The preparation you put into getting your property ready for sale can be the difference between getting a standard price and getting a great price. The best part is it’s not hard, time consuming or expensive.
The four tips are… timing, presentation, method of sale and sale preparation check lit.
Timing – Buyers for good quality properties can be found all year round. However there are still some important points you may wish to consider… if your property is located in a beachside suburb then selling during the Spring/Summer season may provide better results. Winter generally produces less interested buyers, although this does not mean that selling a property in Winter cannot be achieved.
Presentation- Presentation of your property is an important factor in achieving the highest possible price. It is important to do whatever possible to have your property looking it’s absolutely best on inspection day. Some things that may impact on a buyer are, strong odours such as smoke and pets, evidence of damp such as mould or mildew, windows that don’t open or close with ease, clutter and stains on walls and carpet. If your property is vacant we suggest renting furniture and other decor for the period of the sale to help give the property a homely lived in feel.
Method of sale – There are generally three methods of sale to choose from.
- Private Treaty (sale)
- Public Auction
- Public Tender
There are benefits to each type of sale. Your agent will be able to advise you on which method will work best for you.
Sale Preparation Check List –
- Have the property cleaned thoroughly
- Be prepared to spend some money spicing up the property
- Obtain a building and pest inspection report
- Have a contract of sale prepared by your solicitor
- Make a lit of all inclusions, ie. items to be included in the sale of property such as light fittings, blinds etc.
By following these tips you will be sufficiently prepared to successfully sell your property.