in the Bacchus Marsh area and would like any advice then don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Arbee Real Estate team.