Selling Tips

By following these simple suggestions you will help us sell your home faster and for the best possible price.

CLEAN UP - FIX UP

First Impressions are lasting. Keep your lawn trimmed and edged, the flower beds cultivated. Be sure that the windows are sparkling. Remove leaves from the paths and verandahs.

Watch their step. Remove any objects such as children's toys on the front steps which might cause accidents. Keep the front entrance and stairways clear. Aim for an uncluttered appearance.

Sparkling interior. Clean the walls, floors and scuff marks around light switches. Have the counter tops clear and don't leave dishes in the sink.

Fix them now. Repair defects that can annoy buyers such as dripping taps, sticking doors, loose tiles, etc.

Bedrooms and bathrooms. Neat, orderly rooms look larger. Tidy up the bedroom for a spacious appearance. A clean bathroom is essential.

Three is a crowd. Avoid having too many people present during inspections. The prospect will feel like an intruder and hurry through the house.

SHOWING YOUR HOME

Stay in the shadows. Please do not accompany the prospect and agent. Your agent will know the buyer's requirements and are more qualified to emphasise the features of your home to that buyer. The sales representative will call if you are needed.

Love me, love my dog. This doesn't apply in house selling. Keep pets out of the way, preferably out of the house.

Music is mellow. But not when showing a house. Shut off the TV and radio - they distract. Let the sales representative and the buyer talk, free of such disturbances.

Be it ever so humble. Never apologise for the appearance of your home. After all, it has been lived in. Let your real estate agent answer any objections that are raised. It's their job.