1. Update your advertisement
If your listing and marketing details remain unchanged for months on end, your potential buyers will notice. Photos are one of the most important ways for a purchaser to connect with your property so be sure to keep the advertisement looking fresh by updating the photos regularly.
2. Give your property a mini-makeover
A spring clean can make a huge difference. De-clutter and make the most of your space – every room needs to be tidied and non-essential items are best to be stored away. Carpet cleaning can also help make a home look more inviting. And finally, look at low cost, quick facelifts. Minor changes like a new coat of paint or some attractive plants in the garden can make the world of difference. Be sure not to over-capitalise when you carry out makeovers – the purpose of the mini-makeover is to sell the property quicker, not to increase the asking price of the
3. Change your price
The most important factors that you can control are presentation and price. If you have done all you can to improve the presentation of the property then the price is the next factor to consider. In a down market, price is very sensitive, and even a small price variation can stop an
interested buyer from lodging an enquiry. Do some research and be honest about the price. Check on how your property measures up against similar properties in the area – it is far better to be competitive and achieve a quick sale rather than waiting and hoping for an unachievable price while the property sits vacant and bills come in.
4. Take a break from the market
If you are not prepared to lower the price on the property as a last
resort you might consider leasing the property for a few months and then re-listing for sale in a stronger market which gives you an
opportunity to present to a fresh new group of purchasers.