Putting your home up for sale? These tips will help you attract the right buyers
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Selling one’s property is often more time-consuming and draining than many homeowners expect. Your main priority as a seller will be to make that home sale as quickly as possible, and not lose any money in the process. Achieving your asking price can be a challenge in a tough market – and this is evident by the number of listings that stay up a long time before anyone considers them. So, how do you display the distinction of your home in a way that sets it apart from the rest? Here at Fine & Country South Africa, our specialist knowledge of the upscale market internationally means we know precisely what it takes to make your property stand out.
Tip 1: Partner with the right real estate agency
Working with a real estate agency that only caters to average suburban properties is not likely to seal the deal on your home sale quickly. If you would like to sell your striking, unforgettable property, then you need an agency with an eye for the extraordinary. At Fine & Country South Africa, our team of experienced professionals and sophisticated marketing technologies will ensure that your home for sale attracts discerning buyers. We will help you accentuate the best your property has to offer and handle all the legal jargon involved too. We also offer free, no-obligation property valuations to help you price your house correctly.
Our multi-award-winning agency has in-depth knowledge of the local market, which means we can deliver the best results and returns when it comes to your home sale.
Tip 2: Make those first impressions count
Capturing the imaginations of the potential buyers who view your property is key here. This means you need to arrange the space in a way that promotes their ability to see themselves living there. Declutter and have the space thoroughly cleaned to ensure the architecture speaks for itself, and that the décor emphasises the best features of the property. Ensure that the living spaces are neat and that the outdoor areas and garden are well-kept. A freshly manicured lawn and a few colourful blooms go a long way in attracting buyers.
It is also vital to never underestimate the importance of great lighting. Trimming outside bushes that block light, opening the windows, and even finding brighter light bulbs will leave the space looking bright and cheery, which increases your chances of making the sale.
Remember that it might not be worth it to do a large renovation before making a home sale, as there is no guarantee you will get your money’s worth for the revamp. Rather, stick to small, affordable upgrades such as fresh paint on walls and replacing light fixtures and cabinet handles. Kitchens and bathrooms are a major selling point for prospective buyers, so accentuate these rooms by adding house plants, small items of décor, and subtle, pleasant scents such as aroma diffusers.
Tip 3: Depersonalise the property
Stepping into a house that feels as though it belongs to someone else may keep buyers at bay. It is essential to create space for the buyer to see themselves in the home, so removing personal items such as photos, keepsakes, and memorabilia is wise. Pets may also be off-putting to buyers, as the smell of pet food or the sight of fur in the house may leave property viewers with the idea that the residence is not hygienic. If possible, section the pets off in an area of the yard or house and ensure that no strong odours or animal hair linger anywhere.
Need more tips on selling your house? Why not partner with a phenomenal real estate agency guaranteed to offer you exceptional services? For more information on how we can help you with your home sale, be sure to get in touch with us today.