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For those that have ever had to sell their home, you know that one of the most stressful parts of the experiences is finding the right agent. Let’s be honest, selling your house is not an easy task, and for those that have not had to experience this… bless you. It is one of those times that relying on friends and family recommendations of agents can be key to a successful sale. It is not something you want to take lightly, let alone “pick out of a hat.”. Those tips and tricks from people around you who have experienced the perils recently can be priceless.
We, fortunately, have not had to sell our home, but some key tips I have been told from my nearest and dearest who have gone through the selling of their home include:
- Try to sell in either autumn or spring: it is generally lighter, making the home lighter. And no one wants to really stand around on a cold Winter’s day….
- Declutter: Minimal is key for any space. Ideally, put many of your items in storage. Think of the space you are trying to sell.
- On inspection days, buy fresh flowers and place them in a vase: Make the home homely.
- Give your house a fresh coat of paint: sometimes investing in a few minor touch-ups will make a huge difference for potential gain.
- Create emotional connection: Show your property at its best with its best potential. Give people the opportunity to imagine themselves in the home.
And what if there was a way to find that agent through recommendations, that don’t come through friends and family? Think of an online community where people rate agents, comment on agents and recommend the best agent in the area.
RateMyAgent’s main focus is to help you, the vendor, find the right agent, allowing you to see the most recommended agents in each suburb/region, most number of sales, highest average sale price, and number of active listings. The site has over 100,000 verified reviews with 3,000 new ones added every week. Sometimes you may not want to ask and communicate your intentions with your nearest and dearest so reading online reviews are your best option.
I have to be honest, I am one to do my research on absolutely anything. Whatever I am in need of purchasing, I am constantly seeking reviews from others, people I know and complete strangers. So why should selling your home be any different?
Do you have any house selling tips?