In the northern suburbs of Adelaide, spring is the optimum time to sell, with everything looking brighter and blooming. Traditionally, property listings rise in spring. This is because the largest number of buyers are house hunting through these months. Currently the market is improving with home values increasing and staying on the market for a shorter time. To make the most of this trend, here are a number of ways to help with the successful sale of your home in the springtime market.
Find an agent with a sound marketing strategy
One of the major issues sellers face is appropriate and effective marketing of their property. This is critical to any sale, so be sure to market your home using both print and online marketing channels, along with professional photographs, property brochures and a photo signboard. In a crowded market, you will need to set your home apart from the competition to attract potential buyers.
Think like a prospective buyer
Present your home in the best possible way to potential buyers; think about the way you would like to view your property. Open inspections should be held at the time of day where your property looks and feels its best, to showcase it in its best light. This will add emotional value to your property and encourage potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the property.
Revitalise your outdoor areas
Curb appeal is critical. Your gardens add to the overall aesthetic of your property, so be sure to pay them as much attention as your interior. Having lush green lawns is great, but if your garden is looking a little lacklustre after winter, buying new lawn prior to putting your property on the market is an easy way to restore vitality. Indeed a past client of mine used fresh flowers in their garden to brighten up the overall appearance of their home.
Spring clean your insides
In terms of the interior, present your property as if you were having guests over. In my experience, the best way to achieve this is by having professional cleaners help invigorate your home. Having windows and carpets professionally cleaned will give your property a fresh, neutral smell, so when the property is open for inspection the agent can open the doors and let fresh air and light into the property. This worked a treat for vendors in Globe Derby Park, Adelaide, a suburb well known for its dusty climate.
Get help with the finer details
If you have the option to use an interior stylist, I would highly recommend this. A good real estate agent should have someone they can introduce you to. A stylist can decorate the house with the best colours for the property in the springtime such as green, red and lavenders. Go the extra mile by incorporating these colours around your home. Think pillows in the bed and lounge rooms, towels in the bathroom, and flowers in the kitchen and entertaining areas.
Use a Real Estate Agent
Given it’s the selling season, there will likely be fierce competition from multitudes of both buyers and sellers springing into action. Using the right real estate agent to help you with the process of selling your home can really make a difference, particularly with quality marketing as you need stand out from the crowd. The right agent with experience will advise you on everything your home requires to be successfully sold in the spring.