Brighter Selling

Ready, set, sell: #8 tips for a speedy sale

by Karleen Jentz, Copywriter 28 April 2017

Every vendor hopes for a quick sale, it’s a great relief to get that magic asking price at your first open home. But why does a quick sale happen for some and not others?

There are a range of factors that can influence your sale time. As we reported earlier this month, location can have a huge effect, with homes in local ‘burbs like Everton Park, Chermside West and Stafford Heights flying out the door in just over a month.

But whether you’re in a speed-selling suburb or an in-it-for-the-long-haul locale, there are things you can do to maximise your chance of getting the fastest sale possible.

Try these #7 tips:

  1. Be realistic about your pricing. Set it too high and you’ll be waiting for a pay day that might never arrive.
  2. Make your house look like a show home with professional photographs, highlighting its best features and inviting buyers to turn up in droves.
  3. Market your home wisely. Talk to you agent about who is likely to buy your home (an investor or a young family?) and make sure your online or print advertising is pitched to your target market.
  4. Give your home a makeover inside and out, freshening up paint and tidying up gardens can give your home an instant lift.
  5. Keep it clean, de-cluttered and neutralize overly personal décor so potential buyers can see themselves living in your home.
  6. Superstitious? Try scattering coins around the living room as they do in the Philippines or place the lucky number 7 in your asking price.
  7. Religious? Try the St Joseph Home Seller kit, available on Amazon (seriously!) and tap into a long tradition of praying to the father of Jesus and husband of Mary to bless you with a sale.

After your own speedy sale? Book a valuation or talk to us about selling.