As the chill of winter finally fades and the days begin to get warmer, Australia’s property market gears up for one of its busiest seasons. Spring has long been considered an ideal time to sell property, bringing a fresh perspective to potential buyers along with the warmer weather. If you’re considering a spring-time sale, take a look at these tips and ideas to help showcase your property in its best light and secure an optimal sale price.
An ideal time to list and sell
One of the busiest times of year for property sales is Spring, when longer daylight hours and warmer weather typically draw out buyers and sellers alike. Historically, spring has proven to be a favourable time to list a property for sale, as homes listed in spring tend to spend fewer days on the market and often command higher sale prices compared to other seasons.
During these early warmer months, gardens and lawns tend to look their best, windows and doors can be opened to let in the fresh air, and many more buyers are in market planning to get settled in their new home before the busyness of the new school year begins.
Showcasing your home’s features
If you choose to list your home in Spring, you won’t be the only homeowner doing so. And, with more properties coming onto the market at this time of year, competition will be high. To avoid being overlooked in a busy housing market, ensure your property stands out. Here are a few ways you can do that:
- Lush landscaping: Take advantage of nature's makeover by enhancing your landscaping. Trim back overgrown shrubs, plant colourful flowers, and freshen up your lawn to create an inviting first impression.
- Let the light in: Open curtains and blinds to let natural light flood in, as a well-lit interior can make your home feel more spacious and appealing.
- Fresh paint: A fresh coat of paint on both the exterior and interior can work wonders. Stick to light, neutral colours to create a clean and modern look and a blank canvas for potential buyers.
- Outdoor living spaces: Highlight outdoor living areas by adding comfortable furniture, colourful cushions, or a small dining setup, to help potential buyers envision themselves enjoying these spaces during the warmer spring weather.
- Deep cleaning: Spring cleaning isn't just a phrase – it's an absolute necessity when selling a home. Deep clean every corner of your home, from the baseboards to the ceiling fans and everything in between!
- De-clutter and de-personalise: Help potential buyers to imagine their own lives in the space, by clearing away personal items and excess clutter, to allow them to visualise their future in your home.
- Fragrance matters: Subtle scents, such as freshly baked bread or floral arrangements, can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
- Minor repairs: Fix any minor issues, like leaky taps or squeaky doors, as these small repairs show that your home has been well-maintained.
- Professional staging: Consider professional staging to arrange furniture and decor in a way that accentuates the best features of your home.
- Professional photography: Invest in high-quality photos that capture your home's best features. Most buyers start their search online, and stunning photos can make your listing stand out from the rest.
Financial advice for the future
Spring is certainly a favourable time to sell your home in Australia, but success depends on how well you prepare and showcase your property. By following these tips, it’s possible to create an appealing and inviting environment that entices buyers while maximising your chances of securing a great sale price.
Consult with a professional mortgage broker who can help you research financing options for your next home, and help you navigate your finances through the buying and selling process. Talk to a Mortgage Express broker in your region today for financial advice that’s tailored to your unique situation and circumstances. And if you want to understand where your property sits in the market, click here.
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