Preparing your home for sale
We will guide you through this stage. We’ll take care of coordinating cleaners, gardeners, and top tradespeople at your request to create the best first impression possible. We’re also able to offer valuable recommendations on how to improve your property to maximise results. Here are some things to think about:
- Fix faults
Let buyers see the best features of your property by giving your home that well-kept look. Clean the walls, floors and skirting and marks on the carpet or around light switches. Repair defects that can annoy buyers such as dripping taps, sticking doors, and loose tiles.
- A Fresh Coat Of Paint
If you can afford it, a fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference. Stick to light neutral colours it can really bring your space to life. Keep walls simple and elegant with just a couple of styled prints or wall hangings.
Clutter makes it difficult for buyers to imagine themselves in their new home – so it’s vital surfaces, nooks and crannies are clean. Buyers love good storage so remove all unnecessary items you’ve accumulated and highlight the storage within your property. Simplicity is key.
- For the Senses
Adding in greenery or fresh flowers creates a welcoming feel to any room. Placing tasteful and considered arrangements throughout your home is an attractive, effective way of enhancing your property and help bring the outside in. Refresh your house and remove any bad or strong odours. Candles, diffusers or even freshly baked goods with help create that homely feel. During inspections, if you have pets, take them with you as they can deter your potential buyers.
Clean the entire kitchen with special attention to food preparation areas like the sink, stove, oven and grill. Make sure all open food products are out of sight, clean shelves thoroughly and arrange stored goods attractively.
- Lounge room
Keeping things minimal and clean will make your lounge look spacious. Make sure the room is spotless and free from clutter. Pay attention to the top of the entertainment area and bookshelves. Make sure everything is free from dust and cords are out of sight. Adding some scatter cushions and a throw will help soften the room.
Neat rooms look larger, so tidy up the bedroom for a spacious appearance. Keep drawers and wardrobe doors closed and keep bedside tables free of personal item. Fresh, clean sheets are a must but avoid busy patterns on duvet covers.
Bright and clean bathrooms are a selling point for many houses, so it pays to double check your bathroom. Make sure the bathroom is free of mildew, remove personal items and use a lightly scented room atomizer to make sure the bathroom smells fresh and inviting.
Invite buyers in with a bright welcoming home. Keep your lawn trimmed and edged and flower beds cultivated. Windows should be sparkling. Remove leaves from paths and verandas.
- Leave the house
Avoid being present at the inspections – potential buyers may feel crowded and uncomfortable. It’s best not to accompany the prospect or sales agent during inspections.