Selling your home can be a stressful event. However, real estate brokers with years of experience will offer you the following advice to get you started:
Clean And Tidy
A potential buyer will be put off by an untidy, dirty home. Besides being unappealing, it gives the impression that the house has not been cared for and may have numerous maintenance issues that will need to be dealt with. Clean your home thoroughly from top to bottom.
Remove clutter, personal items and photographs from plain view. The more open space, the more the buyer will be able to visualize themselves and their possessions in this home.
The tidy-up should include the garden. Mow the lawn, trim the bushes and create an overall neat impression. Outbuildings and storage areas should also receive the same attention as the interior of the home.
A Fresh Coat Of Paint
There’s a lot to be said about the clean, fresh look of a newly painted wall or door. Choose muted, natural tones as this will again be conducive to the buyer making their own picture of how they will use the space.
Take the time to carry out any other minor repairs at this point. For example, attend to broken door handles, loose tiles and dripping taps.
Turn Up The Lights
A big turn-off for a potential buyer is a dark and dreary-looking home. When you have showings open all curtains and blinds to let in as much natural light as possible. Where lighting is used, consider replacing bulbs with stronger ones to brighten things up – for example, in kitchens and bathrooms.
Choose The Right Real Estate Broker
Before engaging in a broker, be sure to ask them questions about their credentials, fee structure (flat fee or percentage), track record, and references. You may also want to enquire if they have specific experience in your area.
Once you are satisfied with your choice, they will assist you in marketing your home by writing an interesting description and taking professional photographs. Your broker will also assist you with step five below.
Set A Realistic Price
A realistic selling price for your property will go a long way to getting a sold sign out front. Use the knowledge and experience of your broker to help you to set a realistic market-related price. A small amount of flexibility should be built in and your bottom line established. Clear lines of communication with your broker will avoid wasting your and potential buyer’s time.
If you are looking for a real estate broker to help you sell your home, contact Flynn Real Estate today. We offer professional, expert services focussing on exceptional customer satisfaction.