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What you absolutely must do before selling

When it comes to selling your home, there’s one crucial thing you should do, that surprisingly some sellers don’t make time for – cleaning!

While not the most glamorous or fun task, every hour you spend cleaning can pay off in the long run.

Buyers want to see a home that looks fresh and untouched when they visit and so every corner of your home needs to be absolutely spotless if you want buyers to fall in love with it.

Before the property is on the market, give it a thorough clean both inside and out. Throw away old clutter and pack away things that you’re not likely to need for the duration of the sale. If you have a lot of stuff it could be worth keeping it in storage for the duration of the sale.

By preparing your home early it will not only look great, but also you’ll be one step ahead of packing when it comes time to move.

Once you’re home is clean it will be ready for its first inspections, but if your property remains on the market you’ll have to put some effort in to keep it clean.

A few tips to keep your property clean while selling include:

  • Make beds every morning – Make sure that everyone living in the house helps make the effort to keep it clean and make beds each morning.
  • Wipe counters daily – Pay attention to kitchens, bathrooms and other rooms that are being used regularly because these areas have a habit of looking dirty very quickly.
  • Close off rooms that aren’t used regularly – The less rooms and areas of the home you use, the less you’ll have to try and keep clean.
  • Pack things away right after use – Make a habit of putting things away after you use them so there isn’t a big build-up of things to do when buyers come knocking.

If you’re looking to sell and would like any more tips or advice, feel free to contact the Professionals Mudgee Real Estate team.

What’s in store for Mudgee property in 2017?

The sun has set on 2016 and it’s time to look to the year ahead and predict what’s in store for the Mudgee property market.

Last year was an interesting year for the Australian real estate market. We saw interest rates reach record lows; Sydney property prices get out of control and a growing issue of affordability in many of our major cities.

Will this year be any different, and what does it all mean for us here in Mudgee?

Affordability still an issue

Housing affordability isn’t going to go away anytime soon. Despite the best efforts of regulators, Sydney prices continue to escalate and even if prices stabilise they will still remain out of reach for most first home buyers. The median sales price for units alone in Sydney, NSW in the last year was $695,000, according to realestate.com.au.

Compare this to Mudgee, where median sales price for houses in Mudgee, NSW in the last year was $374,000. For almost half the price of a unit in Sydney you can get a house in Mudgee – not a bad deal!

A lot of people from Sydney have been looking at alternative pathways to get into the market, from rentvesting to buying with friends. Many buyers are also looking to escape from Sydney altogether, which brings us to our next point…

The rise of the tree-changer

Regional areas are looking increasingly attractive to people living in major cities. Lots of people want to escape from the hustle and bustle and get out and enjoy nature, space and peace and quiet, while still having a vibrant town to visit when they want to experience culture and entertainment.

Places like Mudgee offer all that and more with beautiful houses at affordable prices and a lifestyle that can’t be beat.

Tree changers used to be reserved for people of retirement age, but it’s becoming much easier for younger generations to make the move to regional towns thanks to many jobs now offering the ability to work remotely.

A lot of people can do their work from home, and if they need to travel from Mudgee to Sydney regularly can do so via daily flights.

More and more people are discovering the magic of Mudgee and this will continue in 2017 and beyond. 

Renovations will remain popular

A lot of homeowners will look to maximise their home’s value by making improvements. Renovations have and will always be popular, but as we see more renovation shows and drool over pictures on Pinterest, it’s hard to not want to make our homes look as good as the ones we see elsewhere.

Expect to see a lot of locals rejuvenating their old Mudgee properties and making them look like something you would see in a magazine. Particularly people selling, who realise the importance of presenting their home at its best.

We can’t wait to see what else 2017 will have in store for the Mudgee region! If you want to talk more about the local property market then feel free to call us at Professionals Mudgee on 02 6372 2584.

What you need to know if you’re selling your home over Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and if you were hoping to sell your property in the next couple of weeks you need to be aware of the opportunities, and possible obstacles, that selling over the festive season can bring. 

This time of year is obviously a very busy time for a lot of people and, in general, you’ll find that there is less real estate activity from buyers and sellers than usual.

But, the real estate market never sleeps and even though some people might choose to hold off on any real estate decisions until after the New Year, there will always be people on the search for a new home and those that sell now could be rewarded.

Most people looking to buy over Christmas tend to be serious purchasers who have deadlines to meet and want to move as quickly as they can. Some might have jobs to start, or want to settle into a home before the next school term begins and so they are keen to lock in a sale, which can give sellers the upper hand in negotiations.

With the Mudgee region being a holiday destination there is also a good chance that buyers will be in town during their Christmas break and hoping to visit some properties while they are here.

Don’t underestimate how long the sales process takes

If you were hoping to sell by the end of the year you’ll need to get in quick. A lot of people forget to factor in the time it takes to do up their property for sale and get professional photos and marketing ready.

For this reason it’s a good idea to start chatting to an agent as soon you have decided to sell so you can get the wheels in motion and ensure that you do everything you need to from the start to help your property sell for maximum value.

The Professionals Mudgee team are happy to help you buy and sell over the festive season and into the New Year, so feel free to get in touch with us to discuss the next steps in your property journey.