If you are selling your home, you want to do it quickly at the best price.
The process of selling your house can seem daunting and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Knowing what you need to do before, and after, listing your property will help smooth the whole process.
This article will provide tips on how to prepare your house for sale in Sydney, as well as some information about what a real estate agent does when they list a property. It also discusses attributes we should look for when choosing an agent to sell our home, such as evidence of previous success at selling homes in our location.
What steps do I need to take to prepare my home for sale?
Why should I take photos? I already know what my house looks like!
Take lots of photographs, of every corner of each room. When you review them, look around the edges. See the clutter and scuff marks. The wall that needs painting, the scratched top to the kitchen hub. Outside, note the weeds growing through the pavers on the patio, the empty garden beds and the overgrown lawn.
These are all the things potential buyers will notice. These are things that reduce the sale value of your home!
Do some repairs, painting and decorating and gardening. You want your home to be gleaming!
You’ll want to make sure the garden is tidy and all appliances are in good working order. Any broken tiles or windows should be fixed too. It’s also worth replacing older appliances as this will make your home more desirable to potential buyers.
… or ask an expert…
A successful, professional real estate agent will have sold houses like yours many times. They will know exactly what potential buyers will be looking for and looking at!
They will suggest where you should repair, repaint, remove weeds, etc.
They may even suggest renovation if they believe the cost of the work is less than your additional profit from the house sale.
What does a real estate agent do to sell a house?
When a real estate agent lists a property, they will take photos showing the property at its best. If you have already moved out and the property is unfurnished they may even add “virtual furniture” to images to tempt potential buyers to view your home.
Your real estate agent will create an advertising campaign. They have a head start on advertising because potential buyers will be visiting your real estate agent to review their list of properties for sale.
They will also organise viewings for potential buyers and negotiate offers on behalf of the seller. It’s important to find an agent with experience selling homes in your area, as they will have a better understanding of the local market rate.
How does a real estate agent value my home?
An expert real estate agent will look at a number of factors when valuing your home. These include the size and condition of the property, as well as recent sales in your area. They will also take into account how long the property has been on the market.
Should I use a real estate agent to sell my house?
You don’t have to. If you don’t, you may find the process time-consuming and stressful and you probably won’t get the best price for your home!
When it comes to selling a house, real estate agents can make the process much easier. They know how long homes in your area take to sell and will be able to set realistic expectations about when you are likely to receive an offer. They also have access to statistics on home prices and sales across Australia which they use to set a realistic selling price. You will probably end up with more cash in your pocket, more quickly.
What attributes should I look for when choosing a real estate agent?
When choosing a real estate agent to sell your home, it’s important to look for evidence of their previous success. You should also ask them about their marketing strategy and what they will do to get your property noticed by potential buyers. It’s also a good idea to meet with the agent in person. You can get a feel for their personality and how they work.
In conclusion, selling a home can be difficult but it doesn’t have to be. By making some minor repairs and renovations, as well as by choosing the right real estate agent, you will increase your chances of successfully selling your property in Sydney.
MGM Martin – home-selling experts!
If you are considering selling your property, call MGM Martin today. We will be able to provide a free market appraisal and give you the best advice on how to sell your property at the best price. Based in Mascot and Zetland, locals with years of experience in Sydney real estate, we have been through all types of markets and know what it takes to get the most out of a sale.