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How to get the best price for your home

Updated: May 31, 2018

There are many ways you can enhance your property to ensure you get top dollar for it, and here are our top tips below!

We all want to get the best price possible when it comes time to sell our home, and here's a tip - you don't always have to spend a lot of money to get it looking fresh and attractive.

The most important thing to remember is that you are selling a 'feeling', so if you can reach people on an emotional level, the job is half done. These are the top four things you can do to get a great result.

1. Declutter

You are selling people a home for them to live in, so it's best to remove all traces of your life where possible. This includes photos, collectibles, personal effects, and anything that detracts from potential buyers being able to see themselves living in the home. This will also help you get a head start on your packing - bonus!

2. Street appeal

First impressions count, so if you want to impress at viewings, make sure your home has street appeal. This doesn't mean you need gardens worthy of a magazine spread (as actually most buyers prefer low maintenance planting) but it does require a fresh coat of paint on the fence and letter box, mown lawns, and replacing plants that have seen better days. Your aim is to make it tidy, with an invitation to see more of the property.

3. Don't forget the small details

It really can be the little things that count, so go through the house - with an impartial and honest third party if possible - and make a list of any maintenance required. From chipped paint to dripping taps and anything else that is looking like it needs a bit of TLC. As while it may seem like nothing to you, all these small things can add up for a person who is looking to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new home!

4. No need to renovate - just refresh

Most buyers today are looking for a modern home, so if your kitchen is looking a little outdated, a fresh coat of white paint on the doors and new handles are a super easy way to make an impact. In the bathroom, matching towels and bath mats in a whites and greys can subtly detract from older fittings and fixtures, and in the lounge, bright cushions are a good way to capture the eye of potential buyers.

While the above doesn't specifically 'add value' to a property, it helps buyers to see the good in a home, and feel that it has been well-looked after - therefore providing the perception of value.


This blog is intended as a guide only.

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