Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Top Tips-home seller’s guide

One of the most experienced local industry professionals, ANGELA RUDLING is a familiar face from Bayleys Howick.


Here are a few of my top tips, which have been tried and tested over the past 20 plus years.

Make sure you invest the time prior to selling with your chosen agent, discussing presentation, home staging, the necessity of a floor plan and preparing your home for photos and a video.

Remember that first impressions always count. Ensure outdoor areas are inviting. Repainting the front door or adding flowering shrubs can make all the difference.

Consider if an interior décor change will add value. Walls retouched in a lighter shade will make it appear more spacious and try not to sell an empty home – it feels unloved.

Decluttering and de-personalising, i.e. removing a multitude of family photos or excess furniture items, means buyers can imagine themselves living there more easily.

A well-presented clean and tidy home will convey a great first impression. Deep cleaning now makes it much easier to do a quick clean or tidy before viewings. Adding a vase of flowers or bowl of fresh fruit regularly to complete the look. Sometimes the smallest gestures have the biggest impact.

Remember houses sell 365 days a year. Your agent can recommend ways to show off your home’s seasonal amenities and best features.

Don’t be tempted to do it alone – there is no price on what an experienced agent can do to achieve the best return on your property.

Please feel free to call Angela Rudling Ph 09 215 3002 or 0274 770 176 or email: angela.rudling@bayleys.co.nz for free advice on selling your home.

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