Sell your property with Michael Keil

Tips to sell your home

We suggest you consider the following helpful hints whilst your home is on the market. Some of these points could assist you to achieve a quicker sale and, in some cases, help achieve a better price.

Get a market appraisal

The real estate market is constantly changing. To assist with your decision making it is imperative you obtain a market appraisal and find out the current value of your property. We are readily available to assist free of charge. Simply complete your details and we will schedule an appointment.

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1 Show off the space

Buyers wish to see space, not clutter. Display the full value of your rooms by removing unnecessary articles and organising those items you want to retain there. Clean out garages and sheds of excess furniture and old treasures. Make cupboards look bigger by making them neat and well organised to show that the space is ample. Perhaps you might consider a garage sale before you sell.

2 Do some repairs

Loose knobs, sticking doors and windows, and warped cabinet drawers may be minor, but they detract from the value. Have them fixed. Ensure all electrical appliances and gas appliances are in good working order. Have air conditioning and pool equipment serviced. Fix those taps as dripping water discolours sinks and baths and calls attention to faulty plumbing.

3 Make it shine

Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce desire. Show the prospective buyer how attractive the home is rather than highlight the work the new owner will need to put in as soon as they move in. A sparkling home attracts buyers. Give it a thorough cleaning and you’ll greatly enhance its appeal to buyers. Clean appliances, windows, carpets, curtains, sinks etc.

4 First impressions

An inviting exterior ensures inspection of the interior. Keep lawns trimmed, flower beds cultivated and the yard free of rubbish.

1 Little things that make a big difference

  • Have the home cool in summer and warm in winter.
  • Place fresh flowers in rooms.
  • Clear away evidence of day to day living to avoid a cluttered appearance.
  • Cigarette smoke, animal and food smells and other unpleasant odour will remain in the buyer’s memory well after the inspection. A wide range of air fresheners and deodorisers are available to freshen up your interior. If unsure please ask for our assistance.
  • Check and re-check your bathroom. Bright and clean bathrooms enhance the saleability of many homes. Clean mirrors, have healthy plants on show and co-ordinate towels and mats.
  • Keep stairways and walkways clear for safety reasons.

2 Leave it to the experts

It is preferable for the owners to be away from the property during inspections as potential buyers may feel like an intruder and will hurry through the house. Go for a nice little drive or walk around the block.

Let the representative discuss price and terms with the prospective purchaser. They are qualified and trained to bring the negotiations to a favourable conclusion.