HOW MUCH IS MY HOME WORTH RIGHT NOW?
We’ll advise you how to get the best sale price when selling your home, backed by detailed market evidence.
At Affinity Property, we are experts at selling properties for outstanding prices. And now, we’ve decided to share our top tips with you.
Obtain a sale price assessment report on your property to find out what buyers in today’s market will pay to buy your property ‘as is’ without any changes or improvements. This gives you a starting point as you continue research into selling your home.
Understand unique features about your property that are different from other similar type/size properties in your suburb. How do you maximise the value of these features when selling your home?
Once you have completed Stage 1, you’ll understand property pricing in your local market and the specific improvements and maintenance required to attract the right buyers.. This helps you successfully complete the following steps.
Clean and tidy all surfaces, cupboards, storage and yard areas. If the property looks clean and smells fresh, prospective buyers are more likely to form a positive impression of your home. Having a clean and fresh property makes it that much easier when selling your home.
Before selling your home, you must first open it up to prospective buyers for inspections. Give buyers plenty of time to look through your property. Buyers find it hard to feel comfortable and picture themselves living in the property if the current owners or tenants are present. You want buyers to linger in your property and take in all of its features – not rush through the inspection.
Don’t let your property’s exterior turn a buyer off before the interior has a chance to turn them on. Check your property’s exterior carefully for any necessary maintenance required before selling your home.
Ensure the grass is neatly mowed, raked and edged. Before you even think about selling your home, you should make sure you have a presentable lawn.
Add Cypress Pine mulch around your shrubs and trees to instantly freshen and renew garden beds. The Cypress Pine smells lovely and it also is a great mulch that keeps termites at bay. Expand your garden beds if you have the room. Large garden beds add a sense of space and privacy and attractive contours can make your garden seem much larger and welcoming.
When selling your home it is important to devote at least one area of your garden to outdoor living. Buyers will respond favourably to a designated outdoor entertaining area.
The Front Entry to your property can provide a great first impression. Before selling your home, make sure these areas are at their most presentable. Cleaning & Maintenance is essential to ensure buyer’s have a positive experience when they walk through your home.
Study magazine ads and furniture showrooms to see how small details can enhance the appearance of a room. Simple additions, such as a vase of flowers, an open book on the coffee table, or a basket of logs by the fireplace, can make a room more attractive and appealing. Be careful not to create distracting clutter though.
The use of a brightly coloured pillow on a chair or a throw rug on a sofa can add dimension to an otherwise neutral room. Use accent pieces for colour.
Soften potentially offending views, but always let light into your rooms. Consider replacing heavy curtains with something lighter. Take advantage of natural light as much as possible – clean windows, open blinds and curtains etc. Add additional lighting where needed. Be sure that all light fittings are clean and have working bulbs. If your kitchen has fluorescent lighting fixtures, use ‘warm-white’ bulbs for a bright appearance.
Before selling your home, all of your sinks, cabinets, and benchtops should be clean and fresh.
Ensure all wardrobe lights are in working order. Add battery lights to wardrobes that lack built-in lighting, as illuminated wardrobes appear bigger and more attractive.