Top Tips for Preparing for a 2023 Property Sale

Are you thinking about selling in 2023? If so, planning to sell earlier rather than later in the year could be your best strategy. Not only are buyers generally more motivated at the start of a new year, but in the current climate of rising interest rates, you are more likely to harness potential buyers’ maximum buying power to secure your desired price.

Make any necessary repairs – Take a close look around your property for any faults and damages that can easily be repaired. Changing old fixtures such as lights, door handles and tapware can make a place seem newly updated. Buyers want to know the home has been well looked after, so time to get onto those fiddly small jobs you’ve repeatedly been putting off.

Give the home a refresh – Focus on key areas such as kitchens and bathrooms – these are the spaces we know sell homes! If you have a unique colour scheme or retro wallpaper, add a fresh coat of paint, opting for a neutral palette such as whites and greys. Not only will this help the property to feel bigger, brighter and accentuate its best features, it will also help buyers imagine themselves living there.

Up your curb appeal – There’s good reason they say first impressions count. When prepping your home for sale, look at the façade and garden through a buyers’ lens. Is it well-manicured? Does it need a fresh coat of paint? It’s time to get your hands dirty.

Get the family involved – Many hands make light work. Get older kids involved in sorting through their things, encouraging them to donate anything they are no longer using. In general, buyers prefer viewing a property as a blank canvas they can put their own stamp on.

Understanding your local market is crucial when selling a property. Those considering selling their home in the new year should start their research early and engage an agent who deeply understands the local market and buyer behaviour. Speaking to well-regarded local agents will help you understand the best approach to selling your property, and provide realistic insight in to how prices are moving. This process can be daunting.

Speak to local Belle property Agent, Carolyn Wheatley today for a confidential and personal approach – 0407 120 483