At GMS Legal & Conveyancing, we have been helping clients across the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie and Toukley since 1988. Our qualified team understands when it comes to selling your property, it’s all about the presentation. A seemingly small change such as mowing the lawn, can strongly influence how the buyer views your home, and whether or not they will make an offer.
The amount of the offer will also vary depending on how much attraction your property provides. People buy on emotion, so when they inspect a home that is bright, clean and well maintained, they are more likely to provide a higher price. On the other hand, when the house is poorly presented, the buyer is less likely to become emotionally involved and tend to offer a lower price.
Never underestimate the power of a first impression. Your best chance at instantly grabbing the attention of any potential buyer is to evoke a positive reaction when they pull up at the front of your property. Take a look at your home and ask yourself if there’s anything you can easily do to improve the aesthetics.
Be in the buyer’s shoes and think about what you would expect if you’re planning to purchase a home. It’s also always a good idea to start decluttering your home prior to selling. Go through your belongings and decide what you don’t need. The less items you have, the bigger the place appears. It’s easy to ignore clutter in your own home, but remember buyers are looking at everything for the first time, so you want to make sure that only the best aspects of your home stand out.
Open up the windows and blinds to brighten up the space and let plenty of air and sunlight into your home. Vacuum the floors and make sure any stains are removed. We understand that selling your property is difficult as you still need to live in the home, whilst trying to keep the house in presentable condition. Taking the time to fix leaking taps, changing light bulbs and general cleaning can make a world of difference in increasing your property value.
You can then organise a set inspection time with your real estate agent, where they can bring potential buyers through when your home is at its best. It’s also often preferred for the owner to be absent during inspections to allow the visitors to feel more relaxed.
For more information on how to best prepare your home for sale, get in touch with our team today. As qualified lawyers, we can also assist in reviewing property contracts and other conveyancing work. You can also browse through our recent posts or resources to learn more tips when buying or selling property.