Selling? How to make your home stand out

Selling? How to make your home stand out

Wherever you are on the Northern Beaches’ 2101 postcode, whether it is North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside or Warriewood, if you are looking to sell your home in the next few months, you need to put in the effort to achieve the best possible price.

There’s no denying the market has changed. There are definitely still buyers out there but they have the upper hand at the moment because competition has settled down due to higher interest rates.

If you want to sell for a great price (and it’s still more than possible), here’s what you need to do:

The all-important first impression

You cannot underestimate the importance of first impressions when you are selling your home on the Northern Beaches.

A positive first impression can make all the difference in a successful sale. You want people to fall in love with your property immediately because it makes people feel more competitive and lowers the likelihood of lowball offers.

To make that perfect first impression, you need to start with your marketing. Style the home so it looks picture perfect and invest in quality photos and video. This will attract people’s attention while they are still sitting on their couch. From there, ensure the facade and entry are impressive and have your home looking its liveable best on open day.

The most important things to do to get your home ready to sell

There are still shortages of tradespeople and materials, so right now, buyers are looking for homes that are ready to move into. It’s less about fixing up homes to flip and more about being move-in ready.

With that in mind, here are the most important things to do to ensure your property gets top dollar:

Paint: There is no quicker or simpler way to freshen up any property than a lick of paint. Choose neutral colours so that potential buyers can imagine any changes they would like to make.

Tidying and decluttering: Potential buyers will baulk at a messy property. It may be no fun living in a show home, but if you want to sell quickly and for top dollar, you need to ensure your place is spick and span. This also means decluttering and getting rid of knick-knacks and bits and pieces.

Tidy the yard: Keeping in mind that first impressions are vital, you will want to make sure that your outdoor areas are neat and presentable. This includes tidying plants or planting new ones, ensuring that there is a clear path to the front door, and making sure that your house number can be clearly seen from the street. You might even want to hire a pressure washer to hose down the facade so that your home looks clean and fresh. If you can, find a way to present the back yard so the buyer can see how they will enjoy it, either with a play set or chairs and table.

None of this needs to break the bank and it has the potential to pay off in a significant way.

Work with your agent

Once the home is ready, it’s your agent’s job to bring people through the door. To achieve top dollar, you need as many people to show up as possible.

With this in mind, it makes so much sense to work with a local agent who has extensive connections, not only with interested buyers but with international contacts and buyers agents who have far-reaching networks of their own.

As local agents, we have an experienced eye on the market and will be able to give you a realistic understanding of what’s possible before doing absolutely everything we can to make it happen.

Ready to sell in postcode 2101? Reach out to us today.

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