Summer is the Season to Sell

Request an appraisal and maximise your property value this summer

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Discover how to get your house market-ready and unlock the potential of your home.

As spring becomes a thing of the past, the warmer weather of summer brings out more than just sunnier dispositions. It invites potential buyers onto the streets and into open homes across Victoria. Bringing over a decade of experience in selling premium real estate, Marshall White Directors Oliver Bruce and Nicole French explain why summer is the ultimate time to sell. 

Buyers are more willing to venture out to view new properties and sunnier days are encouraging more inspections and viewings.

So what’s the first step to selling your property this summer? Nicole emphasises always beginning your process with a complimentary appraisal. “Not only is it important to understand the market value of your property, but the end-to-end process involved in getting your home ready to sell.”

Whether you’re the buyer or the vendor, we pride ourselves on getting the best outcome for all. Importantly, we ensure collaboration from start to finish.”
Oliver Bruce Marshall White Director

Primed with insights and expertise, you can be confident speaking to a Marshall White agent, knowing they’ll equip you with the right advice on what potential buyers are looking for, and home styling recommendations to appeal to your target market during the appraisal process. 

Here are Nicole and Oliver’s top three tips to get the most out of this summer selling season:

Have an appraisal done as soon as possible.
This means you’ll have an adequate amount of time to prepare your home for eager buyers, all while saving you from unnecessary stress down the line and improving your chances of achieving the best possible outcomes. You'll also be connected with key contacts who specialise in readying homes for sale.
Remember first impressions count.
From the streetscape to the front fence, to the scent of your home which research shows should be neutral, it all adds up and creates an elevated experience for potential buyers. Engage professionals to ensure your home is in peak condition.
Ensure consistency across the look and feel of your home.
A cohesive style is paramount when it comes to getting your home market-ready for premium buyers. Ensure that the artwork, furniture and interior style matches the exterior as this will create more excitement and aspiration for buyers.
Insider insight: With trade shortages and supply prices increasing, buyers are looking seriously at homes where little renovation is required.
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You want as many people as possible to walk through your home and envision themselves living there."
Nat Wheeler - Norsu Interiors

When it comes to getting your home market-ready, attention to detail is paramount. We spoke to expert interior stylists, Norsu Interiors, to bring you the best styling tips to get your home market-ready this summer. They recommend decluttering as the first step. Think seriously about what you need versus what items are taking up unnecessary space and make honest decisions on what you can live without. Alternatively, hire a professional organiser to make the process even smoother. 

A professional cleaner is always going to get professional results. From the exterior, to the window panes, to the oven and vents, your home should be polished at every corner. This will make the selling process as easy and seamless as possible for you. 

Then, it’s time to style your home. To bring out the best your home has to offer, Norsu share their three tips for styling your home for sale:

Invest your money in the right places
Invest your money into pieces that are versatile, and that can move with you to your next home. Updated cushions, styling accessories and pieces of artwork are a great way to inject personality into a space.
Calm and neutral colour palette
You want as many people as possible to walk through your home and envision themselves living there. We recommended sticking to a calm, neutral colour palette as this will appeal to as many buyers as possible.
Add greenery
Greenery is a great way to bring life and vibrancy to a space. Indoor plants and fresh flowers will be your best friend!
Why you should discover the potential value of your property.
1. Understand the value of your property.
2. Learn ways to prepare your home for sale.
3. Connect to our network of tradesmen that specialise in getting your home market-ready.
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