Shopping for houses

In some areas of Australia, the housing market is very competitive and you will usually be able to sell your home quickly. However, your home needs to look like it has been taken care of from the outside, as well as the inside, so that you can get the best price possible for it. Use these tips to prepare your house to help it sell quickly for the best price.

Clean Out Your Closets

If you are still living in your home when it is being shown, take out at least half of the stuff in your closet and organise it so it looks neat and tidy. Storage is the one thing every buyer wants in their home, so if you can make it seem as though there is plenty of room in your closets, that will be a strong selling point for your house.

Remove Your Personal Items

When potential buyers go through your house, they should be able to envision themselves living there. However, if your personal items are cluttering the space, it can make it more difficult for others to see themselves living amongst your personal stuff. De-personalising your home will help buyers see themselves in the space and see how they can make it their own.

Hide Pet Evidence

Even though you may think that seeing signs of Fluffy or Fido in your house would make it seem more homely, not everyone likes pets. In addition, seeing the full kitty litter box or dog hair on the sofa can make your home seem dirty, even though you may have just given it a thorough cleaning. Send your pets to grandma’s house for the day or check them into doggie daycare for a few hours when you are showing your house.

Pay Attention to the Kitchen

For most people, the kitchen is the most important room in their home. If you decide to make some improvements in order to sell your house, place the emphasis on the kitchen. You will be more likely to get back most of the money you put into updating the kitchen. Whether you give the walls a fresh coat of paint or replace all of the cabinets, you will sell your house faster if the kitchen is inviting to potential buyers.

Maintain the Landscaping

The outside of your house will be your potential buyers’ first impression, so it needs to look as if your entire property is well-maintained. Trim any bushes around your home, especially those next to windows to allow light into the house. Keep your grass trimmed and trim any dead branches from the trees. If potential buyers are attracted to the outside of your house, they will be more likely to stop and look at the inside too.

Even though the real estate market is very competitive, you still want your house to make the best impression possible on potential buyers. These five tips will go a long way in helping you get the best price possible from any buyer who wants to make your house their new home.