How to make a good impression before buyers even get through the door

first impressionIn a competitive Mudgee real estate market, it’s really important that we give the right advice to our vendors.  After all, what’s the point in assigning an agent to sell your most valuable asset if they’re not going to help you achieve the best price possible?  Our team at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate take our responsibility very seriously, and pride ourselves on our knowledge of our local Mudgee real estate market and our ability to share the tips that work – the little things you can do to help your home sell faster, and for the maximum possible sale price.

When marketing a home in a competitive Mudgee market, the selling process begins long before the front door swings open at the first open house.  We all know the importance of making a good first impression.  Well the same is true for your home.  When buyers search for a home, there are two places they’ll often go before making it to an inspection, and it’s typically not to an agent.  They will usually begin their search online, and then if they’re not currently living too far away, they may do a drive-by.  Rather than worrying about what people are going to think, why not view these pre-inspection visits as opportunities to impress?

Making the most of your home’s street appeal is essential, as this is could make or break a sneaky drive-by visit.  You’ll need to decide how much effort is required to make your home appear inviting from the street – this could be anything from mowing the lawns, edging the garden beds and pulling out a few stray weeds, to a weekend working bee with all your family and friends.  Our advice is to do what you can.  At the very least your garden should be tidy, mown and edged.  Your house number should be clearly visible, and all fencing in good repair.  Make sure spider webs are swept away and overgrown trees and shrubs and trimmed back to let the light in.

Now onto the big one – how your Mudgee property will be appearing on the internet.  It’s true, a picture says a thousand words, so it’s really important that the pictures we put on the internet to show off your property actually do show it off.  The last thing buyers want to see when they check out an online listing is the owners mess strewn across each room.  A good declutter, a clean and tidy, and minor repairs are all that’s required to prevent your home from scaring away potential buyers.  There’s no need to spend lots of dollars on repairs, but if the curtains are torn, wardrobe doors have fallen off their tracks or light fittings aren’t looking their best, get these looking sharp before the photographer starts snapping.

For more tips on how to present your Mudgee home for sale, please contact our friendly team at Professionals Real Estate.

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