12 Feb What is Home Pre Sale Preparation
Selling your home can be an exciting and challenging time. there are the prospect of moving into your new dream home, selling up your old house and hopefully making a few bucks along the way! Like everyone selling their home you want to ensure you’re getting the best price possible for your pride and joy. Getting customers to see the value in the updates, renovations or changes you’ve made to your home isn’t always straightforward and real estate agents will always be looking at getting the quickest, best price sale which doesn’t always translate to the best price for you.
It’s important to understand what’s beneficial to look at when considering selling your home so having a pre-sale preparation plan can reduce the stress of deciding on what you should and shouldn’t update, change, renovate or replace in your home before you put it on the market for sale.
What are the different kinds of pre-sale preparation?
When we talk about pre-sale preparation there are many different types you might come across in your research. To save you getting puzzled by the various definitions, we’ve outlined a few different types of pre-sale preparations you will hear about when it comes to selling homes.
Home staging is the process of dressing or presenting your home with furniture, mirrors, flowers, fruit, baskets, plants and a variety of other elements to bring a central theme and mood to your home that makes it inviting, appealing and will give your home a ‘soul’ that buyers connect to and ultimately want to purchase.
Home staging is a professional service that makes up a part of pre-sale preparation and can help your home sell for a higher value and more quickly than if left as is.
Cleanup and Declutter
This is probably most people’s idea of pre-sale preparation before selling a home. This includes decluttering your home of all those unneeded items like knick-knacks, posters off walls, stuff that should be in storage, etc. Many people like to cleanup around the home by getting rid of mouldy spots, replacing damaged screens on doors, applying a coat of paint to patches, gurneying driveways, etc. This is an important part of making sure your home is presentable before putting it on the market and can usually be done as a DIY project.
This is where our services come into play. Pre-sale renovations is the process of renovating a home or elements of a home to create a positive sale price when selling the home. This could involve renovating kitchens, bedrooms, patios, verandahs, landscaping or all of them together. Typically these services can make a considerable difference to the sale price of the home, however there is an element of investment and time when looking at pre-sale renovations, but when done properly, the payoff can be considerable.
What’s the benefit of presale preparations?
Put simply, the point of presale preparations is to give your home the best chance at getting a quick sale for the best price. That’s really what it comes down to. Some people put in a lot of effort in their pre sale preparations and renovate multiple elements of their home, get repairs and upgrades done and have a complete home staging makeover. Typically these types of people understand this process requires patience and investment but will see the benefits when it comes time to sell.
Other people want to sell their home as fast as possible as they need to move quickly for family or personal reasons so the fastest result for a good price is what they’re looking for.
Yet other customers are DIYers and are happy to take on the responsibility of repairs and upgrades themselves whilst getting in a professional to provide the ‘finishing touches’ a home requires to get it ready for sale.
There are many different benefits to home presale preparations, it really depends on the outcome you’re looking to achieve, your budget, timeframe and overall approach to selling your home.
What results can be expected from house presale preparation?
This all depends on the amount you wish to spend. If you have your house staged, but there are lots of structural issues, old, tired appliances and the overall structure of the house is run down, that’s not going to make your home shine when it comes time to convincing customers yours is the home to buy.
Conversely you can have all new paint, renovations and wonderful new carpets, etc, but if your backyard is an overgrown mess and there is clutter everywhere making the house look messy, that’s not going to put forth your home’s best assets.
If you invest smartly with quality home renovations, home staging services and the right real estate agent, customers can expect a return on investment in the tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands depending on the work done.
Is presale preparation only for homes?
Not at all. We’ve worked on townhouses, entire apartment blocks, single units and even commercial properties. If there is renovation work required in any form, there’s a good chance we’re the right company to complete the work for you.
If you would like to know more about presale preparation for selling homes – particularly if you require renovations, repairs or updates to your home, speak to us on 0481 536 900 and we’d be happy to talk with you about your requirements.