How to Prepare Your Home For Sale During Lockdown

How to Prepare Your Home For Sale During Lockdown

Throughout Melbourne’s lockdown, buyers have been actively looking for properties to purchase. And for savvy sellers, this is a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of more time spent at home to prepare for a successful spring sale.

Simply follow these easy steps…

1. Request a virtual appraisal
The first step is determining how much your property could sell for in the current market. Request an appraisal from your local PhilipWebb agent by visiting https://www.philipwebb.com.au/sales-appraisal/, calling (03) 9842 1477 or emailing customerservice@philipwebb.com.au. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we cannot physically attend your home but we can conduct the appraisal remotely either via FaceTime or Zoom. The agent will summarise their findings and email you a comprehensive report on the local market along with an estimated selling price range.

2. Choose your method of sale
At present, we are selling property via online auction or private sale. Both methods are proving effective and achieving some exceptional results for our clients. Your agent will discuss with you the best option for your property in the current climate.

3. Engage a solicitor/conveyancer
Selling a property is a legal process and a complicated one at that. Hiring a solicitor or conveyancer will give you peace of mind.

4. Spruce up your home
Start looking at areas around your home that can be improved or updated. Take the time to de-clutter and deep clean, tidy gardens, refresh your decor and undertake some home maintenance. Once restrictions ease, your home will be ready for photography and open for inspections. For a comprehensive checklist and a bit of inspiration, read our Spring Selling Tips here.

5. Be ready to adapt and take advice as things change
The COVID-19 climate is unpredictable and things can change at a moment’s notice. Be prepared mentally and emotionally, and remember that your agent is there to help and will advise on the best strategy to achieve your desired result.

If you’re thinking of selling, speak to one of our property specialists today on (03) 9842 1477.