With over 15,000 properties on the market in Perth and only approximately 2,000 changing hands each month sellers must ensure their property presents as well as possible to be a chance of getting on the buyer shopping list according to RE/MAX WA Managing Director, Geoff Baldwin.
“Buyers still have many homes to choose from in the current market that they are quick to eliminate any property that has obvious defects or that is not presented at its best”, Mr Baldwin said.
“On the rare occasions when buyers are making offers on badly presented properties they are tending to come in very low and are reluctant to increase from their initial offer.
“Sub standard presentation is an invitation for a low offer or no offer at all.
“Sellers should focus on the condition of paint, carpets, flyscreens, etc and outside lawns are gardens should be trimmed, mowed and weed free.
“Crystal clean windows cost nothing but can make a huge difference as can rearranging furniture and ensuring the property in not cluttered making it look smaller or untidy.
“A day or two spent working on the property to eliminate objections before it goes to market can make a huge difference to inquiry levels and ultimately, the sale price.
“Intending sellers can boost their chances of a successful sale by ordering a copy of the free best selling guide, “How To Sell Your Home For More” at www.hottipsforsellers.com for which RE/MAX are the accredited distributors”.
“This book has now sold over 110,000 copies worldwide and is full of easy to follow hints and tips for achieving a good price in a shorter time in all market conditions”, Mr Baldwin said.