Get Your Home Ready For Sale in 7 Easy Steps
1. You need to allow potential buyers to visualise themselves living in your home, and the easiest place to start is by disassociating yourself from it. You need to create an inviting environment where they can envision their belongings. Achieve this by de-cluttering and de-personalising. Take down that beloved photograph of great Aunty June, pack away your kids sporting trophies and get rid of the dog bed.
Consider storing your personal possessions in a storage facility. Not only will this unclutter and de-personalise the space, it makes for less pre-inspection cleaning.
2. That comfy armchair might be one of your most prized possessions but realistically consider if it suits the space. You may want to think about employing a stylist to help you stage the property, or discuss options with your real estate agent who may be able to give you styling guidance.
Consider whether or not you need to simply tidy up and move things around or purchase/rent new items to lift each space.
Don’t forget to add a few new accessories. A stylish throw, pillow or even just s simply pot plant can add a real splash of and life to a room.
3. A great floor plan will attract a wider range of buyers but particularly if you own an older property, your floor plan may no longer suit modern living. You may not want to, or be able to make structural changes but you should do your best to create a sense of flow in the home. Achieve this by keeping doors open and making sure hallways are clear and well lit.
4. Giving your home a fresh lick of paint is a quick, easy and affordable way to really freshen it up. Stick to neutral tones and consider working with a consultant or interior designer to pick which will suit the space and have widest appeal to the modern buyer.
5. OK, this might sound really obvious but it’s really important. Make sure the house is thoroughly cleaned inside and out, and don’t forget the windows.
6. A tidy, well maintained garden is a huge asset to a home. Tidy up garden beds with a new covering of mulch, remove weeds and dead plants, trim overhanging trees and consider painting old fences.
7. If you’ve taken the time to maintain and care for your home, let potential buyers know.
Present them with a list of what you’ve done to look after the property, include important but often unseen items such as cooling/heating, roof repairs, water tanks, plumbing and electrical works etc.
Place this valuable information in a prominent position during inspections as it will give potential buyers confidence & should contribute to the value of your home.
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