So by this point you’re considering selling one of the largest assets you will ever or have ever owned? Sound stressful yet! I could tell you the whole process will be completely stress free, but at Bridgebury Real Estate we understand that it’s not always that simple. And you will need someone to depend on, someone that takes control with your best interests being the most important part of how they operate.
Don’t worry, we’ll even save you the guess work, THAT SOMEONE IS US!
Below are 4 tips that can help make the most out of your home and make it market ready:
1. Listen to us
When going to the hospital, you’d listen to your doctor. So when you’re about to market your home, ask our opinion, we can put you in the right direction. You may be under the impression that you need to do work to your home, however sometimes it may not make a difference.
On the other hand, by doing small things, it can make a huge difference. Our advice will always be to de-clutter as best as possible. This will help how photogenic your home will be and helps it stand out in marketing material.
2. Prepare for your Professional Photography & Open Houses
Remember the 5 P’s (Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance). You have to make the home stand out in today’s marketplace, and a good way to do that is to make use of the professional photographers. They will stage the home, offer advice to what would make a better photograph and make the most of lifestyle shots (a picture that can encompass what sort of lifestyle someone could have living there).
Baking cookies or brewing coffee doesn’t quite get a buyer to fall in love with your home. Open houses can be great to take advantage of buyer interest. Just make sure your home is as clean as you can get it. You’d clean your car if someone was looking to buy it, so when it comes to you home, pull out all the stops. A buyer loves to know that a home has been well looked after.
3. Keep your eyes on the prize
Ultimately most people are selling to buy on. If that is the case then it’s important to keep your eye on what is out there. Bridgebury Real Estate will actively keep you informed of all the new homes that are coming on the market in your buying criteria. When you find a buyer, which can happen a lot sooner than you think, you need to be ready. You do not want to hold up your sale because you are struggling to find what you want. It’s just important to keep your buyers excited and informed of what’s going on. That way if there is any delay everyone will be working together to achieve the ideal outcome.
This part is easier said than done, but it’s important to remember you are paying us to handle it for you. It is our job to look after your best interests and to prove our worth by solving an issue before it becomes a problem. Just have a glass of wine and we will keep you well informed of the progress.