We have launched a special website for Spring called BestPropertyPrice.co.za detailing all our marketing advantages in an easy matrix for different types of properties and listings. We are also very excited to coincide this with the start of our 360 Video – Virtual Realty Real Estate! If anyone was going to be first with this, it just had to be us!
Tips for Selling in Spring
1) De-clutter and Reduce
Make sure to do a good clear-out, before your property goes on the market, to make it as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Box-up items that you don’t regularly use and pop them in storage. You’ll come across various items that you no longer need, so why not do everyone a favour and make a trip to the local charity shop. This will save you valuable time before you have to move house too!
When you’re cleaning, try to look objectively at your home and see it through a potential buyer’s eyes. In particular, make sure you wash windows and curtains, dust the blinds, clean the skirting boards, kitchen appliances, and tidy-out wardrobes and cupboards. Move any furniture that might not have been moved for years and clean behind and underneath them.
2) It's Cheap! Fresh Coat of Paint and Varnish!
You want potential buyers to picture their own furniture and household items in your home so, by decorating neutrally, you increase your chances of selling. Neutral colours can also make small spaces appear far bigger and they allow potential buyers to imagine how they could inject their own personality into the property.
3) Show Your Space
Move your furniture around to maximise the feeling of space and light. That huge sofa bed, for example, might best be replaced, at least temporarily, with more compact seating!
4) Clean Carpeting and Flooring
Flooring an entire home is expensive, as anyone who has had to do it will tell you. So you don’t want a buyer to feel that they need to replace what is currently there. If you have carpets, make sure to give them all a good hoover, remembering to get into the edges around skirting boards and cupboards. If there are stains or stubborn marks on the carpet, consider hiring a cleaning firm to shampoo the carpets. It’s amazing how an older carpet can look good-as-new when it’s been given a good clean.
5) Add Colour and Tidy-up the Garden
If your property has a front garden, it is the first thing that any potential buyer will see. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, so maximising your property’s kerb appeal is vital to helping potential buyers fall in love with your home. Sweep-up any leaves or debris that are left over from the winter months and try to get wheelie bins out of the way.
Give the lawn its first cut of the season if you can and remove any weeds, especially ones that are coming up through the paving. A cheap way to inject some colour into your flower beds is to buy some spring classics such as daffodils or tulips from the nursery.
Every Spring we have an increase in properties on the market – so don't be complacent just because it is a sellers market! Help us help you to get the #BestPropertyPrice