Selling Secrets for The Best Sale
In a saturated market, making your home stand out from the rest when you plan on selling can be a challenge.
Striking the right balance between price and appeal can be challenging. Here are a few secrets to make sure your property stands out from its competition even in an over-saturated or off-season market that will ensure that you sell your home as quickly as possible for the highest possible price.
Choose the Right Estate Agent
Estate agents often get a bad reputation because of having to fork out commission fees. While it is true that many realtors charge high fees, at PropertyFox, we charge only 1.5% commission for the same services you get from any other agency. Essentially, we do all the work, and all our sellers must do is open the door and show their own home.
Pricing It Right
With the right real estate agent comes the right price for your home. Find out what your home is worth. Once you’ve figured this out, the offers will roll in. The price of your is the difference between a quick or your house sitting on the market for what can feel like an eternity.
Think Like a Buyer
Cleaning your home for home showings is common sense. But many folks underestimate just how clean it needs to be. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill weekend tidy-up. Think of it as spring cleaning on steroids.
With the right real estate agent comes the right price for your home.
You’ve got to think about what buyers look for and get down to the nitty-gritty so that even the smallest details shine. From ceiling fans and window blinds to baseboards and tile grout, no surface goes unscrubbed! Don’t forget to get your windows squeaky-clean. There needs to be as much light coming in as possible.
Inspections aren’t just due diligence—they are re-negotiation leverage especially in a buyer’s market. Fixing everything before you list your property may sound like a daunting task with some houses but to every reasonable extent repair anything that’s broken especially the obvious eye-catching ones like rotting wood on the exterior, peeling paint, running toilets and dripping faucets, cracked windows, electrical switches to nowhere, old termite damage in the attic, and leaks in your foundation or crawl space.
If your property has a front garden, make sure this is immaculate. If you have a stoep, clear the debris, hide the bin and maybe add a few flower pots for a pop of colour.
Sweep up any rubbish or dog droppings outside the physical perimeter of your property and that of your neighbours to create a better first impression. Power-wash the front and back too. And don’t forget to polish the door brasses, so that it looks like the house has been well-loved and cared for.
Readying your home for sale isn’t something you should aim to do in a weekend. It usually requires small repairs – inside and out, paintwork, decluttering, finding the right estate agent and assembling the necessary documentation. First impressions count, so make sure you get it right.