Six tips to sell your home this summer.
Summer is a great time to sell a Gold Coast home. The weather is great and the tourists are in town looking for a dream home or a great investment. Your local expert agent, Joe Farr from Platinum Properties, has a few great tips to maximise your sale price this summer.
1 – Pick the right inspection times. It’s important to get the times right as people get busy during the ‘silly season’. Avoid times when people are more likely to be doing their Christmas shopping or attending parties. It’s also usually better to have morning inspections before it gets too hot, or evening inspections to show off views & entertaining areas. If you’re on the canals, try to work around the high tides.
2 – Look after the garden
Make sure to keep the lawns green & the gardens tidy. If you’re landscaping before selling, make sure to choose plants that are most suitable for the summer heat & humidity. And be sure to keep the leaves under control with a quick sweep before inspections.
3 – Focus on the outdoor space
Highlight the entertaining areas of your home, particularly outdoors. Furnish the outdoor areas nicely, pressure clean the paving, make sure the pool is sparkling, and maybe even fire up the BBQ for an open home.
4 – Take advantage of natural light
If it’s not too hot, open the windows to get some fresh air through the home, and open the blinds & curtains. Natural light will make your rooms feel more spacious, as well as show off views. If natural light isn’t an option, make sure all of your lights are working and install nice bright globes.
5 – Stay cool
In our hot, humid summers, there’s nothing better than walking into a cool, air conditioned home. Make sure your air conditioners are serviced and working well, and turn them on a good 30 minutes before an inspection to get the home to a comfortable temperature. Set out come cool water, juice or iced tea for the buyers to enjoy.
6 – And call Joe Farr!
Before you go on the market, call your local expert agent to come & give you some personalised advice. Joe has been selling on the northern Gold Coast for over 15 years and knows what buyers like to see when they’re buying in our spectacular area. You also need to make sure to pick an agent who has exceptional negotiation skills and a team of marketing experts to find the best buyers.
Record breaking prices don’t happen by accident, even in this booming market. Skill & strategy is required, and Joe’s team have a structured system to get you the best possible result. To find our more, call Joe Farr at Platinum Properties on 0413 949 455