Selling your home can be a stressful time, it's best to get a few things right before you start.
Look at a home through the eyes of a prospective buyer and decide what needs to be cleaned, painted, repaired or even thrown out.
The goal is to market your home so that it looks ready to move in, and attract as many buyers as possible.
Make your property as competitive as the others on the market
Sell them the dream they are looking for.
Which Real Estate Agent?
Get recommendations from family/friends and work colleagues, who may have sold recently.
It isn't always important to find an agent that specialises in your suburb, it's more important to find an agent that will work hard to sell your house and that you connect with.
It’s important to feel comfortable with your chosen real estate agent, they are selling your most valuable asset and you should be able to talk freely and openly throughout the process.
Remember, the highest appraisal price doesn’t mean the best agent.
What’s It Worth?
Experienced agents will tell you that pricing your home correctly from the beginning is the key to getting it sold quickly.
An agent should provide you with data on recent sales and comparative current listings within your area, and give you a guide as to where the market is currently standing.
Many homeowners understandably let emotion take over, they know what they paid for their home and how much love and hard work they have put into it.
In reality, your home is only worth what the market is prepared to pay for it. If you price your home too high, you may deter potential buyers from viewing.
The longer a home stays on the market, the higher the discount is likely to be off the original price.
Marketing Your Home
Hire a professional photographer. Photos speak volumes and in most cases determine whether potential buyers even attend the home open - don’t risk losing a sale over second rate images.
List your home on the internet - is generally the go-to page for home buyers, although there are several other online sites.
Pay a little extra to ensure it receives maximum exposure at the top of the page.
Keep your home as clean and neat as possible while it is on the market.
Make your home available to buyers, your home won’t sell if no one can see it.
If possible take your pets with you when buyers are visiting, especially during a home open.
Provide your real estate agent with information on schools, transport and local shops/restaurants within your area.
Communicate with your Real Estate Agent
They will guide you through the process and that “For Sale” sign on the front verge will soon have a SOLD sticker on it, leaving you to move into your next home sooner rather than later.
If you're thinking about selling, all real estate agents offer free appraisals and similar services, just find the one that you feel you can trust and feel comfortable with.
To include PEB Real Estate in your selection process, call them on 1300 187 894 and request for an agent to come out to see you.
*This article is for general information purposes only. It is not intended as financial or investment advice and should not be construed or relied on as such. Before making any commitment of a financial nature you should seek advice from a qualified and registered financial or investment adviser.
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