The housing market can be a tough place, but there are a few things you can do which will help your house to stand out from the rest and attract the right buyer. First and foremost, ensure your house is clean and free of clutter. If you have a lot of stuff that you’re unwilling to part with, consider putting some of it in storage while selling your house. This will free up space and make your house feels more open.
Styling is very important – never underestimate the power of a well-staged home. Whilst some of us can envision what a space will look like with our own furniture in it, many buyers can’t and need a little help. Make sure your furniture doesn’t overpower the room and makes your home feel inviting.
Make sure you choose the right agent to sell your home. You might like to track their previous sales or speak to someone they have worked for in the past to get some feedback. Ensure your agent has a solid knowledge of your local area. A good agent will also prepare a marketing campaign for you, so ask them how they plan on marketing your property – will they be advertising through a variety of websites, letterbox drops, and signage?
Finally, don’t be disheartened! While the Sydney and Brisbane housing markets may have softened, try not to dwell on it too much, instead think about how much your property has increased in value just in the last five years alone.