Preparing Your Home For Listing

Accentuate the positives and eliminate the negatives (sounds like a song!)

Date:

10-Jul-2019

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Michelle Blom

Preparing Your Home For Listing

Accentuate the positives and eliminate the negatives (sounds like a song!)




I always say to prospective sellers that first impressions are most important. Try to look at the home through the eyes of a potential buyer and identify any work that you have put off which needs to be done.

STREET APPEAL - If it looks inviting, they will take a second look and book an inspection.

Keep all lawns mowed and trimmed, keep paths and driveways swept and clear of weeds. The letterbox should be straight and number clear. Put some colourful plants in the front garden.

FRONT ENTRANCE – Wash or paint the front door, clear away any cobwebs and remove any leaf litter etc. from gutters. A new front door mat looks great and perhaps a large pot plant by the door.

APPEAL TO THE SENSES – Ok we have a neat and colourful entrance, once inside the home the first sense that greets you should be a clean and fresh aroma. Flowers, scented candles, fresh air.

Cigarette smoke, pet and food smells can destroy the chance of a sale.

The sight of clean bench tops, furniture arranged to give a sense of space and easy traffic flow from room to room appeals to buyers.

Kitchens are the focal area of the home – polish taps and appliances, keep bench tops totally free of clutter, and don’t forget the oven!

In the bathroom, clear away everything from the vanity tops, in the shower and bath – co-ordinate towels and polish mirrors.

FRESHNESS, NEATNESS AND GOOD WORKING ORDER are the main keys for maximising sales appeal.

Try to relax and continue your normal lifestyle during the selling process, let you agent now do the work!
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