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Prepare to Sell in 2024

As we look towards 2024, now is the perfect time to prepare your home for sale. Start by understanding the true worth of your property with an appraisal.

Utilise Marshall White’s six decades of unrivalled experience, knowledge and results, and allow our team of experts to help you uncover your home’s current value and ensure you’re poised for a successful summer outcome.

Contact your local Marshall White team for an appraisal today.

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As summer energises the property market, seize this moment to prepare your home for selling. With limited stock available and recent interest rate holds, buyer confidence has been restored. Ready your home now to lead the market, tapping into summer’s allure and drawing the attention of Marshall White’s network of active and motivated buyers.

By choosing Marshall White, you invest in sixty years of unrivalled experience, local knowledge, and results, setting us apart in the prestige property market. As your selling partner, we are committed to expertly guiding you through every step of your property journey to achieve your desired sales outcome.

The distinction of Marshall White resonates in our reputation as the leading prestige property agency across Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. Our legacy is further amplified by our vast database of over 500,000 potential buyers. Our extensive network, together with our unwavering pursuit of real estate excellence, defines the Marshall White difference.

As we approach 2024, preparing your property for sale is a crucial process that begins well before listing it on the market. Selling your home is not just about putting a ‘For Sale’ sign up; it’s about strategic preparation to ensure you receive the best possible return on your investment. Here’s a comprehensive guide to getting your property sale-ready for 2024.

Step 1: Obtain a current appraisal

The first step in preparing your property for sale is getting an appraisal. This will provide you with an accurate gauge of your home’s current market value. An appraisal is more than just a number; it’s a vital tool in setting a realistic price, understanding your local market, and determining any improvements that could enhance your property’s value.

Step 2: Minor repairs and renovations

Once you have an appraisal, the next step is to look at your property through the eyes of potential buyers. Minor repairs and renovations can make a significant difference in how your property is perceived. Addressing issues like chipped paint, leaking taps, or creaky doors/floorboards can greatly improve the overall appeal of your home.

Consider updating areas that have the most impact on buyers, such as kitchens and bathrooms. These don’t need to be extensive remodels; even small updates like new cabinet hardware, modern light fixtures, or a fresh coat of paint can transform these spaces.

Step 3: Declutter and depersonalise

A cluttered house can make spaces look smaller and less appealing. Decluttering is a simple yet effective way to make your home more presentable. This includes removing personal items like family photos and mementos, which helps potential buyers envision themselves in the space.

Step 4: Professional staging

Professional staging is a powerful tool in real estate. It involves arranging furniture and decor to showcase your home’s best features. Property stylists understand how to create inviting atmospheres that appeal to a broad range of buyers. Marshall White can connect you with professional staging services to ensure your property is presented in its most attractive and marketable state.

Step 5: Landscaping and kerb appeal

First impressions count, and the exterior of your home is the first (and last) thing potential buyers will see. Simple landscaping, such as pruning, mulching, and planting flowers or evergreen trees, can significantly boost kerb appeal. Ensure your home’s exterior is clean and well-maintained, from the driveway to the front door.

Step 6: Professional photography

High-quality photos are essential for attracting buyers, especially in digital listings. Professional photographers know how to capture your home in the best light, highlighting its key features. Investing in quality professional photography can make a substantial difference in how your property is perceived online.

Partner with the right agent

An experienced agent can guide you through the entire process, from appraisal to closing. They can provide valuable advice on market trends, optimal strategies, effective marketing approaches, and negotiation techniques to help you secure the best possible deal for your property. Marshall White’s team of experienced agents is committed to helping you achieve the best outcome in your 2024 property sale, with the least amount of stress.

Preparing your property for sale is a journey, and taking these steps will ensure your home stands out in the 2024 market. With the right preparation and support, you can look forward to a successful sale.

Reach out to your local Marshall White team today to request an appraisal.