Selling Property In New Lambton
5 Tips To Sell Your House For The Best Price
1. Presentation and Styling
Declutter your home and remove items of furniture and personal items you don’t need during the sale. Less furniture and clutter in your home will help buyers see an open, useable space, and make the room feel bigger!
Presenting a home perfectly helps buyers create an emotional attachment to your home, meaning buyers will often pay more to secure your home! Hiring a professional stylist to create an incredible first impression is smart and much cheaper than you think! Stylists create a full furnishing and decorating plan that can give your home that special boost, and up to 5% more in your pocket!
To get in touch with a professional stylist that we recommend, please give me a call.
2. Perfect Timing
Sharp increases or drops in the market are very difficult to predict, even for full time ‘property watchers’. Whilst New Lambton has had an average annual price growth of 6.5% per annum, over the last 10 years*, there are better times to sell your home than others. Some tips to think about are:
1. How much competition do I have as a seller?
Real estate is always about supply and demand. Try to list your home when there are few homes on the market that would be considered similar to your home. Record prices are often achieved in Winter as there are less homes on the market!
2. When does my home present at it’s best?
If your home suffers in wet weather, or looks too dry and uninviting in the summer, it is important to play to your home’s strengths. Spring is often a great time due to flowers blooming and nicer weather.
3. When are most buyers looking to buy?
You always want to try to sell when the highest number of buyers are looking for a home like your’s. According to major real estate portals, the highest traffic months for buyers looking online are in October and February.
*Information according to RP Data
3. Don’t forget the front yard!
When buyers get told that your home is coming to the market, they will often do a late afternoon drive by to check out your street appeal. Some very inexpensive landscaping and freshening up to the front garden will help your photos look amazing, and buyers feel excited from the front steps. For those late afternoon drive by buyers, garden and facade lighting are an amazing addition to help your home look it’s best!
4. Be prepared to sell swiftly!
You should expect an offer after your first open home!
Receiving offers quickly can be exciting but can also make you nervous as a seller. Having to make a decision on an offer after only a day on the market can be overwhelming if you are not prepared. It is important to understand that often the first buyer to make an offer is often the best buyer for your home, as they are engaged with your home quickly. This is not to say that you must accept the first offer that you receive, however you should rely on your agent to provide you exceptional detail on the level of interest from each buyer who views your home, and if this truly is an offer worth accepting.
Following the Harcourts Selling Strategy will bring forward the best buyers for your home quickly.
5. Use an agent with a great track record
Selecting the right agent to represent your property is critical. Putting the best buyer in front of the wrong agent will cost you thousands of dollars!
Premium agents often charge marginally higher rates of commission than other agents, however we negotiate you the best price for your house, saving you thousands.
Selecting an agent that has sold many homes in the area, achieving phenomenal prices, will guarantee you get a great result and also gives you the opportunity to tap into qualified buyers we already have on our database! Use a passionate, ambitious and technology driven agent that wont leave any stone unturned when selling your home!
New Lambton Property Appraisal
Are you looking for a real estate agent that knows the New Lambton area? Luke Wilson (Harcourts) lives and breathes New Lambton. If you are looking for a property appraisal on your New Lambton home, Luke’s extensive experience of New Lambton and surrounds will help you achieve a sound understanding of what your property can fetch. A property appraisal is free and there is absolutely no obligation to sell right now.