November 07, 2017
When you decide to put your house on sale, it can be painful experience seeing it remain unsold week in and week out. Putting your life on hold and living in limbo is never a great feeling.
Here are a few points to consider.
Engage a local real estate agent.
The agent’s commission is normally between 2-3% of the sale price. This should be considered in your financials but having an agent with good contacts, a range of marketing tools and experience in the local market may help your property be noticed by interested buyers.
Ask for a property report on your property and the suburb to ensure you price at market price.
Establish an achievable price point.
Price is key to clinching a deal. Too expensive and you will have less people through your home. Too cheap and you may scare potential buyers away as they may question the condition of your home.
Ensure you review your property report and compare like with like. If you are in 3 bedroom home make sure you are not looking at price point of a 4 bedroom home just because it is in your street.
Repair problems around your home
The idea of spending time fixing up the problems that you have lived with so someone else can enjoy the benefits is never met with enthusiasm.
But it is time to consider the overall goal and that is to sell the house.
However ensuring the basic home maintenance is complete around your home will encourage a buyer to consider a second viewing and potentially make an offer.
Present your home as a house
Home staging is a bit of a buzz word at the moment. Decluttering and presenting a neutral tidy home will allow the future owner to picture themselves in your home.
Making sure your home is tidy and removing unnecessary furniture and having only a few choice items on tables and consoles will make your home look more spacious and inviting.
Good luck with your sale.
Moving can be a stressful time and having an idea of the funds you need to make a move can assist with a quick sale.
Give John Kennedy a call at Mortgage Choice in Mudgeeraba today to obtain a pre-approval so you are able to see what you need to move to your new home.
Our office is located only 5 mins from Robina Town Centre in Mudgeeraba.