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Selling

Thinking of selling your property?

Let the experienced staff at Fiona Winter Realty take care of the whole process. Here are a few useful tips that we always advise our clients adhere to when selling a property with us.

 

Property Presentation

I am sure you’ve all heard the property catch cry Location, Location, Location – well here’s a new mantra – Presentation, Presentation, Presentation.

 

Today’s buyers are savvy and you only get one chance to make a positive first impression. Remember that your home is in direct competition with others on the market. Superior presentation will give you the edge and increases potential for a quicker and more profitable sale.

Painting

Paint can transform a property both internally and externally. A fresh coat of paint using warm neutral colours will leave rooms feeling clean, light and airy and fresh. A neutral palette is important as you want the look to appeal to as wide arrange of buyers as possible.

 

Your walls and ceilings will look fresh and buyers will get the impression your home has been well maintained and there is little to be done. A neutral colored background will also allow you to introduce colour to rooms through accessories like cushions, throws, and other decorative items. The finish has to be right so if you are not a great painter get someone in.

Gardens

Paint can transform a property both internally and externally. A fresh coat of paint using warm neutral colours will leave rooms feeling clean, light and airy and fresh. A neutral palette is important as you want the look to appeal to as wide arrange of buyers as possible.

 

Your walls and ceilings will look fresh and buyers will get the impression your home has been well maintained and there is little to be done. A neutral colored background will also allow you to introduce colour to rooms through accessories like cushions, throws, and other decorative items. The finish has to be right so if you are not a great painter get someone in.

Define your likely target market

Once you have decided to sell consider your target market. Decide on the demographic group you think is most likely to buy your property, are they likely to be families, young professionals, empty nesters, first home buyers, investors. Then tailor your property’s appeal to the dominant group without alienating other groups that might also be interested.

De-Personalise

Potential buyers need to imagine themselves living in your house, so get rid of any extreme ornaments and personal photos. A great example is a property I visited that had a life size replica of the sword “Excalibur” hanging above the dining table- not everybody’s cup of tea and certainly one item to be placed in storage whilst selling.

You can re hang these personal items into your new home as soon as you move. You want buyers to be able to see the space and imagine their own belongings in the home. Get rid of over sized toys, posters and stickers in kids’ bedrooms. Again anything you don’t use on a daily basis put it into storage.

Repairs

Carry out all those repairs you have noticed but haven’t gotten around to fixing. Doors, windows or gates that don’t close properly, dripping taps, water leaks, any electrical problems, loose tiles, loose floor boards, damp etc….

 

Any obvious unresolved problems will have buyers wondering what else in the property hasn’t been maintained to a good standard. If you have decks with timber decking clean and oil the timber for a fresh look. Buyers will always favour a property that requires less work.

De-Clutter

Once you have decided to sell arrange storage facilities. A great starting point is to get rid of all clutter in the home. Clutter makes a home or rooms look smaller and unorganized. Your home may be in good condition and well built, simple clutter will create a perception of confusion, and disorder.

 

The buyers purchase decision is an emotional response, based on a level of trust in your home. When buyers see clutter, they assume that the home has been neglected, with more work than meets the eye. This perception undermines your home’s market value.

Street Appeal

Never underestimate the importance of street appeal. You will only get one opportunity to make a positive first impression with buyers. Focus on and if need be revamp the front of your property.

 

Start with the tidying up the front gardens and the entrance area. Maybe some potted colour in symmetrical pots, maybe improvements to the entry path, a new letter box if the old one is tired. Ensure the entrance way is spotless, fresh and inviting.

Cleaning

Buyers aren’t actively looking to buy a dirty house – It is essential that the house be spotless. Getting professional cleaners in to really make the place sparkle with a thorough external house clean will be money well spent. Have the carpets, sofa covers, oven and windows cleaned while you’re at it.

 

Pay special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms, which need to be inviting and hygienic.

“I love working with customers. Sales has really influenced everything I do. It has instilled in me the important traits of operating with a sense of urgency and listening to people”

– Jeffrey R. Immelt