Selling your house the easy way

In this segment, Belle Property Real Estate Agent Jeremy Hodder reveals the steps to selling your house and the ways to getting the best return possible.

Choose your real estate agent carefully

You will need to choose an agent who will advertise, conduct open houses and canvass buyer’s interest across their network. My tips for choosing an agent are:

  • Research agents in your area and get an insight in how they operate.
  • Look for local agents who know the area and have sold properties in the area
  • Get out and about and go to open houses to see the agent in action
  • Make sure you are comfortable with the agent to ensure open communication through the process
  • Check recent results of sales in the area and ask what they sold for and how long they were on the market.

To auction or not to auction

You and your agent will work out a plan for listing and to sell your property, either by auction or sale. Your property’s location, size, age and features will be assessed, as will the current market and area trends.

The next step is to determine your selling price and what will be included in that price. Your property’s location, size, age and features will be assessed, as will the current market and area trends. Once this is decided you will sign an agreement with your agent.

Make your house attractive to buyers

Firstly declutter, take out personal items and excess furniture so people can see the space clearly and it doesn’t look crowded. Remember less is more. Freshening up the garden and making it neat and tidy and adding flowers and pots can help maximise street appeal. To create a light and airy space, open up windows, add lamps to create more light, buyers love light.

What’s next

The next set is putting the house on the market and your agent will start advertising the property and conducting open houses to find the buyer. Good luck with selling your house.

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