If you plan to sell, these tips could help.

It’s essential to get the asking price right.

The best way to get to know your local market is to look at properties in your immediate area, and research those that have recently sold (in the last few months). You can see sold listings on www.domain.com.au or realestate.com.au

Remember to compare like for like – and be realistic about whether your property is up to the same level as the others you see. Alway ask yourself, will I buy this property for this price? Sometimes asking for less can yield a better result. Of course, in property sales nothing is black and white,  it is hard to say that pricing alone made the difference.

Styled your property to make it feel bigger and brighter. It potentially had the biggest impact. Pay very close attention to the photos to make sure the property is presented in its very best light. It’s the marketing that brings in the buyers so the photos have to be perfect.

You can moved your furniture around to reconfigure the flow of the apartment, added a couple of hanging pictures and cushions and moved some chunky furniture out to highlight the space. These are low-cost changes that have a direct knock-on effect to the sale price. Gives your property a really nice little facelift. Great presentation in your marketing leads to more buyers at your opens, leading to greater competition and a premium sale price.

 

Other Useful tips

  •  Get your paperwork in order early, and choose a solicitor as soon as possible.
  • Professional photographs. Even if your agent is handy with a camera, it is worth the expense of using a professional photographer. Getting the lighting right and shooting rooms from their best angles makes a world of difference.
  • Sell your best points. Don’t try to squeeze everything about your property into the wording of online and print advertistment.
  • Provided an information pack available at open houses with further details about the property and its surrounding area for interested lookers to take away.
  •  Be flexible with openings. Although it can be painful, being prepared to show potential buyers through your home at inconvenient times will help to widen your net of people looking.