New Year's Resolutions - Selling Edition

Are you planning on selling your home in 2019? Remember you only get one shot at making a good first impression. Add these 4 New Year’s Resolutions to your list to prepare your home for the quickest sale with the best result.

Make those repairs

The light bulb you’ve been meaning to replace or dent in the wall from last winter caused by your skis, fix them up. Small renovations won’t break the bank but they could have a big impact on offers. Talk to your trusted agent to ensure you’re doing work that could offer the greatest return on investment.


Get organised

Changing homes has a lot of moving parts, so we advise making a calendar to ensure you have your ducks in a row before listing your property. An experienced Sale Consultant will be able to help you here so reach out to a Harcourts consultant to get the ball rolling and to discuss your options.

Tell the tenants

Selling a property which is tenanted requires open communication and an understanding of everyone’s rights and responsibilities. You must advise the tenants in writing, you and your real estate agent need permission from the tenant to access the house for photography, open homes or viewings. Permission is also needed from the tenants before including any of their possessions in marketing photos.

Stage your home

Most buyers form an opinion about a home within the first 7-10 seconds. Emphasising a property’s strengths and showing the maximum potential through home staging is critical to selling success.

Declutter your home and keep it simple. Stimulus overload can quickly turn potential buyers off. Remember, when there is too much to see, we don’t see anything.