Understand the selling process
The most popular methods of selling a home are Private Treaty and Auction.
- Placing a fixed price on your home makes it easier for potential purchasers. It eliminates their having to guess your desired sale price.
- The price may be adjusted during the marketing stage, based on buyer feedback and changes in the market conditions.
- The Auction process creates a sense of urgency. Buyers know they can’t delay their decision and that you are serious about selling.
- The reserve price offers you protection. Your property won’t sell unless the bidding reaches your reserve price.
- As there is no ceiling price, there is an opportunity to achieve a price higher than your expectations.
- Auction exchanges produce an unconditional contract of sale (no cool off period) and a set settlement date.
Preparing your home for inspections.
- Keep lawns and gardens freshly mowed and tidy. Kerb appeal is very important.
- Spruce up your front door. Make your home feel welcoming.
- Use neutral colours throughout the home, particularly your living areas. Then add touches of colour with accessories.
- Ensure your carpets are cleaned and marked or damaged timber floors are treated
- The kitchen is one of the most important rooms of the home. Ensure that kitchen clutter is cleared and kitchen is bright and clean. Some fresh flowers add a nice touch.
- Bathrooms must be spotless and tiles cleaned. Air your bathroom before inspections and ensure that there are no bad smells. Scented candles are a nice touch.
- In small bedrooms reduce the amount of furniture giving the impression of space.
- Built-in wardrobes and storage are important.
- Give that luxurious feel with fresh linen, puffed up cushions and cushions.
- Create atmosphere with lighting.