It’s time to ‘Marie Kondo’ your space! Removing the clutter will make your home feel larger and more appealing.
Think carefully about expensive renovations – you don’t want to over-capitalise! Before tackling big jobs like a new kitchen, carpet or bathroom, look at areas that can increase the sale price at the lowest investment. Restaining the deck, some new curtains or door handles are small feats that could modernise the property at a cost you can make back on the sale price.
Seek advice from a valuer or agent to help you decide which actions are likely to increase the value of the property.
3. Deep Clean
Now that your home is free of clutter, it’s a good time to do a big spruce up! There’s nothing worse than going to an open home that is dirty, it will put potential buyers off straight away.
If you’re short of time, you won’t regret hiring a professional to do this for you. Approach this like spring clean – one room at a time. Polish every surface including doors, walls, sinks and taps until the whole house is gleaming. Once you’ve finished we promise it’ll be much easier to keep your place spotless on the days you’re holding open homes.
Start thinking about the house objectively as a property for sale. This will help you remove yourself emotionally from your home and will help you see it as buyers do. Talk to your agent about who is likely to be interested in your property, and think about what will appeal to them.
5. Street Appeal
First impressions are key! You want people to fall in love with your property from the moment they walk through the gate.
6. Touch-ups and repairs
Do you have a list of jobs that you’ve been putting off for years? It’s time to get the ladder out!
7. Do your research
What’s selling in your area? Attend open homes in your area and take a look at what you liked or didn’t like about those. Was there anything that put you off? Consider how you might make your open home more appealing.