Our team of experienced and knowledgeable agents will always help you get the most from your sale, but there are one or two things that you can do to ensure that your property fetches the best price possible.
1. Be strategic
Laying out a strategy for your sale will help you achieve the greatest price and meet the needs that are most important. Work out what matters to you. Is the highest price really the priority, or is the need to move within a certain timeframe more important? Knowing what your goals are before you start will allow you to work with your agent to build a strategy that will enable you to get you the best result according to your circumstances.
2. Run the numbers
Knowing how much your property is actually worth is essential for getting the most out of your sale. Our agents will be there with you every step of the way to advise and assist you with this, but it doesn’t hurt to do a little research yourself. Figuring out what you can realistic get for your property puts you in a far better position than just hoping to sell at a price you want to achieve.
After all, any item that is up for sale – be it a car, a pair of shoes or a house – is only worth what you can persuade a buyer to part with. Knowing what your home is worth will give you the confidence to stick it out and get the right price.
3. Make changes to add value
If you have the time and money to make some home improvements before you put your house on the market, do it. From completely ripping out a bathroom down to changing the doorknob on your front door, home improvements both big and small can make a difference to the amount of money you’ll get for your property. See our article on adding value to your home to find out more.
4. Depersonalise for profit
Give prospective purchasers every chance to fall in love with your home by removing as much of yourself from it as possible. You want your buyers to immediately feel as though your property could be their home, so try and depersonalise it as much as you can without leaving it cold and unwelcoming.
Minimise the family memorabilia in order to strike the right balance. There’s no need to completely remove all of your personal touches, but don’t make viewers feel as though they are intruding either. Think about how show homes are set up and you’ll be on the right track.
5. Work with time frames
Speak to your agent about how the market is performing at present in your area and work together to come up with some realistic time frames that you can stick to. It’s usually the case that property attracts the greatest attention within the first 30 days of it hitting the market, but what happens after that?
Figure out what your next move will be should you not get any solid enquiries once that time has passed. Your agent will be able to advise you on whether a drop in price will create more interest or not, so be prepared to adjust accordingly. Adapting to the market is essential if you want to sell quickly AND achieve the best price.
6. Patience is a virtue
Getting that first offer from a potential buyer is exciting, but it’s worth remembering that this is often just an opening gambit to feel you out. All of our agents here at Petty Son and Prestwich are extremely adept at reading situations such as this and they will be able to give you objective advice on how to proceed.
However, it is your home and your sale, so analyse the facts as you see them and try and figure out how you feel about the offer. Can you hold out for a better offer? Or does the one on the table now meet your needs and fit your circumstances? Only you can decide upon those factors, so be sure to take time out to give it plenty of thought before making a decision either way.
7. Take a step back
It’s natural to want to be involved in every step of the process, but sometimes it can work against you. All of Petty’s agents have a wealth of experience behind them, so it makes sense to allow us to do a lot of the heavy lifting on your behalf. When it comes to negotiation time we will fight your corner and get you the very best price possible, so you can relax and rest assured that you are in good hands when you sell your home with us.
If you’re looking to get the best price for your property, following these tips will definitely help you achieve your goal. Of course, having us on your side will help, too. So why not give us a call today and speak to one of our friendly agents to find out more? You’ll be glad that you did!