Selling a house has never been easier, thanks to the websites that allow you to list land and property and then receive buyers without an agent. Whether you are going the new route or the more traditional one, there are certain things you must get done before the house is ready to be sold.
Spruce It Up
No one is going to look twice at a run-down, old house unless it is to tear it down and build something else there. Go over your house with a fine toothed comb and fix all the flaws that you can find. Repair that leaking faucet you have been ignoring for months; apply a coat of paint on the walls; replace the tatty old lace curtains with some bright new ones. The house needs to look like it came out of the glossy pages of a magazine in order to be sold quickly. People will always be more interested in a house that looks new.
Find Out its Worth
You have to call someone to do home valuations and find out how much your house is worth now. Real-estate prices change very quickly, within the space of a few months. If a supermarket has opened up in front of your place within the last 6 months, chances are that your house actually costs more now than it used to. It doesn’t matter whether you got one done last month or last year; get another one done if you are definitely putting it up for sale.
Be a Photographer
Since everything is now conducted online, you will need some good photos of what you are trying to sell. Look for examples in websites that offer home valuations Melbourne; they have pictures under every lighting condition and from every angle. Examine them carefully and figure out what makes them worthy of being up there. Look at your own house and find out the best angle, the best time to get a picture and have some pictures ready to either upload to a selling site, or for the real estate agency to use.
Take Out the Trash
Remember all that junk in your storerooms and nooks and crannies that you’ve always wanted to clear out but never got around to? Well, now’s the time to do it. Get some large garbage bags and dump everything into it. One of the best times to get rid of stuff you don’t want is when you are moving. Even if you are not moving to a new place, you can always use a spring clean since you are selling your house.