Tips to Sell Your Home - Part 1

Do you want some practical tips to sell your home? What can I do to sell my home quickly and for the best price is a question we're often asked by sellers. Here are 10 tips you can do to help sell your house.

Facebook your home’s listing

Facebook is the best way to get people’s attention these days, given the fact that virtually everyone has it. Think about it: if you have 200 friends and they each have 200 friends, and your listing is shared over and over, imagine the power of that network in getting the word out about your house would be!

Leave some good stuff behind

The things that can distinguish your home from others houses in the property market, is by leaving behind some of your personal property. Ideally items that are beyond what the average homebuyer in your home’s price range would be able to afford. This might be a stainless-steel kitchen appliances or a one of the TVs – basically whatever makes your house more purchasable.

Get clued into your competition

Work with one of our agents to better understand and get educated about the pricing, type of sale and condition of the other homes your home is up against. Do a real estate reality check: make sure the real-time comparison will come out in your home’s favour by ensuring the condition of your home is up to par with that of your ‘competitor’.

Beat the competition with condition

As an individual homeowner, the way you can compete is on condition. Consider having a thorough inspection in advance of listing your home, and get as many of the repairs done as you can – remember, this is a major selling point. Also, make sure that the little nicks and scratches, doorknobs that don’t work, and faulty handles are all repaired before you start showing your home.

The façade of your home is equally important

Unfortunately, this is often a time an aspect that many home sellers tend to overlook. Try to make the exterior more presentable by giving it a lick of fresh paint, immaculate gardening and even outdoor furniture to set up a Sunday brunch. Buyers often fantasize about enjoying get-togethers by entertaining and spending time outside.

If done properly, these tips for selling your home can unleash a great deal of power and help to propel your listing above the competition, giving you, the buyer, an upper hand when negotiating the price. This is why your agent is key within the whole process. Our agents help market your home in such a way that it’s not only sellable, but that it is a potentially easy and quick sell. That said, such a marketing strategy relies on your commitment to having your home properly presented.

Remember, photos and video virtual tours should only be taken once your house is in pristine condition. You need everything to be picture-perfect when you invite possible buyers to view your home. Viewing is of critical importance for both the interior and exterior of your home. If you market your property well, you will make a good first impression – and we all know the importance of a good first impression. This cannot ring truer when trying to sell your home.

At the end of the day, it's always beneficial to listen carefully to your agent’s marketing strategy. Our experienced real estate agents have a wealth of knowledge that will surely point you in the right direction. If you're interested in selling your property, whether in Malta or Gozo, contact 77 Great Estates today. Our team of skilled estate agents will be more than glad to give you the sound advice you need in every step of the way!

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