If you’re selling your home for the first time it’s understandable to feel a little unsure about the whole process. You probably have plenty of questions around entering the market, and how to ensure you get the best price possible.
In this blog, we aim to clear up a few of the mysteries around selling your property with a few expert tips from our new guide, “Top 10 tips to list your property like a pro!”.
Prepare for discussions with your agent
Getting yourself the right information and advice can help ensure your sale process is a profitable and smooth experience. While you may have lived in your property awhile it can certainly pay to research the local market. This could involve seeing how many houses are available, the average number of days homes typically take to sell and the average sale price.
Engaging an agent who knows the area and understands the market can play a valuable role as they connect your home with the right buyers.
Get your finances in order
Before ploughing headfirst into the property market it’s worthwhile checking you have your financial ducks in a row. A quick financial WOF prior to selling your home will ensure your books are in an ideal condition before you get down to business.
Pick the right season
Taking the seasons into account when selling your home can make a significant difference to your success. Understanding the highs and lows of the property market is essential in your planning. For example, numbers show that new property listings tend to drench the market in February and March and again in October and November, so taking advantage of winter months can prove effective. However, if your house suffers from being damp or having too much shade, summer may be the better choice for presenting your home at its best.
Choose the right sales approach for your situation
Unfortunately, selling your home is not as simple as putting a sign out the front. It’s key to work with your agent on a strategy for pricing your property that will ideally see it sell within a reasonable timeframe.
Get open home ready
First impressions are everything, so it’s worth taking the time to make your home presentable. Your open home is the perfect time to wow potential buyers. It’s your opportunity to show your buyers why your house is the perfect property for them, and in this increasingly competitive market, it’s incredibly important that your home stands out from the crowd. Check out our top open home tips here.
It’s rare to see a buyer’s and seller's price expectation line up exactly. This is where a good agent comes in, as it’s their job to close this gap in your favour. They’ll have a good understanding of your market and who’s had success in the area. They’ll work to get the right buyers in the door, and give you confidence that they’ll negotiate the best price possible.
Want to find out more about how you can list your property like a pro, and ensure you get your dream result? Check out our free guide, “Top 10 tips to list your property like a pro!”.