*This article first appeared in the September 2019 Midland Express.
Are you looking to sell your home, but waiting until Spring?
Spring is one of the most popular times to buy and sell properties in Kyneton and across Australia.
While we are about a month away, there are a few things you can do now to prepare your home before putting your property on the market this spring.
Every sale needs to start with a plan. Here are some of my key planning tips for you to consider.
Make your repairs
Buyers love a house that is well-maintained and repaired. Why? Because it’s less they have to do after they buy! Even better, they’re willing to pay more for it too.
Repairs take time so it’s smart to get these things rolling now so your home is in great shape by spring.
Cleaning and decluttering are paramount for first impressions. Declutter by donating or disposing of any items you no longer need – paperwork, kids’ toys, unused furniture. Consider whether you need to replace older furniture or if you transform pieces by using throw rugs or cushions to give your home an affordable “makeover”.
While Spring is the growing season, establishing a good foundation prior can help with the overall presentation at sale time. Plan out your garden now, buy some nice plants and pots, do the manure fertilisation now (better now before buyers arrive!) and you’ll have a garden that springs to life over the coming weeks.
Talk to an agent
Approach local real estate agents and ask them for an appraisal. It is important to get a good idea of where your home is sitting in the market and the prices you should be looking at. An agent can also advise on any changes required that might support the sale.
Selling a home can be a stressful time for many, but early preparation your home will be in tip top shape ready for the sale. For more on real estate, visit jenniferpearce.com.au