Life as a single man or a woman doesn’t require much—and a house; is basically somewhere where you can relax and maybe entertain a few friends. The size of it, the grandeur of it…these hardly make a difference when you’re living alone. Marriage though, changes it. As much as we don’t want to admit it, the moment you find yourself a life partner, your life begins to change; slowly but surely.
And when these changes begin to happen, moving houses is inevitable.
But if you have never sold a house, or if it has been a while since you last sold a house; it’s quite possible that you’ve forgotten the important tips on selling your property. Consider this a friendly reminder from a well-wisher…
When in doubt, get help.
Like in every other aspect of your life, when you feel lost, or when you’re confused; you ask for help. The best help you can get here, is from a real estate agent. But it’s not necessary for someone to do a real estate representative course for their advice to become valuable.
Even your friends who are used to buying property often can give you some useful tips. Of course, if you do know someone who has done a real estate course in Melbourne, then it’s worth ringing them up!
Preparing your house: part 1.
The first part of preparing your house, is to make sure that your house is “spic and span”. So clean your house until it shines. Get rid of all the messy things, and especially that which makes your house looked cluttered. If you are in a habit of putting up posters or collecting funky art, then perhaps you should take them down temporarily; you need to keep your buyers in a positive mood, not put them off by your choice of art (no offence…!). Remember, the clutter which you can’t clear away can be hidden away, at least temporarily!
Preparing your house: part 2.
Now that you’ve cleaned up your house and prepared it in part, now it’s time to do the rest of the preparations. If your house has any leaks that you have been neglecting to fix, or any loose doorknobs that you never got around to fixing, then take a day to fix all these up before you let your buyers see the house. It’s possible that the value of your house might reduce simply because of those leaking taps and loose doorknobs.
Though it goes without saying, consider giving your house a fresh coat of painting. We know, moving houses can be expensive, especially if you’re moving to a bigger house; and it’s possible that you might feel that painting your house now is a waste of your money. But if it helps you sell your house, don’t you think it’s worth the money and effort?