3 smart selling tips from the leading Bryanston property specialists
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Looking to enter the property market in Bryanston? Whether you own a double storey, top floor loft apartment, a townhouse, or a prime piece of property on a golfing estate – the most important aspect of any property investment lies in its resale value. Fortunately, having fared well last year in 2015 and this year, 2016, Bryanston is regarded as a reliable barometer of the Johannesburg property market and has shown that it can hold its value during times of economic downturn. However, although stable, it is quite common to find apartments, flats and large grand homes sitting on the market for months without so much as a bite close enough to its market value. If you’re looking to enter the Bryanston property market, then here are some tricks of the trade to help you get top dollar when selling your home in Bryanston.
#1 Partner with the right property specialists
Buyers often wonder whether property specialists are necessary when selling and buying property, but what they don’t realise is that partnering with the right specialists can help make your property more marketable. Yes, working with a real estate agent is the best way to ensure that your property sells quickly, for the right price. Property specialists are experienced negotiators that will not only fight to get you the price you deserve on both your current home and the property you intend to purchase, but coupled with their in-depth knowledge of the regions and the property market within Bryanston and South Africa, they draw on a sophisticated blend of marketing technologies and streamlined processes to deliver the best results and returns possible for both the buyers and the sellers.
#2 Get the pricing right
Not only are today’s buyers educated when it comes to real estate, but they also know that they are in the driver’s seat. What this means is that if you want to be competitive and entice interest, do a property comparison with at least three other similar properties that have sold within the last three months. Once you’ve established your property value, shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. Why should you do this? Well, even in the worst of markets, this is one of the greatest strategies to selling a property. Placing you in the driver’s seat – buyers will be lining up with multiple bids, which means that you can bid up the price to its proper value.
#3 Update the kitchen
Did you know that the kitchen is the most valuable room in the home? Yes, if the kitchen isn’t right, you can bet that the property isn’t going to be right. The benefits of upgrading the kitchen are infinite and the best part is that whatever you invest into remodelling your kitchen, you’ll get at least 85% of your money back. An excellent strategy is to declutter the surfaces and just leave a bowl of fruit out. In addition, invest in one top appliance to showcase and take away all your other appliances. Why? Well, when potential buyers see one high-end appliance, they immediately assume that all the rest are expensive too, giving off a positive impression.
South Africa’s award-winning leader in luxury property
Whether you’re selling a big luxury family home, a business property or a small apartment – when it comes to selling or buying in Bryanston – both local and international investors turn to our property specialists at Fine & Country South Africa. A multi-award winning international brand that you can trust – Fine and Country South Africa is this country’s leading top-tier property specialists of both commercial and residential property. Selling more homes in the upper quartile of the South African market than any other property specialists – we are leading the way and have been recognised by the industry for an astounding fifth year in a row, by winning Best International Real Estate Agency at the International Residential Property Awards. Whether you’re buying, selling or letting – we will deliver the best results and returns possible.