It is important to be realistic about the value of your home. Insist that your sales agent present you with a realistic apprasisal and objective criteria for pricing. Comparative information is most critical in getting a house priced properly. If you ask for too much, it is hard to ask for less later on in the process.
Be objective and view your home from the eyes of potential buyers. While you may think your pink walls or roman columns are fabulous, keep in mind not everybody will share this opinion. You do not have to invest thousands of dollars into redecorating or renovating your home, but there are some basic and affordable steps you can take. Gardening, painting, and replacing carpets or curtains, are just some of the easier ways to spruce up your home and increase value.
Have a thorough inspection done on your home prior to putting it on the market. Buyers will have building and pest inspections completed prior to purchasing the home, but it is best to be aware of any potential problems before this time. Issues that arise during this inspection could decrease the value of the home and deter the buyer from following through with the contract.
While it is tempting to hide the negatives of a home, it is best to give buyers full disclosure. For example, if your home is located in an area prone to bushfires, it is better for this information to come promptly from you than from their own research.
If you have any questions regarding the process of selling your home, or if you would like to receive an obligation-free apprasisal, contact our sales team today!