Tips for Selling Your Property

While there’s no secret to selling a property, there are several strategies you can put in place to increase the likelihood of a swift sale at a great price. This blog will share our top tips for selling your property in 2023.

Presentation Is Key

Property sales are all about presentation! A seemingly small change can significantly influence what a buyer thinks of your home and whether they’ll make an offer. Consider the following ideas to improve the aesthetics of your property:

  • Is the property well-maintained and clean?
  • Can any areas be de-cluttered?
  • Open windows for fresh air and natural light
  • Remove strong odours and replace with gentler scents using a diffuser or other tool
  • Repair leaky taps and fixtures
  • Change light bulbs
  • Add a fresh coat of paint
  • Repair any holes or cracks in the walls
  • Steam clean carpets
  • Replace old or outdated curtains and furniture, or consider having the home professionally staged

Outdoor Maintenance

Your property’s exterior is no less important that its interior, particularly as it will likely be the first thing buyers see. Make sure your first impression is a good one by implementing the following strategies:

  • Mow the lawns
  • Tidy and weed your garden beds
  • Repaint worn fencing
  • Add plants and flowers
  • Replace old furniture
  • Throw away garden waste
  • Sweep the paths and driveway

Highlight Unique Selling Points

Consider your property’s features that set it apart, such as a pool, library, extra storage space, views, parking or proximity to schools, shopping or playgrounds. Emphasise these in your marketing strategy to attract buyers and stand out in a competitive market.

Invest in Quality Photography

Most prospective buyers will first see your property online, so it’s definitely worth investing in quality photography and videography. Speak to the photographer about the aspects of your home you’d like to highlight to best appeal to buyers, and make sure to capture these elements at their best angle. A virtual tour of your property is also a great way to help buyers see what’s on offer.

Set the Right Price

Setting the right price for your property is crucial to its success. You don’t want to set it too low and leave money on the table or scare away buyers by setting the price too high. To determine the right price, research similar properties in your area and consult with a professional who can provide you with a market analysis.

Be Flexible

Selling a property can be a long process, so it’s important to be flexible. This means being open to negotiating with potential buyers, making concessions and being willing to make repairs or upgrades if necessary.

Get in Touch with the Experts

For more helpful tips for preparing your property for sale, get in touch with our team at GMS Legal & Conveyancing. As qualified property lawyers on the Central Coast, we can also assist in reviewing property contracts and other conveyancing work to help make the process as smooth as possible. Call us today to learn more on 02 4397 2233.