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Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 9

A Vanishing Act.

Key2 agents encourage buyers to feel at ease and at home in your property. Buyers feel uncomfortable looking at a property if the current owner is around. Make yourself scarce for inspections and make sure you are out of the home before the buyers arrive. If the buyers are early to the inspection, you don’t want them to feel like they are inconveniencing you by inspecting … Read the full post »

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 8

Want to take it, replace it

If there is something in your home like a light fitting with sentimental value or an extra special dishwasher that was a wedding gift, replace it with something similar that you are willing to leave behind, before you put your home on the market. Once you tell a buyer they cannot have the dishwasher or something similar, no matter how old it is … Read the full post »

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 7

Clean like a machine.

You want your house to be spotless; inside and out. Wash windows, hang up fresh towels, vacuum and mop, clean out all the cupboards and drawers and pressure wash the exterior. Selling your house is a great reason to do all the nitty gritty cleaning you never get around to doing.

Ten Top Sellings Tips: Tip 6

Your House, Their Home

One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to de-personalise it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less opportunity you give a buyer to imagine themselves living there. Pack it or put it in storage, you’re moving anyway. The first thing a buyer does is walk up to your family photos to see if they know you. Next … Read the full post »

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 5

Quick fixes before selling always pays off. Mammoth makeovers, not so much.

Call your Key2 agent in early to talk about the costs and the benefits of any major renos and the likelihood that they will pay off when it comes to selling. Do the updates that will pay off and get your top dollar. The key2 achieving this, is to give an overall well-maintained feel. Clean the curtains … Read the full post »

Conceal Your Critters

You might think a cuddly dog would warm the hearts of potential buyers and many times they do. Our pets are certainly central members of our own families. Unfortunately, 10% of the population are allergic to dogs or cats. The key2 a buyer falling in love with your property is to have them as comfortable as possible. If you’re planning an open house or your agent has booked an inspection, … Read the full post »

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 3

Storage; Everyone Wants It!

Storage space is something every buyer is looking for and can never have enough of. Take half the stuff out of your closets and then neatly organize what’s left in there. Buyers will look, so be sure to keep all your closets and cabinets neat, clean and tidy.

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 2

Maximise the light in your home

After location, good light is the one thing that every buyer cites as a must for their home. Take down the drapes, clean the windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let in sunshine. Do what you have to do make your house bright and cheery – it will make it more appealing to buyers. … Read the full post »

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 1

Buyers will judge a book by its cover

Before a buyer locks in a viewing, they will do a drive by. No matter how good the interior of your home looks, they have already judged your home before they walk through the door. You never have a second chance to make a first impression. The key2 sprucing up your home’s exterior is the use of inexpensive shrubs, pine-bark mulch in garden … Read the full post »

Keep Your Home Safe During Inspections

How to secure your home during inspections
An inspection is inevitable during the sales process of your home. Naturally, the buyer wants to see the inside of the property. It is always a good idea to take safety measures and not tempt theft. Below are some suggestions that can ease and eliminate potential safety risks when selling your home. Remember not all thefts are of a physical nature some are the … Read the full post »

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