8 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your House
When styling and preparing your property for sale It’s important to keep your target audience in mind, including the demographics of your area (perhaps families, retirees or professional couples).
When selling your home, it’s crucial to choose an agent that not only has an in-depth understanding of your local market, but also one with a transparent and competitive fee and/or commission structure. Be aware of any additional hidden fees for services like marketing and styling on top of the agreed commission.
Most people want to sell their homes quickly, but it’s important to make sure you’re prepared before you list your property so that you can be confident you know the market and potential purchaser
Knowing how to style a house for sale is a skill, and one that’s often best left to the professionals. Generally it is advisable to keep the décor neutral, fresh and welcoming, so buyers can imagine themselves in your property.
If you have a hole in the wall or a leak, it’s better to repair it than to cover it up. These problems can jeopardise your final sale as the purchased has the contractual entitlement to fully inspect the property prior to settlement not to mention any independent building report to be completed
If you price your home too high, it can make it hard to get buyers interested later on in the selling process. Get an independent valuation done and look at recent sales in the area to get an accurate value of your home
Bad auctioneers can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Check which auctioneer your agent is using – you want to find someone who can build rapport with the audience and create a competitive environment for your sale.
An extensive list of maintenance issues can turn buyers off and potentially decrease the value of your home. Often, it’s smarter to spend time doing those repairs yourself beforehand to maximise the sale price
If you have any questions about selling your home, please feel free to reach out to us any time for assistance.