Paul's Property Buying Blog

Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Paul and this is blog is going to let you in on some of the best tips which will make buying a property a piece of cake. I am not a professional estate agent but I do have a few years experience of buying and selling property across several Australian cities. I started developing and selling properties when I inherited a large house which used to belong to my grandmother. I didn't have a clue how the real estate market worked so I called in a friend who works in the industry. He taught me everything I need to know.

Selling Your Home: 3 Tips for a Quick Sale

Real Estate Blog

If you are planning to sell a property, you make be worried about getting the best price or a quick sale. Below are three things you can do to ensure you get the best deal when you sell your home.

Stage your home

Staging is the name given to the process of arranging your home so that it has an increased appeal to prospective buyers who come to view it. By setting up furniture, hanging pictures and laying out ornaments and accessories, you can create a look and vibe which entices a prospective buyer to imagine themselves living in the property and making it their home. As well as having an emotional impact, staging your home can also have a practical use, as it will allow potential buyers a better idea of what type of furniture they can fit into the space.

Have an open house event

An open house event provides potential buyers with the chance to walk through your home at their own leisure. Open house events will usually take place over the course of one day, with multiple prospective buyers visiting your home at the same time. Limiting the amount of time in which people can view the home, you increase the chance that someone will make an offer. Creating a competitive environment between prospective buyers, you can increase the chance of a sale. If prospective buyers see others viewing the property, they will realise that they are not the only ones who are interested in the property, which will help to create a sense of urgency.

Offer a discount or adjust the asking price

If you are having trouble selling your home, you may wish to speak to your estate agent about offering a discount or special offer to prospective buyers. For example, if a potential buyer offers a cash sale, this will speed up the selling process so you may wish to encourage this by providing a percentage saving for those who pay in cash. If your home has been on the market for some time and has not sold, it may be overpriced so you may need to assess the market before adjusting the asking price.

If you are considering selling your home and would like further information about the best way to proceed, you should contact an estate agent today. An estate agent will visit your home to assess the property before recommending a sale price as well as providing tips which may improve the chance of a successful sale.


16 May 2017