Spring has almost arrived and while we can all enjoy the warmer weather and longer days, for some spring heralds an increase in activity in the real estate market. If you are thinking of listing your property for sale here are a few tips on how you can improve the marketing of your asset and hopefully achieve a better result…good luck!
Look at the home from the buyer’s point of view. Try to be objective as you evaluate your property’s good and bad points.
Simple conservative improvements can make a big difference e.g., a quick paint job, simple repairs or just a good clean to remove the clutter. First impressions linger. The outside of the property should present in top condition. Mow the lawn, tidy up the garden, re-paint a fence or plant some flowers for low-cost instant appeal.
Inside the presentation should represent a ‘blank canvas’ so that prospective buyers can visualize themselves living in the house. Try to remove objects that establish the home as someone else’s e.g., wall posters, pictures or items that make a statement such as a bright orange feature wall and so on.
Price it right. Do your research on what sold recently in the area and how long each property was on the market. Compare these properties to yours and set the price accordingly.