What can you do to assist the sale of your Property?  

by Pool Builders on 01-20-2011 in Articles

What can you do to assist the sale of your Property?

So you have Simons Town property that you are ready to put on the market. Maybe you don't have a lot of experience in the property market and you are concerned that you may not get the maximum return from your initial investment. Remember, getting an agent (a good one), will ensure that you have the assistance of a professional with a great deal of experience in the industry. This is crucial in maximising your profit, but as with many things in life, there are certain things which you will have to do to assist the sale.

There are many factors that affect a sale, but most can be dealt with quickly and easily. To assist you in creating a checklist of things to be done before inviting in potential buyers, here are same valuable tips:

• Make a good first impression:

Potential buyers are alert from the moment they can see your property. If the exterior of your property is run down, the price they are willing to pay will tumble as well. If needed, give the outside walls a good coat of paint and ensure that any damaged features are patched up. If your property has a garden and a stretch of lawn outside, pull out the lawnmower and gardening gloves to make sure the flowerbeds are neat and the grass doesn't resemble a patch of the wild African bushveld. First impressions are vital - so make it a good one.

• Pick your best accessories:

If you have a patio, only your best outdoor furniture and pot plants will do. If you have old wire chairs that are stripped of paint and rusted, ask your neighbour if you can temporarily store them in their yard while you see to your guests.

• Call the pool guy:

Nothing is worse then reading about a large swimming pool and then arriving to find an algae infested swamp that wouldn't be fit to house mutated crocodiles. A swimming pool can be a seller, especially for families, so ensure that the walls of the pool are clean, the water is clear and the surrounding bricks are in one piece.

• Pull out the duster:

A clean home is a welcoming home. Hire carpet cleaners, wipe down the walls, dust the corners and ensure that potential buyers walk into a neat and organised place. This will allow them to properly assess the space and give them ideas on how they could settle in to their new home.

• General tips:

If you have pets, ensure that their mess is cleaned in the yard and if you have animals in the home, clean up the hair and freshen the house up with some odour spray. Also be sure to pick out niggling little problems as these can make or break a sale. Get a friend to walk through and give you an honest opinion, they are more likely to find the faults.

If you stick to these guidelines, you will be putting the ball in your agent's court and they will be the only ones responsible for losing a sale.

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