Preparing Your Home For Sale
When selling your home, it is best to create a warm, welcoming ambience, while still leaving space for prospective buyers to imagine their future lives in your property. Presenting your property in the best possible light will improve the value of your asset and therefore achieve a higher selling price. Here are some tips to help you along the way.
Give your home a deep clean
You want your property to look in its best condition when it is on the market. Give it a thorough clean, both inside and out. Dusty walls and dirty surfaces can be an instant turn-off for prospective buyers, so it is important to have every area of the house looking sparkling clean. Whether you put on your rubber gloves or hire the professionals, a clean and tidy home is a must. Do not forget to remove the cobwebs off ceilings and walls, and to polish your appliances to make the house extra shiny.
Declutter your home
Stage your home to look its best! Sort and declutter your belongings and present your home as neat and tidy as possible. First impression is important. Pack up your collectibles, move around your furniture and throw in some decorations. Keep every area neat and simple. Just leave enough accessories to give the home a personal touch. The idea is to let the buyers imagine themselves living in your property. Do not forget your front and backyard. Keep your driveways and walkways clear. Trim your lawn and clean out any weeds will also leave a positive impression to potential buyers.
Put on a fresh coat of paint
A fresh coat of paint will give your home a new, clean look. Always stick to neutral colours like whites, light greys or tans. Neutral or light colours can make a huge difference in the way a potential buyer perceives the space.
Let there be light
Let in the natural light by opening up blinds and/or pulling back curtains. A bright and light-filled room will always create a positive image in the buyers’ mind. Add some lamps or install new lights to make a room seem more spacious. Remember to use warm white light bulbs as slightly yellow or amber tone can create a cozy, relaxing setting to attract buyers.
Organise your wardrobe
Storage spaces are a huge selling point. Pack up your off-season clothes and clean out any excess items in your drawers. Organise your storage areas to demonstrate the most efficient use of space. They should look as though there is still room to put more.
Do a Faux renovation
A full-scale renovation is not always needed, unless your property is extremely dated. You can freshen up your home by modernising with a few low-cost upgrades. For example, re-siliconing your bathrooms, replacing rusty door hinges with shiny ones, or swapping out old light fittings for more contemporary ones. These little tweaks can make a huge difference to its look and feel, which will increase your property value.
Bring nature inside
Not only to purify the air, plants can also make a space feel happier and healthier. Set your dining table with one to two small plants; Place a few potted herbs in your kitchen; Put some leafy floor plants to fill empty space created by missing furniture or décor pieces. These green goodies are your perfect friends to warm your home up and to create a sense of everyday comfort with potential buyers.
Take a deep breathe
A great real estate agent is very important when selling your home. Square Real Estate is your go-to agent as we will take your stress off. Sit back and relax. Our agents are well-trained and highly experienced and will offer you the best real estate services throughout Queensland. Contact us today and we will walk with you through everything you need.
Selling your home is a significant milestone, and by following these guidelines, you can maximise its appeal and achieve the best outcome. We’re here to support you every step of the way as you embark on this exciting chapter in your life. Don’t hesitate to reach out and start your journey today!