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How to get a head start on selling your home in 2023

3 January 2023 | Insights Team

Feeling revitalised and ready to tackle your New Year’s resolution to sell your home and buy your dream home? Here’s how to get a head start.

Pick a date

When would you like to sell your home? Make a note of the date and work towards this goal. Give yourself enough time to prepare. Selling a home involves a number of moving parts, which you will need to coordinate.

Compile a list of repairs

We know you are already thinking about living in your new home, but when you look around your current one, you realise there are probably some repairs and maintenance that should be completed before you list your home, so that you can achieve an optimal sale price.

List everything you can do yourself and note down what you will need to outsource. Plan how you will get to your goal and be very realistic, particularly about your budget.

Get your home sale-ready

Tackle that list of repairs as soon as you can. Focus on the things that will make the biggest difference. Then do a deep home clean – interior and exterior. Involve the whole family – this is an exciting time!

Clutter be gone

Decluttering from time to time is always a good thing, but when you want to sell your home, it becomes a more pressing matter.

Clear away the clutter to create a feeling of more light and space in your home. Buyers imagine themselves living in a home and a sparkling clean, fresh, light and airy space will be far more appealing than a cluttered one. Don’t forget to put your personal items and valuables safely away.

Have you decided to donate some items? Know that your well-loved items will find a happy home with someone else who will love them too.

Mandate the right agent and agency

Mandating the right agent is key to a successful sale. Choose someone with a strong track record of success, who knows your area well and has sold multiple homes in it. An experienced property practitioner is someone who is skilled at offering you guidance, negotiating with buyers on your behalf and navigating you through your property journey.

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Insights Team

We're the "thinking arm" of Leadhome, combining expertise in data analysis, modelling, sociology, geography, and philosophy to interrogate current trends in the South African residential property market. Proudly contemplative since 2015.

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