Who doesn’t want a successful home sale? Everyone, both experienced investors and first-time sellers aspire for great results when selling a house.
Here are the things you need to consider before putting your house on the market:
- Hire a real estate agent
One effective method of picking a real estate agent is by attending open for inspections and talking to the agents as a buyer. Inspect the house and act like a buyer. Take them for a ‘test run’.
This approach allows you to understand the services that they are going to provide to you and determine if their selling style is right for you.
- Pick a time to sell
What is the best time to sell?
Consider your family’s plans. You may not want to time it when one of your children is preparing for exams or if there is a new baby in the house.
Also take into account the weather and which season makes your house and garden really stand out.
Many people prefer spring to sell, but the real estate market is open all throughout the year.
- Do the necessary repairs
There may be some areas in your house that need to be fixed before it can be sold. One of the first things you need to do is organise quotes for all repairs.
Once you have all the quotes lined up, you can determine the advantages and disadvantages of doing the repairs.
- Presentation is the key
A sales campaign hinges heavily on how you present your house.
A professional house stylist can help you design your house in such a way that it appeals to many buyers. The stylist will discuss ways to highlight the best features of your home and help you to declutter and depersonalise your home so it’s easier for the buyer to imagine what they want to do in the space and how they will live there.
- Understand your sales approach
There are different ways to sell a house – auction, tender, private sale or expressions of interest.
Each method has its pros and cons. Choose the best one for you by looking at the sales data/history in the nearby areas and talk with your agent.
- Be realistic in your expectations
The people around you may have an opinion about how much you should sell your house. But we warned that their estimations are most likely not as accurate as your agent’s.
Rely on the agent’s experience instead.