If you’ve been considering selling your home, now is a great time to do so. Sydney’s real estate market is hot. Values have climbed about 16 percent in the last year, which is the fastest increase in the previous 25 years.
Even though the conditions are in the seller’s favor, you’ll still want to make sure your house is in optimal showing condition to attract more buyers and get the most money possible. We’ve put together a list of five tips and tricks that will help when selling your home.
Since you’re going to be moving anyway, why not pack up some of your belongings now? Decluttering will make your house seem larger and also allows the potential buyers to have an easier time imagining their own belongings in the space.
Packing up areas like your closets and cabinets is an especially good idea since those are areas that buyers check out to make sure all of their belongings will fit. No matter how big a closet is, if it is stuffed full of clothes, buyers will worry that their clothes will not fit inside.
You can easily pack away off-season clothes that take up unnecessary room. You can probably pack away your work clothes, too, since most of us are working from home for the foreseeable future. Your closet will look so much larger once you do.
The same can be said for your cabinets. Pack away holiday dishes that won’t get used before the house sells. The same goes for the pots and pans that don’t get used and the extra plates you have just in case the company stops by. Making your cabinets look open and organized will reassure buyers that not only the items they have now will fit, but that they can buy new serving ware once they move in.
Real estate is carrying on despite lockdown orders, but many people are not comfortable going out to look at houses. The best way to make sure your home doesn’t get lost or overlooked is by allowing virtual showings or a video tour available for potential buyers to look at from the comfort and safety of their home. This extra touch may set you apart from your competition.
Hire a Professional Photographer
Since almost every single buyer begins their home search online, professional photography is a must-have. Making your home stand out amongst all of the other online listings is crucial to getting more buyers interested in scheduling showings, leading to more offers. These photographs will highlight all the best attributes of your home in a way that is not misleading. Professional real estate photographers know which angles look best and how to optimize lighting to make a space look its best.
Price It Right
Making sure your house is priced right is key when selling your house. Of course, you don’t want to price it too low and risk losing money. However, if it is not priced competitively, buyers may think you’re unrealistic and not want to work with you. Plus, you’ll be competing against homes that are likely larger or have more upgrades than yours, making buyers pass up your home for one of the better ones.
You’ll want to compare your house to similar houses that have recently been sold in the area. Look at the size, how many bedrooms, bathrooms, and any other unique amenities your house has, and find homes with the same features to compare to. This will give you an idea of how much you can list your home for and how long it will take to sell.
Homes that are priced correctly are selling in record-setting time. Those priced too high will sit on the market, and you’ll eventually need to drop the price anyway to get a serious buyer.
Your house needs to be spotless when potential buyers come through to take a look. When a place is dirty, buyers assume it is not well cared for and may decide to look elsewhere for their next home. If you’re able to hire someone to perform a deep clean right before your house hits the market, do that. If not, here are some areas you should focus on when doing a pre-list clean up:
Ready To Sell?
If you’re ready to sell your Sydney home, we are here to help. We can help put together a competitive pricing strategy and go through your home to see what areas may need a bit of sprucing up before we put the house on the market.
Feel free to contact us either by email or telephone to schedule a no-obligation consultation.
Tips And Tricks To Sell Your Sydney House Fast
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