For Sale to Sold – How to Sell Your Home Faster

Selling your home can be as daunting as it is exciting. At David Burr, we understand that a swift sale at the right price is paramount but achieving this can be easier said than done.

Posted: June 7, 2024



For Sale to Sold – How to Sell Your Home Faster

The housing market is full of mixed signals – interest rates are predicted to drop, making mortgages more affordable, and wage growth is healthy, but property supply is up and annual growth is minimal. The following advice is designed to navigate through what can be a confusing landscape and achieve timely results to help you move, so here are some expert tips to help you sell your home faster.

First impressions count

The first view of your home, whether online or in person, can make or break a potential sale. Start with enhancing your home’s curb appeal. A neat garden, a clean driveway, and a fresh front door can create an inviting atmosphere. Many would be buyers do a drive-by before even booking a viewing. Inside, declutter and depersonalise spaces to allow potential buyers to imagine themselves living there. Consider hiring a professional cleaner to ensure your home is spotless.

Set the right price

Pricing your home correctly from the start is crucial. Too high, and you risk alienating buyers; too low, and you may not get the home’s worth. At David Burr, we use detailed market analysis and our extensive local knowledge to set a price that is both competitive and fair, maximising your chances of a prompt sale at a realistic price.

Effective marketing

Your property’s online presence is vital. High-quality photos and a compelling description can significantly increase viewing numbers. We invest in professional photography and carefully craft property descriptions that emphasise your home’s best features. Moreover, we utilise a mix of traditional and digital marketing strategies to reach a broad audience, from property listings on popular portals to social media campaigns.

Prepare for viewings

Be flexible with viewings

To sell your home to its best, you need to be accommodating to potential buyers. Being flexible with viewing times, including evenings and weekends, increases the likelihood of more people seeing your property. Our teams coordinate all viewings, ensuring that each one is conducted at a convenient time for you and the prospective buyer.

Prepare for viewings

Each viewing is an opportunity to sell your home. Prepare by ensuring the house is tidy and well-lit. During colder months, having the heating on makes the home feel warm and welcoming. During warmer months, show how you keep your property cool and facilitate a smooth flow from inside to out and make your outside space welcoming. We recommend you allow our experienced agents to conduct the viewings and pop out while we are in attendance to give viewers the best opportunity to look around uninhibited.

Address any quick fixes

Minor repairs and improvements can go a long way in making your home more appealing. Fix leaky taps, replace broken lightbulbs, and apply a fresh coat of paint where necessary. These small touches can make a significant difference in how potential buyers perceive your property.

Stay informed and responsive

Stay informed and responsive

Throughout the selling process, stay informed about the market and feedback from viewings. Being responsive to feedback and willing to make adjustments, whether in pricing or property presentation, can significantly speed up the sale process. Our team ensures you are regularly updated and provides expert advice on any necessary changes.

Choose the right estate agent

Choosing an estate agent with a solid track record and a deep understanding of the local market is essential. At David Burr, we pride ourselves on our professionalism, market knowledge, and commitment to achieving the best outcome for our clients. Our tailored approach means your property sale is in expert hands.

Contact us today to discuss how we can help you sell your property faster.


Posted: June 7, 2024   •   Posted in: General News


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