Secrets to Selling Your Home
So you’re ready to sell your home but unsure what’s next? Marina Ormsby from Klemich Real Estate shows us how to perfectly prep and stage your home for sale. Top tips and expert services that will have buyers rushing to their cheque books. All you need to do now is hand over the keys.
What advice would you offer first-time sellers? Selling your first home can be scary and exciting! It is a huge decision that requires a considerable amount of planning and research. I would highly recommend aligning yourself with a reputable real estate agent that will be happy to assist with some simple questions or concerns. It is important to work with someone you can trust and who will help make your home look its absolute best.
When is the best time of the year to sell your home? Spring is traditionally considered the ‘best’ time to sell homes. This is predominately because gardens look the best. However, winter and autumn offer sellers the benefit of an abundance of home buyers looking for property in market conditions of short supply. The result is an increase of competition for properties on the market during this period and consequently excellent sale prices.
How does Klemich go about marketing their homes? Our boutique style of service provides dynamic and specific strategies tailored to individual properties. Examples include auction campaigns, private treaty, expressions of interest, tender or an off market sale – whatever may work best for the specific situation.
The Prep Checklist
Klemich offer a selection of expert suppliers and skilled services that will turn your house into a desirable and marketable home. Remember, first impressions are everything.
Stylist: a talented interior designer will create beautiful inviting rooms, making use of your pre-existing furniture or hiring pieces that will give your space a fresh, new look.
The Stylist Loves (Marie) 0423 008 344
Platinum Property Styling (Sonya) 0422 269 933, www.platinumstyling.com.au
Painter: freshen up your interior or exterior whilst adding value to your property.
CJC Painting (Carl Capurso) 0412 836 323
Gardener: give the outdoors a little tender love and care to boost street appeal.
Complete Home and Business Maintenance (Nicc Watkins) 0401 064 422
Handyman: from quick jobs to larger renovations, have your home looking its
best for sale.
Anthony Jaekel Maintenance 0408 905 741
Removalist: make the move an easy one and enlist specialists to handle everything.
Complete Removals 8358 0212 www.completeremovals.com.au
Need a refresh?
5 easy ways to spruce up your space for showings…
01 · A fresh coat of paint
Opt for neutral colours throughout. This allows buyers to imagine how their personality and style will look within the home.
02 · De-clutter
Remove personal effects such as photos, awards, memorabilia, and any items you won’t need in the next few months. This will create a clean, open and inviting space.
03 · Make minor repairs
Amend any cracks, holes or damaged areas around the house. Now is also the best time to complete any unfinished handyman projects that have been hanging around.
04 · Create street appeal
Keep the garden neat and tidy, wash the windows and get rid of any mess lying around to make sure people have a good first impression of your home.
05 · Lighting (set the mood)
Ensure lighting is appealing and welcoming. Avoid dull lighting as no buyer is going to want to live in a dark space. Harsh lighting should also be avoided as it can create an unwelcoming vibe.
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