Selling Tips

Selling a property can be an important emotional transaction and the time spent preparing your home for sale can be the difference between obtaining an average price for your property and accomplishing a great price, all by following these easy and inexpensive steps.

There are 8 points on our checklist of selling tips, which will help you maximize the presentation of your home.

Tidiness A tidy home is a welcoming sign to prospective purchasers, therefore it is important to try and keep your home looking neat and as tidy as possible, de-cluttering and removing anything that doesn’t need to be in the room, fresh flowers at the dining room table can always contribute to lightening up a room.

Furniture While tidying your home, consider the impact furniture may be having on a room, rooms look smaller when they are crowded with furniture. Clear out anything that doesn’t need to be in the room to create a feeling of space and room. You may also like to consider hiring a professional staging company to come in and completely furnish and stage your property to highlight its best features. This can be particularly useful for a vacant property, or rooms that are difficult to imagine furniture in due to their size or shape.

Minor Repairs Take care of minor repairs before they become issues later. Attend to any painting (walls and doors), ensure all tap washers & plumbing is in a serviceable and satisfactory condition, and take care of any evidence of damp or moisture & gutters. A neglected property can send out negative signals to prospective purchases so it is critical that you take care of any issues to ensure your property looks the best on inspection day.

Light Ensure you let plenty of light into your home for inspections, an atmosphere of a home can be greatly improved by switching on lights and lamps prior to the arrival of prospective purchases.

Comfortable Home A warm home on a cold day or a cool home on a hot day helps to create a feeling of comfort and a relaxed atmosphere.

Gardens Create a first impression for potential buyers by ensuring your lawns and gardens are neat and tidy. Garden beds should be weeded and freshly mulched, the more you can do the more street appeal your home will have.

Odours Ensure that your home is free of any odours or strong smells such as animal smells from dogs, cigarettes, cooking and food smells. Open windows and keep these impacts to a minimum around inspection times. Burning a candle is a great idea.

Smoke Detectors Make sure your property meets current standards in respect to the presence of smoke detectors. For more information refer to www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au