As the temperature rises, so does the number of properties in the real estate market. So if you are looking to sell, we have gathered a few tips that might help you make your property stand out in the competitive market this season.
Obviously, if your property is quite old and has a really dated kitchen or bathroom that is putting buyers off, the general recommendation is to renovate. However, if you can’t afford to go through an extreme make over, going for a fresh coat of paint, new light fixtures, or painting over existing cabinets might do the trick. Also remember not to neglect the outside. Get rid of broken fences, overgrown trees and bushes, and maybe hire a painter – first impressions matter.
Now, if your property’3s bones are already looking good, then you can focus on styling it right; make sure it’s been cleaned and de-cluttered, put away personal items like photographs and knick-knacks. While you are at it, get rid of any oversized or undersized furniture, and hire staging furniture instead – make it look functional and try to sell a lifestyle, adding a reading nook or small desk and chair will add style and functionality to awkward or unused spaces, and will help you sell.
Remember to accessorise the space with cushions, rugs, floor lamps and mirrors – maximise natural light wherever possible, and make your property look more spacious.
Lastly, it is crucial you get a good agent who can help you with marketing. Get good photos of the property and work on a good ad. If you can afford it, maybe even go for a property video, and add a few details about the general location – a suburb park, nice cafes and restaurants, or the proximity to good schools, or shopping and cultural centres will definitely attract buyers.