Need to achieve a quick sale? Preparation and presentation are key. We’ve put together a four week guide to get you through to the finish line.
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Prepare for your quick home sale in just 4 weeks
Week 1: Decide on your selling method
The first step involves a little bit of research. Here’s where you’ll decide whether to sell by private treaty or auction. They both have their benefits – auctions give buyers a sense of urgency and selling by private treaty means there’s no pressure to accept an offer that doesn’t meet your needs. But remember, selling by private treaty means potential buyers may not be motivated to act quickly as there’s no set deadline. Week 2: Find a great agent Your choice of real estate agent can make hundreds of thousands dollars difference to your sale. When you’re trying to sell your home quickly, it’s important to consider these questions when finding the right agent:
- Are they organised?
- Are they an active communicator?
- Do they have a strong sales record?
- What is their average listing time before sale?
- Are they responding to your questions quickly and confidently?
- Do they have a strong buyer network?
It’s a great idea to chat to at least three agents before selection. You can directly connect with the top three agents in your local area with LocalAgentFinder. Get started by answering a few simple questions about your property.
Week 3: Garden and maintenance
It’s time to get stuck into your garden and freshen up your property. It’s a good idea to mow the lawns, weed the garden and cut back any overgrown plants. A green garden can make a huge difference in your home sale, so if things are looking dry it’s time to switch your sprinkler system on. Once you’re finished outside, you can get stuck into any other repair work inside. Once you’ve spruced up your property, you can invest in a professional photographer. Your hard work pays off when potential buyers are impressed with beautiful snaps.
Week 4: Prepare for inspections
You’ll need to get organised for your inspections. A good agent will help you choose the best time of day to host them, and provide guidance on staging your home to make a good first impression. Here are a few tips for inspection day:
- Open up your house and let in the fresh air
- Give your house a clean from top to bottom
- Clear all bench tops, removing any items that aren’t in use
- Give every room a purpose – even odd shaped nooks
- Place fresh flowers on the kitchen bench and coffee table
What’s next? Your quick sale!
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