It’s shaping up to be a good year for the property market and undoubtedly there will be a lot of homeowners looking to make the most of it by putting their home up for sale.
But, if you want to get the best price for your property you’re going to want to take the time preparing it.
Even if you keep your home relatively clean and tidy, you’ll want to up the ante a bit to ensure your home has the ‘wow factor’ that buyers are looking for.
At an absolute bare minimum you should look to:
- Do a deep clean and declutter
A sparkling clean home is a top priority for many, particularly in a post-COVID world.
That means you need to give your entire property a thorough clean until there’s no dust, dirt or cobwebs in sight.
It’s also worth decluttering as best you can to make rooms feel more spacious.
- Boost street appeal
Sometimes a buyer will find your home by doing a neighbourhood pass-by so make a good impression by having a property with an attractive street presence.
Keep lawns mowed, give the yard a general tidy up, keep toys and garden equipment out of sight and make sure the fence is looking sharp.
- Pay attention to styling
Get more eyes on your property by giving people a reason to share its listing on social media.
One of the easiest ways to do this is with the use of well-placed furniture, striking styling and good property photos that without doubt will draw in the buying crowds.
- Make sure everything is in good repair
People tend to overestimate the costs of property repairs, which can lead to lower than expected offers.
To avoid this you’ll want to make any needed repairs before a property hits the market.
If you want to go a step further…
If you have the money to invest in your home to get the best sale price possible then it might also be worth investing in a few cosmetic renovations.
A freshly painted exterior and interior can go a long way in making a home feel fresh and new again and therefore will undoubtedly help make a home more appealing to buyers.
In addition to this, new kitchens and bathrooms can also be major drawcards, however whether or not they are worth investing in really depends on the current condition of the property and the types of buyers it’s likely to attract.
Before you spend a cent on any improvements it’s well worth chatting to a local property expert to get a good idea of the current market and what potential buyers for your property might be looking for.
Feel free to call Professionals Outer Western Sydney on 02 9673 4422 for any advice on selling your home.