This old saying certainly applies to the sale of your property: Failing to plan means you’re planning to fail. Our experience shows the best outcomes are achieved through a considered approach that creates maximum buyer interest.
Whether selling by auction or private treaty, lively and strong competition from all interested parties will guarantee you the highest possible price.
At the start, we can give you advice on the best property presentation. We can suggest reliable and efficient trades people if necessary.
We then put together a powerful and cost efficient marketing campaign. We alert our network of registered buyers through the Ray White Highfields | Toowoomba Range Sneak Preview Club and take every opportunity to individually introduce all appropriate buyers to your property.
Real estate is a people business. It’s about relationships. We look after our active buyers. We work with them one-on-one.
How do you prepare your property for sale?
Why can two properties that appear the same on paper sell for vastly different prices? It’s the power of presentation. Take the time, make a plan, do the work and reap the rewards.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. There are so many little ways in which you can maximise the instant appeal of your home. The effort and expenditure you put into preparing it for sale can be an extremely profitable use of time and money.
Emotional decisions are based on sight, sound and smell. Your house must look attractive, the sounds should be unobtrusive and odours should be inoffensive. Below are a few easy makeover tactics to help you sell at a premium price.
1. Gardens are important
The first rule for creating a good first impression is having a great looking front garden. This is where potential buyers first see your property and it is important for it to look well maintained and immaculate.
Kitchens and bathrooms are the main areas buyers are interested in, so have yours looking spotless. White goods and electrical equipment being sold with the house should also be washed until gleaming and presented in good working order.
3. General Presentation
Presenting a tidy, yet lived in home with plenty of light and space, will do wonders for it’s attraction. Presentation is of up most importance and could be the difference between a sale or a stale property.
3. Cut the clutter
Show off the rooms to their best advantage. Remember, you are selling your home not showing off your furniture, so take away any pieces that clutter the rooms. Pack away as much clutter as you can and store in the garage if necessary.
4. Little things that make a difference
The key to an inviting home is to create a feeling of welcome that greets your visitors the instant they step through the door. Place vases of fresh flowers strategically around the home. Check all lights are working and ensure living areas are presented in a warm yet bright light. Open the curtains to create a feeling of light and airiness.
5. Entertainment areas and pools
Outdoor entertainment areas should be swept and clean, furniture should be displayed to present an attractive and warmly inviting entertaining area. A swimming pool is a superb attraction to buyers looking for a home with entertainment and recreational facilities. Ensure your pool is vacuumed, the water crystal clean and clear of leaves and other debris. Clean the edging tiles and store away pool equipment including the creepy crawly, hoses and covers.
At Ray White Highfields | Toowoomba Range, we believe selling your home is very much a partnership process and we take a welcoming approach to your needs during this time. Download your copy of Preparing for an Open Home .
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