Five Tips To Add Thousands To The Sale Of Your House
While all home owners are trying for the best price when selling their properties, it can sometimes become a costly exercise that blows the budget and isn’t worth it.
Property inspection expert Steve Miller said when your home is on the market you need to make the most of every opportunity to show off all its positive aspects – and it’s possible to do this on a budget.
“Home owners need to make the most of an open home and make the open home memorable for the prospective buyers,” said Mr Miller.
“The goal should be to make your home so appealing a buyer just can’t walk away without making an offer to buy.”
“This can be easier than you think it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money but will require some time and effort which will be handsomely rewarded in the end,” he said.
Mr Miller said home owners should do the following to maximise the sale price of their property:
- Get a building Inspection done: A building inspector will be able to point out to you issues with the house that could cause a buyer to pull out of a contract. So find out what those issues could be and fix them if easy to do or disclose them in the contract.
- Minimise Clutter: Get rid of clutter, clutter creates obstacles. If you can’t throw it out storeit at a relative or friend’s house. Alternately, hire a storage shed until the house sells. De cluttering will make your home look and feel bigger than what it is.
- Clean, Clean, Clean: Be methodical about cleaning, clean one room at a time: clean walls, doors, windows then the floor. Clean inside cupboards, remove cobwebs from ceilings, clean the tracks of the windows. Clean up high you would be surprised at what a six foot four inch man can see. Consider getting carpets and tiles professionally cleaned.
- Spruce up the garden: Weed the garden, trim the hedges, mow the grass. Mulch the garden and top up the pebbles at the side yard. Use a high water pressure cleaner to clean the moss off pavers and concrete areas. Place potted plants to break up large sections of concrete around patio areas.
- Create an inviting atmosphere: Ensure all your lights are working and the windows are spotless. On inspection day even if it is sunny outside turn on all the lights, creating a display home like atmosphere. Turn on the air conditioning and open windows if your home has not been aired out recently. Prior to an inspection light some scented candles to create a pleasant aroma in your home
Following these simple yet highly affective tips could result in home sellers getting a contract on their home quicker and receiving a higher offer at minimal expense. View Steve Miller’s Building Inspection video tutorials.
About Steve Miller
With 25 years experience in the building industry and having constructed over 250 homes, Steve Miller is Perth’s leading building inspection expert. More…
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