Whether you are preparing your home for sale or lease, there are a few small steps (other than making sure your home is clean and clutter-free) that will give you maximum impact for minimal effort. Looks matter, and with prospective purchasers viewing many properties, you can’t afford to have a home that doesn’t present well.
First impressions count - nothing is more welcoming than an inviting entrance. Make a statement and say ‘hello’ by adding a fresh coat of paint to your entrance door in a glossy, interesting hue. Once the door is taken care of, think about the surrounds on the porch or door step. Clear away the cobwebs around the eaves and porch lights and add a new potted plant or flowering shrub to instantly lift the area.
Curb appeal - your home needs to present well from the street and grab buyer’s attention for the right reasons. Paint your front fence, replace struggling plants and update your letter box or house number so that your home is easily identified.
Let the fresh air in - your home should smell fresh and clean upon entering. If fresh air isn’t enough to eliminate odour though, choose a candle with a modest scent, you don’t want to overpower prospective buyers with hay fever inducing air sprays!
Temperature - ensure your home is a suitable temperature when conducting open homes or the like. There is nothing more consoling than stepping into a warm home on a cold winter’s day and although not a main selling point, subconsciously prospective buyers will associate the home with a feeling of comfort.
Use warm globes - cool lights can make rooms feel cold and clinical, are generally too harsh and create unflattering illumination. Switch your globes to warm to guarantee your home is shown in its best light.
Cover up - one of the easiest ways to update your home is with a lick of paint and if you want extra bang for your buck, painting is definitely the way to go. Stick to neutral hues and modern greys that won’t polarise any would be purchasers.
Don’t forget the rear yard - mowing the lawns and weeding the garden beds are a must, however think about how your exterior spaces will present. Whether you have a small rear patio or vast lawn; select outdoor furniture to suit the space so that buyers can envisage themselves utilising each area. Attend to odd jobs outside such as that piece of decking board that needs replacing or that step in need of stabilising, as purchasers will be drawn to these niggly bits and pieces.
Its a busy season coming up for selling homes here in Victoria, PIP+COOP also offer styling for Sale services and we would love to help you get your home sale ready this season!
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