STEP 1 – FIX
Before you list your home, you will want to make sure it’s ready to sell. Renovate and repair anything that’s broken. If you don’t, most buyers will expect a reduced price so they can make the necessary repairs themselves. If you’re unsure about how much renovating should you do, it might be a good idea to talk to your agent or hire an appraiser to go through your home and help you determine what’s ‘worth’ fixing.
STEP 2 – CLEAN
Now that all the messy work is done & dusted, it’s time to treat your house to the 3D’s.
Declutter, Depersonalise and Deep clean.
Removing the clutter is a vital part of the process. Not only will this help make your home feel more spacious, but it will also allow buyers to envision themselves living in the home.
Open homes can make people feel like they’re intruding on someone’s life. To avoid this, store away any personal items. Read “8 Tips to Depersonalise Your Home”.
Once you’ve done the two D’s mentioned above, it’s time to get your hands dirty and deep clean EVERYTHING (yes, that includes the oven too).
STEP 3 – STAGE
Professional home-staging is the cherry on top, making your home marketable. Having your property styled is no different than putting on your best clothes for an important job interview. You do it to create lasting impressions and to show that you are serious about selling.
Once you’ve gotten the home ready for the open house, then it is time to lift the curtain and let the show begin. If you want to maximise your chances of a successful sale, there are a few more things you can do last minute (up to 24hrs) before the open day.
So without any further ado, these are our 5 Tips to Achieve a Successful Sale.