08 September 2023 / 5 min read
Tips for Selling Your Property
When it comes to selling your property, making a lasting impression on potential buyers is key. To ensure a successful sale, you need to present your home in the best possible light. In this blog post, we’ll share our top tips to help you maximize your property’s appeal and increase its market value. From decluttering to enhancing key areas like the kitchen and bathroom, these tips will guide you through the process of selling your home for top dollar.
Make that first impression count
Spruce up the outside. The exterior of your property is the first thing buyers see; we need to make a positive impression. Start by maintaining your garden, mowing the lawn, raking leaves, and removing any clutter. Ensure your front fence is clean and functional. Clean the front door and walls, sweep the porch, replace the doormat, and remove cobwebs. Finally, clean all exterior windows to enhance curb appeal.Get an appraisal
Clearing and cleaning
Unveil space by clearing the clutter.
Don’t underestimate the power of decluttering! By putting more items in cupboards or stored in the garage, you can create a clear and inviting space. This will help buyers envision themselves living in your home. Think kitchen appliances such as blenders in the pantry, kid’s toys packed into a toy box, newspapers, magazines and books away. Many vendors take this as an opportunity to sell or donate items they no longer need and begin packing for their move. If you have too many items to fit neatly at home, you may want to consider offsite storage.
Consider a fresh coat of paint.
Start by sugar soaping the walls, notice do they look fresh and bright? If so, great! If they still look a bit stained or worn you may want to consider a fresh coat of paint. Neutral paint tones create a fresh and clean aesthetic, making rooms feel larger and brighter. Choose classic colour combinations, avoiding trendy choices that might quickly go out of style.
Create a bright and welcoming atmosphere.
Natural light can dramatically transform the ambiance of a home. Wash windows inside and out, open curtains and blinds to allow sunlight to flood the rooms. Mirrors can also help create a sense of spaciousness, particularly in rooms without windows. A nice smelling home is comforting and inviting, whilst you could bake cookies the morning of an open, an air freshener works just as well.
A clean and well-maintained bathroom is a must-have for potential buyers. Start by paying attention to the shower and bath area, ensuring the tiles are clean and free of grime. Re-grouting can work wonders to restore the tiles’ appearance. Address any mould issues and consider updating older/outdated fittings and fixtures to give your bathroom a more contemporary feel.
Enhance your kitchen.
Like bathrooms, a clean and well-kept kitchen will be appreciated by buyers. Start with a deep clean of the stove, rangehood and oven. Wipe all benches and cabinetry. If your kitchen needs some extra TLC. Instead of investing in a costly renovation, consider budget-friendly options to enhance its appearance. Simple changes like a fresh coat of paint and replacing worn cabinet doors or handles can significantly improve the overall look and feel of your kitchen.
Create a bright and welcoming atmosphere
Natural light can dramatically transform the ambiance of a home. Wash windows inside and out, open curtains and blinds to allow sunlight to flood the rooms.
Mirrors can also help create a sense of spaciousness, particularly in rooms without windows. A nice smelling home is comforting and inviting, whilst you could bake cookies the morning of an open, an air freshener works just as well.
Take care of the little things.
If there are any unfinished tasks lingering, now is the time to tackle them. This removes the objection from buyers that ‘the property needs work’ and therefore they offer a lower price.
Have a professional photographer capture your home in its best light. You’ll be surprised at how much better your house can look with the right lighting and framing in the pictures. Great photos will invite more people to your open house.
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