Preparation before selling

Preparation before selling
21-05-2020

Thinking of listing your home for sale?

Before listing any home, you’d be wise to take a few simple steps to ensure your home is in the best position possible. A few small home staging touches can go a long way in making a fantastic first impression, which is key for any new buyer considering your place as their own.

 

Below are 7 easy steps (more info click here from Daniel Mazzei at Mazzei Homes)

 

1. Spring Clean

Sounds simple, but a spotless home will allow new buyers to focus on the potential life they could have in the space, rather than the flecks of mould on the bathroom ceiling.

“Decluttering and cleaning both inside and out is possibly the most important thing you could do,” says Daniel.

“Taking out any personal items can make the home feel more spacious and create a neutral canvas for buyers to imagine their own personalities in any space.”

 

2. A fresh coat of paint

“Repainting boldly coloured walls or simply sprucing up what’s already there allows buyers to focus on the spaces themselves instead of the colour of the walls,” says Daniel.

While you may love your hot pink kitchen, sometimes sticking to neutral colours such as whites, tans and greys are the safest options when it comes to adding value and attracting interest.  

 

3. Open the windows

Nothing makes a room feel more spacious than oodles of natural light, says Daniel.

“Bright and light-filled rooms can work wonders for any small or narrow spaces, making them look bigger and more inviting.

“Sometimes adding a lamp or installing new lights into dim areas can make all the difference.”

 

4. Replace old fixtures and fittings

“It’s not always viable to do full renovations before an auction day, but changing up the small things, such as the taps in the kitchen and bathrooms, can make an old space feel new again,” says Daniel.

 

5. Rearrange and repurpose

You know your home best, but sometimes a fresh perspective can help you see a whole new purpose for the rooms in your home.

“Rethinking the purpose of a room can help buyers visualise how different spaces could be used.

 

6. Curb appeal

First impressions are everything, and it doesn’t matter how beautiful your abode appears on the inside if the exterior resembles something of a hot mess.

“Taking the time to mow the lawns, plant some flowers or even paint the fence or facade where needed can make all the difference.”

 

7. Warm it up

The steps above will help your home appear the perfect blank canvas for potential buyers, but you don’t want your place to feel cold and sterile as a result.

A smattering of lush finishing touches will help breathe some life into the space once more, plus, it’s a fun exercise for you!