So, you’ve decided it’s time to take the plunge. You’re ready to sell your home and move on: perhaps you want to upsize or downgrade, are moving to a different city or state, or just simply want a change. Whatever the reason is, you have a big task ahead of you – but as long as you’re equipped with the right information and have a clear plan, the journey should run smoothly!
We’ve put together an initial checklist for selling your home successfully:
1.Find An Agent
We can’t stress this one enough! It’s important that you find a real estate agent who you can work effectively with, and who has your best interests in mind. Call a few different agencies in your area and establish what they can offer you, discuss the details, and talk to some individual agents to get a feel for their style. A great tactic is visiting home opens in your area and pretending to be a buyer: chat to the agent in charge and establish whether or not they may be a good fit for your sale.
2.Decide on a time to sell
Selling a house isn’t just a matter of putting your house on the market and waiting for the offers to come in. It is also about timing and expertise – so chat to your agent about the best time to sell in the market, and establish whether you can wait or if you need to sell quickly. Also consider the needs of your family: for example, if you have
teenagers in the middle of exams or a new baby to look after, it may be difficult to make the move
3. Fix up your property
It’s important to get your home up to scratch before it goes on the market. Those little things that you’ve been putting off for months: fixing a light fixture, dealing with the garden, jazzing up the backyard – make sure you get them right before you start your sale campaign to ensure you can present a perfect home to prospective buyers.
4.Get the presentation right
Making your house look the best it can before you put it on the market is a big key to success. It’s not just about fixing up and maintaining the major bits and pieces – it’s also about styling the house for home opens, ensuring it is as clean and sparkling new as it can look, and making it look like the perfect home for a new family. You might consider hiring a specialist to style your home and get the presentation just right.
5.Decide on a sales method
There are many different ways to sell your home, and it’s important to discuss this with your agent before signing on with them. Ensure you are on the same page: do you want to go to auction, undertake a private sale, invite offers and expressions of interest, or establish a sale by a set date?
6.Ensure you have realistic expectations
It’s difficult to know what to expect when selling your home, particularly if it’s the first time you’re selling. You may have a set idea of what your home will sell for and how long it will take to sell, but those number always vary. Discuss this in detail with your agent and set up some realistic expectations before you start.
The team at ACTON are experts in the Perth real estate market, and we have experienced agents located throughout the city and the suburbs.
ACTON know the best approach to selling your home.
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