TOP 10 TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME
1. LET GO
For most of us your home is the biggest asset you will have in your lifetime – You have one chance to make the most of it – be smart!
Make the mental decision to “let go” of your emotions and focus on the fact that soon this house will no longer be yours.
Picture yourself handing over the keys and envelopes containing appliance warranties to the new owners!
Say goodbye to every room.
Treat it like a business, look at it as though you are selling a car; you detail it, vacuum it, service it and get an RACV check – do the same thing when selling your home.
2. DE-PERSONALIZE & DE-CLUTTER
Pack up any personal photos and items on display.
You want buyers to imagine their personal items in your home.
Pack up knickknacks, clear kitchen counters.
Put essential items used daily in a small box that can be stored in a closet when not in use.
Clean out your garage or shed, make sure the area looks spacious, organised and clean.
3. REARRANGE CLOSETS AND CABINETS
When you open your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, linen or storage cupboards a perspective buyer does not want to see your mess!
A clean and tidy impression is a lasting impression and will give the potential buyer confidence that your home has been well looked after.
4. REMOVE/REPLACE FAVOURITE ITEMS
If you want to take window coverings, built in appliances or fixtures with you, remove them now.
Every home shows better with less furniture, rent a storage unit if needed and make sure all cluttered possessions are stowed away.
Remove furniture that blocks pathways to give the impression of larger areas.
5. MAKE MINOR REPAIRS
Replace cracked wall or floors tiles, re-grout and re-caulk bath, showers and sinks.
Patch holes in walls and fix doors that don’t close properly or jam.
Fix leaky taps or shower heads.
Re-Paint your walls neutral colours.
Replace blown light bulbs.
Clean or replace carpets and/ or re-polish floorboards.
Replace old drapes with venetians.