Helpful Hints for the Home Seller
First National Real Estate Mudgee can help sell your home quickly, for the best possible price.
Here are some tips that have proven to be invaluable to the successful home seller.
1. First impressions are lasting
From the moment prospects arrive at your home, it should be evident that the gardens and lawns are well presented. Garden rubbish should be disposed of and paths and porches kept clear of debris. Toys, sporting equipments and garden tools should be stored away to enhance the appearance of your backyard and garden.
2. A tidy home ensures an open for inspection is 'welcoming'
Your home should be kept neat and tidy during the period of inspections. The home should create an inviting atmosphere by ensuring the arrangement of furniture is in a comfortable position. Utilise fresh flowers, indoor plants or paintings as they always brighten up a home.
3. Repairs can make a big difference
Make sure that all minor repairs are completed. Sticking doors and windows, loose doorknobs, faulty plumbing, peeling paint or faulty flywire may affect your sale.
4. Let the sunshine in
It is imperative to let plenty of light into your home. Nothing improves atmosphere more than brightness. On a dull day, it is advisable to switch lights on prior to the arrival of prospective purchasers.
5. Make them comfortable
A warm, comfortably heated home on cold days adds a feeling of cosiness. On a hot day, don’t forget to turn on the air conditioning or fan (or simply let the breeze flow through).
6. Open for inspections - three is a crowd
Avoid having too many people present during inspections. First National Real Estate Mudgee agents are familiar with and understand the buyer requirements and can therefore better emphasise the features of your home in line with buyer needs and priorities.
7. Silence is golden
Be courteous but don’t force conversation with your potential buyer. A potential buyer simply wants to inspect your home – not pay a social visit. However, should you be asked questions about the home, the neighbours or the area, answer them truthfully and directly.
8. Music in the air and pets underfoot
As a general rule, it is advisable to turn off the radio and television during an inspection (as they can be distracting). If you have pets, it is advisable to keep them out of the house. Let the First National Real Estate Mudgee agent and potential buyer talk, free of disturbance.
9. Working as a team
The First National Real Estate Mudgee agent and you should always work as a team. If you feel your agent has overlooked some important selling points, feel free to discuss them privately.
First National Real Estate Mudgee is part of one of Australia’s largest real estate networks and is ideally positioned to assist you with the sale of your property. Unlike many franchise operations, our real estate office is locally owned and operated. This means we function in complete autonomy and are not locked into any selling system.
To ensure that you can make an informed decision, our First National Real Estate office analyse local sales trends and price movements on properties similar to your own. We can offer you an appraisal that you can rely on.