What To Do Before You List

So, you’ve decided that it’s time to sell your home. You’re excited. You’re nervous. But most of all, you have no idea what to do next! Here’s a checklist to ensure you’re taking the right steps for a successful sale. 

1. Know your plan.

One of the most daunting aspects of selling your home is the ‘what’s next?’. Ask yourself the important questions; ‘am I upsizing, downsizing, or looking for something similar?’, ‘which suburbs am I interested in?’, ‘what’s my budget?’. Creating a solid plan can ease some of the pre-listing nerves and make you feel more comfortable with the process.

2. Do your research.

Before you create any expectations on the value of your home, make sure you know your area. Research the market, take into consideration the price of current listings in your area, as well as what’s recently sold and for how much. Also look into some of your fantastic surroundings, whether thats parks, schools or shopping centres. This will assist you in creating realistic financial goals before continuing with your listing.

3. Do the patch-ups.

Have a look around your home and see if there’s any work that needs to be done, being sure not to neglect the smaller details. Tending to bigger works and fixing the little things can be the difference between a buyer seeing your property as a house or a home.

3. The big clean-up.

Not as fun, but worth the hard work. Now’s the time to declutter, spring clean, freshen up paint, spend some time in the garden; the whole shebang. Making your home picture-perfect and sale ready will give a much clearer indication of what the property is worth, as well as make it appealing to potential buyers. Part of this step is detaching yourself from the home. Take the step from home to house, and focus on the exciting future ahead.

4. Style for Success

The main goal is for potential buyers to imagine themselves in your house. Remove overly-personal belongings and create light and airy spaces. Little touches like scent can also make a considerable difference. Also getting a second opinion from an estate agent or home stylist can ensure your on the right track.

5. Find your perfect agent.

Finding the right agent that listens to your needs can really make the difference when it comes to your listing, and at the end of the day, the success of your sale. Here at Aurora, we are here to serve you. We believe in a tailor-made experience just for you, focusing on your situation, wants and needs. We want to see you succeed and achieve the results you deserve, so we work hard to achieve that. It’s the process and attention to detail that leads us to success.

About Aurora Estate Agents
Aurora Estate Agents are a new breed of real estate professionals which are highly focused on their core values: integrity, accountability, transparency, client focussed and process driven. Aurora Estate Agents’ dynamic team is a collaboration of effective marketers, residential sales agents and residential leasing consultants.

South East Melbourne, which includes Berwick, Narre Warren, Beaconsfield, Clyde North, and Cranbourne is the country’s property boom hotspot. Aurora Estate Agents is perfectly positioned with a broad spectrum of property expertise to provide the best advice and skills for homeowners, investors and developers to ensure they continue to maximise growth and take advantage of existing market conditions.