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11. BE READY TO SHOW YOUR HOUSE (PART 11 OF 11)

Posted by admin on May 14, 2013

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Prospective buyers can contact their real estate agents to see any space at a moment's notice so, when trying to sell your home, it's best to be prepared for last minute pop-ins. Keep your space neat and tidy and dust free; wash the dishes; make sure your laundry is done or in the laundry bin and put pets in a separate area so buyers aren't alarmed when they walk through the door. Doing all of these things, although time consuming, will ensure your home gets sold.

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10. ADMIN (PART 10 OF 11)

Posted by admin on May 13, 2013

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Try having certain docs ready and available for perusal, as this will give the purchaser a good impression and indication that you are a serious and willing seller. It also speeds up the process and makes it easier for the purchaser to make an offer and purchase your house. 

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9. DE-PERSONALIZE (PART 9 OF 11)

Posted by admin on May 9, 2013

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Buyers don’t want to buy your home, they want to buy your house and turn it into their home. They will fall in love with your house when they can imagine themselves living there and your house as their own. Upon entering your house, everyone will know it is lived in, but they do not need to see all the evidence. That's why show homes are always anonymous and you'll never see a family portrait or anything personal. It may be a good idea to put away personal belongings such as, family photographs or pictures on the refrigerator. For you, photographs may make a house a home and display your personal touch, but for the buyer, it may appear too personal.

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8. LESS IS MORE (PART 8 OF 11)

Posted by admin on May 8, 2013

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Prospective purchasers will look at a home and picture their items in it, including art, furniture and appliances. Their imagination will be constrained if your home is cluttered up and displaying the characteristics of a hoarder. It's therefore very important to clear your shelves and walls of as many little objects as you can before you start showing your house. That said, don’t go overboard by making it look like you have been robbed or that your home is uninviting and clinical. Ensure your property has a little soul and personality to look comfortably lived in. This will also give unimaginative purchasers suggestions as to what your space is capable of. 

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7. DEFINE YOUR ROOMS (PART 7 OF 11)

Posted by admin on May 7, 2013

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While living in a house the identity of certain rooms can become blurred over time as the lounge becomes part office, the spare bedroom becomes a storage room or the dining room becomes the kids play area. 

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6. BASIC REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE (PART 6 OF 11)

Posted by admin on May 6, 2013

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A well maintained house is more appealing to a broader range of purchasers and screams out it's "well cared for" and that the seller is trustworthy with no hidden agendas (a desirable attribute that buyers will pick-up on). Potential purchasers mentally reduce the price of your house every time they spot a problem that requires fixing and they want to move in without having the hassle of making any repairs. It’s therefore essential that all maintenance issues are rectified before placing your property on the market, to ensure a quicker sale, at the best price. 

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5. MAKE YOUR HOUSE SPARKLE! (PART 5 OF 11)

Posted by admin on May 3, 2013

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No one is impressed by a dirty house, so don’t try to sell them one! Cleaning your house is possibly the most tedious factor you'll have to face when selling and many sellers do it half-heartedly, which means you could have an advantage over the competition and be the first to sell. Clean the entire house particularly the kitchen and bathrooms, from floor to ceiling, including the windows and keep it clean and tidy until sold. The clean home will be appealing to potential purchasers and allow them to visualise living there. 

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4. GET THE RIGHT SMELLS (PART 4 OF 11)

Posted by admin on May 2, 2013

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The smell of fresh bread or freshly brewed coffee have been said to put people in a positive mood and make them more optimistic. Those are exactly the kind of traits you would want the prospective purchaser to have when walking through your front door!

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3. LIGHTEN UP (PART 3 OF 11)

Posted by admin on April 30, 2013

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A bright home appears to be more welcoming and larger in extent than one that's dark and gloomy. Ensure that your house is as brightly lit as possible by allowing light to stream into every room:

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2. MAKE THAT 1ST IMPRESSION COUNT (PART 2 OF 11)

Posted by admin on April 29, 2013

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You only get 1 “First impression,” so make it count! If your property looks great externally and it stands out for the correct reasons, it will intrigue prospective purchasers to take that all important first step to look inside.

The front of your house is the first thing prospective purchasers will see, so keeping it presentable is a must. The path to your front door should be clear, welcoming and well maintained. Always show people in through the front door rather than through a back or side door. Make sure your house stands out by clearing your garden of weeds or dead leaves and ensure it is neat and maintained. Don’t forget to edge the garden, mow the lawn, trim shrubs and cut back bushes.

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