Tips For Selling Your Home

Tips For Selling Your Home

Tips for Selling Your Home provide some suggestions for getting your home ready for sale so that you can acheive the highest possible price.

If you are comtemplating selling your home, then there are some things you need to do to get the highest possible price.

Always remember this: first impressions are lasting impressions. In other words, impress your potential buyers from the beginning and you will reap the dividends. That may mean a few minor preparations could be the difference between a good price and a great price for your home.

Look at the outside of your house from a buyer's point of view

1. Make sure your home has street appeal.

One of the best times to sell your house is in spring. Generally the gardens and lawns are at their best and they usually produce great street appeal. You will need to keep your gardens trimmed and your lawns mowed.

2. Make sure your paint work is at its best.

Cleaning the outside of your house will send the right message to your potential buyers. Washing your house and cleaning the cobwebs will enhance street appeal. Don't forget to clean the windows!

3. Make sure the rubbish is removed.

A couple of trips to the rubbish tip will do wonders for a clean and meticulous street appeal.

Look at the inside of your house from a buyer's point of view

1. Make sure your wet areas (kitchen, laundry and bathroom) are fresh and attractive.

Most buyers are looking for clean and fresh areas in the kitchen, laundry and bathroom. If these areas are spotless, then you will impress your potential buyers.

2. Make sure your house is free from clutter and all the toys are put away.

3. Make sure your pets are under control.

Learn the selling process

1. Make sure you understand the selling process.

Give yourself three to four months to learn the process of selling your home. When you understand the process, you will spot the pitfalls and avoid unneccessary financial loss.

There are two books you must buy and read. If you have the time, there are another two books that will put you in the driver's seat to sell your property.

  1. The Insider's Guide To Buying Real Estate by Patrick Bright
  2. Real Estate Mistakes by Neil Jenman
  3. Don't Sign Anything by Neil Jenman
  4. Real Estate Without Agents by Terry Ryder

These books will prepare you for the sale of your property.

2. Select the best agent in your area.

A good agent will sell your home fast and for the highest possible price.

In The Insider's Guide To Buying Real Estate, Patrick Bright dedicates a whole chapter to choosing the selling agent to sell your home. As Patrick Bright said, "Do your research or it could cost you a lot of money."