7 Ways to Sell Your Property Fast
Sometimes selling property comes down to ‘the sooner the better’.
Whether you’re financially committed to another place, stressed about a mortgage or relocating for work, it can sometimes be necessary to market and sell your property as fast as you can. Alternatively, you might simply be trying to sell your property in a slow market.
Here are a few tips to help you meet your tight sales deadline while hopefully ensuring you walk away with the price you want!
1 – Set a Realistic Price
Setting a proper sale price is especially important when your property is facing a highly competitive market. If you decide to sell your property privately, you’ll be saving thousands on agent commissions. As such, you have the option of reducing your price by the amount you would have paid an agent, without missing out on profit for yourself.
2 – Consider a 30-day Auction Campaign
Auctions create a sense of urgency among buyers. If your local area tends to have frequent auctions, you can be certain you’ll have an outcome by the month’s end.
3 – Use a Creative Advertising Strategy
Aside from ensuring your property is featured on all the leading property portals, consider thinking outside the box. Set your property apart from the competition! A creative advertising strategy doesn’t have to be extravagant. It can be as simple as using your social media network to advertise your property, including platforms such as Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
The most powerful tool you can use to your advantage is Upgrade Listings on the major real estate websites like Realestate.com.au and Domain. These two websites have created hierarchies of property listing types, each incremental level of which is designed to give you increased exposure.
4 – Dress for Success
We all know smart attire does wonders for your image in the workplace. Along with dressing nicely when hosting your Open for Inspections, the same goes for dressing your home for sale. If your furniture is dated or your home is cluttered, consider putting things in storage and engaging a professional home stager.
Home staging about creating an inviting mood, bringing in warmth and having suitable furniture/homewares on display. Some real estate professionals estimate that you can make $5 for every dollar spent on staging your house properly.
5 – Professional Photography
Spending a little extra to get professional photos with appropriate lighting is worth every cent. Your photos are the first thing buyers see when they are searching for property online. They are your first line of defence in getting potential buyers to click through and view your property listing in detail.
6 – Target your advertising
If your home is perfect for young families, make sure your advertising reflects family-friendly amenities, such as listing nearby schools, parks and shopping centres within your property description. If it is better aimed towards investors or down-sizers, emphasise any low-maintenance aspects and proximity to public transport routes.
7 – Fix Up Minor Jobs
There’s nothing worse than viewing a property and seeing all the little things that should have been fixed before the house was even posted for sale. Being pedantic and solving these minor issues will save you from losing out on buyers and looking unprofessional. Your property should be presented in such a way that buyers feel like all they need to do is pack up and move in.
We understand no two situations are the same. If you decide to sell with us at buyMyplace, our Private Property Specialists and friendly Support team are available 7 days a week to guide you in selling your property as you require. Ready to get started? Get in touch.