8 October 2019

The 5 best kept secrets to selling your home… fast!

Some secrets are too juicy to keep... that's why we're sharing!

If you’re looking to sell your property and hit the market running, listen up, as we share our best kept secrets to help you sell your home fast.

Five: Consider staging

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again (and again and again!): home staging sets the scene when you’re selling a property. Staging allows potential buyers to walk into your property and instantly see themselves living there.

Home staging is a simple and cost-effective way of attracting the right buyers and creating a better return on investment, as well as helping your property appeal to the masses. Don’t know where to start? Ask your real estate salesperson - they can direct you on how to set the scene in your home.

Four: Always be ready to show

The first impression is the only impression. Your house needs to be “show-ready” at all times while it’s on the market. Why? Because your real estate salesperson needs to be able to show potential buyers through your property at short notice. It’s a little inconvenient, but it could mean the difference between your house being sold or staying on the market.

So, each time you leave the house, ask yourself “am I open-home ready?” Tidy away those dishes, fluff up the pillows, hide the laundry… you’re on show.

Three: Appeal to the five senses

No matter what your goal is with selling your home, creating a sense of place makes your home appealing to potential buyers. When preparing to sell, make sure you’re engaging the five senses. When potential buyers come to view your property, it’s not just about how it looks, but what they can taste, touch, feel and hear.

Add scented candles, do some fresh baking before an open home (your agent will thank you!), add some luxurious handtowels in your bathroom, and create ambience with some light background music.

Ensure there's no dampness in the air, a smell of mould or a light making a noise when it's turned on. These are very simple, yet effective ways to create a positive sensory experience.

Two: The price is right

A buyer is not going to pay more for a property than they have too. And, if an informed buyer is looking at your property, they’re going to know where it sits in relation to current market trends.  

If you overprice your home, you will be doing a favour for other homes on the market in your area – but you won’t be helping yourself! Overpricing your home will help competing homes sell quicker and for a better purchase price, which can result in your overpriced home sitting on the market for longer.

On the other hand, if your home is underpriced, there is going to be money left on the table, and no one wants that.

It’s important to make an informed decision when setting the sale price for your home. Have in-depth conversations with your real estate person, get to know your market, and research recent sales for comparable homes in your area.

One: Be informed

When selling your home, a real estate salesperson can be a vital link in your sales process, forming a chain reaction in how you sell your home. Before committing to an individual – or team for that matter – to represent you, make sure you shop around to find someone who can perform in the market you’re looking to sell your home in. They are there to make sure your property is sold in the best way possible, and to get you a return on your investment within the timeframe you’re hoping for.

Zero: Why Lugtons?

Contact the team at Lugtons today, to hear all our secrets on how to get your property on the market. We have 65 specialist residential, residential section, and lifestyle salespeople, and a strong property management division. So speak to our team today and find the right fit for your property.










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