Looking for some tips/advice on what you believe sells a house..
My dad is selling his house (nsw) and it's been on the market only a few months but he was looking for a quick sale and expecting it would sell quickly. I personally think he's asking too much (has dropped the price already..) but I can't say that without getting my head bitten off.
What would turn you off a property and what's a big selling point? I understand this is so hard to say when you know nothing about this property but I'm just curious.
The house is located in a little country town, it's a historic town. The house itself is old but has been renovated (as such) it's had add ons that have been done (before my father bought it) and it's probably a bit quirky.
Do you believe a house having furniture can help sell a house or not really? It's currently not furnished.
Thanks for any question for this really basic question! Lol
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20-10-2016 12:40 #1
What sells a house?
20-10-2016 12:42 #2
I would personally have it furnished
People need to visually see what a room is used for and picture themselves living in it
I'm attracted to a great kitchen and bathroom (yes cliche) but also a non cluttered home
20-10-2016 12:46 #3
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20-10-2016 13:21 #4Senior Member
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Price is a big selling point. You know what you want and usually have a budget to stick to. If he has done up his house "quirky" it's going to only attract a certain type of person, and therefore will not sell very quickly. To sell quickly, price needs to be within range (a real estate agent should have given an accurate price range) and wall colours need to be neutral. And minimal clutter/junk. ( we own 3 homes
20-10-2016 13:27 #5
When we were looking to buy I didn't even bother looking at any houses outside of our price range so if it's priced too high then that's going to cut lots of potential buyers. Furnished is better than not so you can see how the room size actually works with furniture - I'm useless at spacial awareness so if it's empty I'm not interested. Neutral wall colours so you don't have to worry about redecorating everything straight away. Trimmed lawns, clean windows etc, uncluttered.
20-10-2016 13:35 #6
The kitchen was redone a couple of years ago. It's not exactly what I'd want other than the cupboard layout (I picked what sort of cupboards they got lol)
The bathroom would need a full Reno. It is ok but it's old and looks it. The tile colours are just yuck. Needs to be done up.
20-10-2016 13:39 #7
What sells a house?
The real estate did give him a price range and to my knowledge he has stuck to that but I think he's holding out hope for more than it's actually worth. If the house was perfect it could reach a good price but it's not perfect, there's a few bigger things that need to be done and I think they've forgotten that
The walls are a light grey (DF and I chose it when we lived there and painted lol) it was originally purple
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20-10-2016 13:46 #8
I wish he would hear me out about furniture. He is having someone come regularly to do the lawns etc.
20-10-2016 13:47 #9
20-10-2016 14:09 #10Senior Member
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What were the prices of the houses sold compared to his? What is the RE agent like?
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