Selling A Home
Recognise that every suburb is different
Do your homework to determine the market in your neighbourhood. Victoria is a far cry from Western Australia; be sure to investigate by talking to professionals before you dive in.
Get Your Home Inspected
Sure, some buyers will get an inspection prior to closing anyway, but many professionals suggest sellers take a proactive approach and get an inspection first. If you find the flaws early, you should be able to fix them on your own time, and at your own price.
Shape Up before Marketing
Clear away those cobwebs and display your house at its best. Consider adding a fresh coat of paint, sweeping the entryway, and trimming those hedges. Remember, potential buyers will make their first impressions from the outside.
Devise a Marketing Plan
Are you going to sell the house yourself or enlist the help of a real estate agent? Consider the pros and cons of both options before you get started. Without an agent you can save on commission, but you may benefit from an agent’s expertise in a buyer’s market.
Check if your company offers relocation assistance
If you’re moving because of a new position or job, you may be able to take advantage of your company’s relocation assistance. This means potential discounts on real estate professionals, and let’s face it, every little bit helps.
Interview Real Estate Agents
If you’ve decided to go with a professional, shop around to be sure you end up with the right one. What strategy will your real estate agent use to sell the house, and what is it going to cost you?
Set A Price
Putting a price on your house doesn’t mean overpricing it by 20 percent to allow for wiggle room. In today’s market, it pays to do your research and comparisons before settling on a price tag that could mean the difference between your house selling or not at all.
Understand Your Price
Come to terms with what your house is worth and what you are bound to get for it, based on the time you choose to sell. If you aren’t prepared to see it go for such a low price, you may have to sit tight.
Git Rid of the Junk
Space and light will sell your house, clutter and gadgets will not. Take the opportunity to clear out the junk you may not even know you have and show off the true space your home has to offer.