There are very few people that are happy with selling their property for less than it is worth unless they are in the awkward position of having to get out fast due to financial difficulties. By the same token, those that are looking to invest money in property are generally looking for those properties that are either undervalued or are at the lower end of the price scale unless they can move and put their feet up.
So this means that to get the maximum amount of money for your property, you are going to have to put in a little bit of effort.
#1 Generate curb appeal
Never underestimate the importance of curb appeal. Potential buyers will likely check out your area and the exterior of your building from the sidewalk before making an appointment to view it. Although you cannot do much about the area that you live in, you can do a lot to improve the front side of your property to show that your home is well looked after. A lick of paint, a few eye-catching plants, and a well-kept lawn and drive are vital to gaining interest and getting buyers booking viewings.
#2 Hire professional cleaners
Once you have the potential buyers in through the front door you don’t want them to be put off by additional clutter or homely odors – especially those of household pets or dirty carpets. Vacuum cleaners are all very good at moving the dust and debris, but they don’t clean the carpets.
Hiring the services of professional cleaners to come in and shampoo carpets, rugs, and soft furnishings is more likely to make your home smell fresh and clean, making it a welcoming place for potential buyers to explore.
#3 Remove reasons for buyers to offer less
In fact, there are likely to be potential buyers that will be actively hunting for reasons why they should not pay the full asking price. To either put these types of buyers off or, better still, provide them without a reason to make unsatisfactory offers, you need to make sure that there are no outstanding maintenance jobs around your home they can point a finger at. In short, if you can see it needs doing – get it done.
Be sure to walk around your grounds too, as stated above, and keep lawns maintained and paths clear. If you have luxury items such as tennis courts, make a feature of them. These areas also require maintenance. Cracks in surfaces should be managed by experts that are used to dealing with tennis court repair so that potential buyers will see the difference in workmanship rather than trying to carry out the work yourself which could devalue your property.
Your property should look as near to perfect as it can to reach its true price potential. Once you have your property ready for sale, bring in a real estate agent (preferably three and choose the best price for your property) so that they see it only after you are completely happy with the way it looks.