Things you need to know before selling your property
MAKE YOUR HOUSE SHINE
Before putting your house on the market, it is critical to ensure that it is in its finest possible condition.
There may be occasions when it is not necessary to hire expert contractors for major repairs; however, you want to make sure the garden is weed-free and looking great, that all of the lighting fixtures are working properly, that the door handles are in good functioning order, and that all of the minor improvements will add value to your property.
You should also make certain that your property is clean on the inside and outside. A first impression is crucial; if potential buyers don't like what they see when they arrive, they may decide to look no further.
It's also critical to clear out and depersonalize your house. Now is the time to get rid of all of the clutter that has been accumulating over the years since you will be relocating anyhow. Remember, when it comes to depersonalization, potential customers need to be able to envision themselves living in your home; this implies getting rid of anything that might make potential buyers uncomfortable.
PREPARE YOUR BUDGET
Some sellers become so focused on achieving a certain sale price that they don't take into account the expenditures they'll encounter throughout the process of selling their homes.
In addition to fees paid to agents, you'll have to pay for advertisements in local real estate supplements of neighbourhood newspapers, arrange a "for sale" signboard outside your home, produce mailouts and brochures, and, of course, list on the major real estate sites. It's actually common for advertising expenses to reach several thousand dollars, so this expense must not be ignored.
There may also be fees for a conveyancer or solicitor to create a vendor statement and settlement costs, such as mortgage discharge charges. If you are relocating, don't forget to budget for removalist costs as well as stamp duty if you are purchasing a new home.
MANAGE YOUR TIME
As you probably know, the process of selling your home can be a full-time job. In addition to dealing with potential buyers and real estate agents, you'll need to keep your house presentable at all times in case somebody decides to drop by for an inspection. This means that you might have to juggle work and family commitments while also trying to keep your house in showroom condition.
If you're not prepared to make this commitment, you might want to consider hiring a professional home stager. Home stagers are experts at dressing up homes so that they appeal to the widest range of buyers possible. This can be a great way to ensure that your house makes a good impression on potential buyers without having to put in the extra effort yourself.
How Inline Can Help
At Inline, we understand that selling your home is a big decision. Our experienced agents will work with you to ensure that your property is properly marketed and sold at the right price. We also offer a range of services to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
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If you're thinking of selling your home, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in achieving the best possible price for your property.