The preparation you put into getting your property ready for sale can be the difference between getting a standard price and a great price. The best part is, it's not hard, time consuming or expensive.
Sandhurst Real Estate can assist you with our "Presenting Your Home For Sale" program which should ensure that you receive the best possible sale of your property.
We can also offer a "tidy up - spruce up" program so that your property is perfectly presented once it is listed for sale.
When is the best time to sell your valuable property ?
There is no simple answer to this question. Buyers for your property will be found all year round but the issue is more about what other property is available for sale that will complete in the marketplace with yours. If there is little for your property to compete with, it's likely that we will be able to acheive a higher price for you.
If on the other hand there are lots of similar properties available for sale, our job of getting you a top price will be harder.
Real Estate folklore is that Spring is the best time to sell. It's a time of optimism and with the weather improving, more potential buyers will be out and about. But, if it's a time when there are more properties competing with yours, it may not be the best time to achieve the top price.
Winter usually presents fewer buyers, but the buyers are usually more focussed on purchasing and traditionally there will be fewer homes on the market to choose from.
Prior to placing your home on the market, make sure that a member of our team views your property and provides you with our marketing recommendations. We can often help you to maximise the final sale price with our advice on timing and presentation.
A tidy home says "Welcome". Your home should be kept neat and tidy during the period of inspections. It should not necessarily be a "show place" but appear a comfortable home in which to live.
De-cluttering is imperative. You might be happy to live with crowded rooms but the impact when a potential purchaser views your home is critical. While you're tidying up, think about each room and what furniture really needs to be in it. Rooms look smaller when they are crowded. Clear out anything that's not needed to create a feeling of spaciousness.
Fresh flowers or indoor plants always brighten up a home.
Make sure that all minor repairs are completed. Sticking doors and windows, loose door knobs, faulty plumbing, or peeling paint may affect your sale. Let plenty of light into your home. Nothing improves atmosphere more than brightness. And on a dull day switch on some lights prior to arrival of prospective purchasers.
A warm comfortable heated home on cold days adds a feeling of cosiness; on a hot day don't forget to turn on any air conditioning or fans (or simply let the breeze flow through).
Speak to Sandhurst Residential about our special "Presenting Your Home for Sale" package. Call us on 03 8787 9000
Method of Sale
Most of our sales are transacted by Private Treaty. We undertake some Auctions, where we have a unique home of there is some other imperative to finalise a sale.
Whether your property is being sold by Auction, Private Treaty, Tender or Sale by Negotiation, the sales team at Sandhurst Real Estate can assist you. We can set out the advantages of each method and the advantages to you in using the various methods.
Allow us to inspect your property and we can then discuss the advantage of the most suitable method of sale for your property. Please call us on 03 8787 9000 to discuss.