THINKING OF SELLING
If you are like most sellers, the thought of selling your property can be daunting.
We will give you some practical ideas to make the tasks of selecting an agent, working with your agent, and showcasing your property in its finest light, as easy and stress-free as possible.
When it comes to getting the highest price for your property, these are the two things that, more than any others, will optimise your chances of success.
Choosing the right agent is crucial if you want to get the highest price for your property with the least amount of stress.
INSIST ON A GUARANTEE
The best advice to any person thinking of selling a property is to insist on an iron-clad service guarantee – one that gives you the opportunity to terminate the agent’s services WITHOUT PENALTY if you are not receiving the service your agent promised you at the listing presentation.
All agents ask you to sign an agreement before you sell your property. But remember that you are being asked to sign their agreement. Many sellers bitterly regret signing that agreement with the agent.
The best agents will gladly GUARANTEE their services. Avoid an agent who does not offer a service guarantee.
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. Fresh flowers or indoor plants always brighten up a home.
While you’re cleaning, 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.
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).