Getting ready to sell
Do your homework
It’s always good to see what else is out there. Go to open homes and compare your property with others in your area. We can help assist with this.
Throughout the appraisal we give evidence from past sales so that you can understand the current market and the specific target market for your property.
Understand the market
Different people have different needs, so it’s always a good idea to think about what buyers might be looking for before you start the selling process. We deal with buyers on a daily basis, so can give you the right advice on what buyers want.
Think about what buyers want
Repairs and renovations
For many people, selling their home gives them the perfect opportunity to make minor repairs and touch ups they may have been putting off for a long time.
Doors that don’t shut property, holes in walls, peeling wallpaper and leaking taps are just some of the things that can turn off buyers and are relatively easy to fix.
Major and costly renovations like bathroom upgrades can be a great way to make your home more appealing to buyers. But make sure you aren’t overcapitalising and that you'll be able to make your money back.
Decluttering and Clean
Before you start the selling process, it’s a good idea to think about the space in your house and how you can make the most of it.
You may have the greatest space in the world, but clutter and uncleanliness is only going to obscure it and make the rooms look smaller. Think of it as a head start on packing up your home.
Consider hiring a storage unit to house all those objects that don’t have a place in your home. Clean everything - from skirting boards to walls, taps and behind fridges. Consider getting your carpet professionally cleaned. Buyers will open your cupboards and closets too, so make sure you take time to look at these.
Think about first impressions
Freshly cut lawns, a well cared for garden or hedge, clean paintwork on the house exterior and water blasted concrete and fences make a huge difference.
At the appraisal stage we will talk you through who the potential buyers is likely to be – whether they are families, singles, first home buyers etc. Staging is a fantastic way to maximise your property and help target the potential buyers.
Staging the house for buyers