Top Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell (and getting top dollar!)[Infographic]

Remember that old saying ‘first impressions count’? Nothing could be truer than when you’re getting your home ready for sale. In this post, we’re uncovering the top tips for getting your home ready to sell and getting top dollar!

Is your home ready to sell?

Selling your home can be an overwhelming and emotional time. And, you’re always going to want top dollar. But where do you start when it comes to making your home presentable so you can get the best possible price? Well, before we launch into our top tips, let’s take you on a journey…

Imagine you’re looking to buy a new home

You’ve spent hours on or and you’ve lined up with 20 other people weekend after weekend going from open home to open home. Now, as Saturday morning rolls around again, here you are heading to yet another of those open homes. You turn the corner into what could become your new neighbourhood – even, your new street. At first, you notice the open home sign out the front but then you catch a glimpse of what could be your future home.

Does it take your breath away? Does the little voice inside your head say ‘yes, this could be the one’? 

Fast forward a few minutes and you’re standing on the threshold of the door, giving your details to the real estate agent (again!). Exchanging friendly hellos and being handed a brochure on the property that could become yours. You take your first steps inside.

First impressions matter when selling your home

It’s now that your senses begin to create that first impression we talked about earlier. Sight and smell come first.

Is the entrance light and bright? Does it feel spacious, open and inviting with plenty of natural lighting? Is the home clean and does it smell fresh? Perhaps, it smells beautifully scented like a Peter Alexander store or maybe freshly baked cookies give it a homely smell. You take it all in as you move from room to room with other potential buyers. 

Now, imagine if that experience was completely different. You rock up to an open home and the front lawn and garden are untidy. The house is dark, and smells musky and damp. The kitchen is cluttered, and you and other potential buyers are struggling to move around the house and each other. You notice paint chips and holes in the plaster.

Cobwebs in every corner and as you open up a wardrobe or linen cupboard to check for storage, it’s packed to the brim and about to bust out. We’re not even going to talk about the backyard with broken swingsets, dead lawn and dog poop everywhere. 

Two very different experiences. Ok, the latter might be a slight over-exaggeration but you get the point. The question is, which house sounds more appealing? Which one would you be more willing to put your best offer on in an attempt to outdo other buyers? We think we know the answer. 

How to get your home ready to sell [Infographic]

The point we’re trying to make here is that it’s important to get your home ready for sale before listing it on the market. Make sure you’re presenting a home that gets prospective purchasers excited to put their best foot forward with a strong offer. Not sure how? We’ve got you covered. Improve your chances of getting a top sale price for your home by following our guide below.

Congratulations! Your home is ready to sell.

Preparing your home for sale can be a daunting task. But if you want to get top dollar, it’s worth the effort. Once your home is looking refreshed, it’s time for professional photos and a good marketing campaign. You’ll soon find out how all the hard work you’ve put in draws prospective buyers to your first open home. Then, it’s time to show off your home and wait for the offer you know it’s worth. 

Are you thinking of selling your home? Before you list your home on the market don’t forget to engage a local, experienced and affordable conveyancer to make the process easier. And, as it turns out, we fit that bill! We’re fully licensed conveyancers who handle all types of conveyancing matters including residential and commercial sales at affordable fixed fees. Get in touch with our team on (02) 4056 1070 or grab your free quote in just three easy steps

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as professional advice. We recommend consulting with qualified professionals for advice tailored to your individual circumstances.

Oliver and Co Conveyancing Cessnock founder Tayla Ross (nee Oliver)

Hi there! I'm Tayla Oliver

I founded Oliver Howells & Co. to educate and support you through your legal, or property buying and selling journey, with affordable, full-service legal and conveyancing support. You can count on our experienced and friendly team to look after your best interests at every step of the way.

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