So, you’ve decided to sell your home. Where should you start? By thinking like a potential buyer! You’re selling a lifestyle, not just a home. Let’s maximise your sale price together.
Make a list:
Walk through the house, really looking at each room. Consider taking someone impartial with you, as you are looking for any issues, big or small. Anything not identified now could be seen by the buyer, or their agent, and used as a bargaining tool against you when negotiating the price.
If something minor needs fixing, then fix it. You might think a dripping tap or squeaky door isn’t a big issue, however in a buyer’s eyes, these small issues represent a much bigger picture. The buyer thinks, “If they haven’t fixed this little thing, then what big things are they also hiding?”
When considering major repairs, it’s important to weigh up the repair cost versus the potential value the repair work could add to the sale price of your home. It’s best to be transparent about any such issues that you are aware of, as these will more than likely be picked up by potential buyers during a home inspection.
Every surface of every room in your home must look it’s absolute best, so clean, clean, clean! Clean the windows to maximise natural light, get your carpets and rugs cleaned, and make sure any woodwork and bathrooms are squeaky clean and sparkling.
You want your house to look amazing, so you need to declutter. Take out furniture that makes a room look small, organise and remove excess collectible items, and get rid of any items that you know you won’t need when you move. Make sure storage areas are organised and look spacious. Use lighting to your advantage by opening all curtains and turning on lamps and lights.
Selling your home in Gold Coast is a huge life event; let me remove the stress and walk you through it. Together, we will make your dreams a reality! Contact me for an obligation free appraisal.