Tips for Sellers

At Day By Day Property Solutions, we know there are many reasons behind the decision to sell your home. We understand this process can be one of life’s most stressful events so we’ll do our best to guide you through it, and provide you with the best possible advice to ultimately bring you a great result. 

We’ve managed to summarise the process of selling your property into the below ten steps. 

TEN STEPS TO SELLING PROPERTY

    1. Contact your legal party (conveyancer or solicitor) to prepare a Contract for Sale.
    2. Obtain a market appraisal from your real estate agent.
    3. Sign the agency agreement with your real estate agent.
    4. Allow your real estate agent to arrange open houses to show your property to potential purchasers.
    5. Once your offer is accepted, contact your legal party to review and sign the Contract for Sale.
    6. Make counter offers received through your real estate agent.
    7. Advise your legal party of the sale price.
    8. Organise a time with your legal party to review and sign the contract.
    9. Await the purchaser to carry out reports, inspections, and obtain their loan approval.
    10. Authorise your legal party to exchange contracts and secure the purchaser.

PRESENTING YOUR PROPERTY

First Impressions Count – Leaving a lasting impression through the presentation of  your property can add value or increase the attractiveness to potential buyers. Your buyer should  be impressed from the first moment they walk in the door.

Outside – If the front of your property is neat and tidy, your home will feel appealing and  inviting. Lawns should be trimmed and flower beds weed free. Pot plants can also improve  the attractiveness of your outdoors. Clean windows inside and out will not only improve light  indoors but they will sparkle outside as well. Park any extra vehicles away from the property.  Remove any newspapers, leaflets and children’s toys lying around.

Clean and Bright – Before a viewing, be sure to give your property a good clean. Clean  walls, floors, skirting boards, marks on the carpet, light switches and ceiling fans if you have  them. Your kitchen and bathroom should shine. Repair minor faults from leaking taps, chips or cracks in the walls and windows – even replace a broken bulb. Small maintenance work can help to ensure that a prospective buyer doesn’t find fault with your property.

Declutter – Declutter your property and tidy items away that aren’t essential, this will also help to make the size of each room appear larger. You want prospective buyers to be able to imagine their own belongings in this space.

Appearance Is Everything  


Tips to create a great first impression at inspections

    • A bowl of fresh fruit in the kitchen
    • Vases of fresh flowers in prominent positions
    • Fresh new towels in the bathroom
    • Subtle air fresheners in the kitchen and bathroom
    • Open blinds and curtains to allow the daylight to shine through
    • Keep pets out of the way, remove pet odours
    • Make beds and put clothes and toys away
    • Turn off the television
    • Have a pot of fresh coffee brewing
    • If it’s winter, create warmth and have the fire burning. If it’s summer cool the house  using your air conditioners and fans
    • Always do that quick last minute vacuum through the house

 

Find out more on why first impressions are so important when selling

If you’re interested in finding out where your property sits in the current market, get in touch for an appraisal.