With winter almost over and spring on the horizon, many West Australians choose this time of year to list their property for sale. Colloquially, it’s known as the ‘spring selling season’ as the shift to warmer weather typically coincides with a surge of new listings coming to market.
If you’re thinking of selling your property in the coming months, now is a good time to start preparing. While the WA market remains in favour of sellers, it’s still beneficial to ensure your property is well presented in order to attract a variety of buyers and achieve the best possible sale price.
There are a range of low-cost ways to ensure your property stands out in all the right ways.
1. Spring clean
First and foremost, you should do a thorough spring clean of your property. Clutter is distracting for buyers, so it’s important to clean inside and outside of the property and simplify your living spaces as much as possible. This is a simple but effective way to allow buyers to view the space clearly while also having the added benefit of making the space appear larger.
2. Simple repairs
You should also prioritise simple repairs where possible. While small wear and tear issues like carpet stains, cracked walls or eroded sealant in showers may seem minor, cumulatively they can detract from the appeal of your property. These minor issues can also be off-putting to buyers as it means more work to be done when they move in. If you’re able to address minor wear and tear repairs before listing your home for sale, this will go a long way towards helping you attract a greater pool of buyers.
3. Tidy gardens
Tending to the gardens and frontage is very important too. First impressions count, and your properties street view is the first thing buyers will see when attending a property inspection. Ensure gardens are tidy, weeding has been done and clear away any rubbish. If you have a pool, ensure it is well-presented, the water is treated and fencing is secure.
4. Reach out to an agent
Finally, reach out to a local real estate agent for their advice. Your agent will be an expert in this area and can provide advice about simple ways you can maximise the appeal of your property to attract the highest number of buyers and achieve the best possible sale price.