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Dress Your Property For Success

Dress Your Property For Success



Preparing Your Home

While every property has good points; most have aspects that would benefit from improvement.  With a little thought and energy you can make the most of the good points and ensure you home looks its absolute best for potential purchasers.

First impressions are extremely important when selling your home and this is your chance to make sure your home stands out from the rest and makes a lasting impression.  You want people to walk away from your property already imagining themselves living there!  Here are some tips to help you when preparing your home for sale:




Removing clutter helps areas to appear more spacious and allow purchasers to visualise their belongings in your home.  Clear off everything on kitchen counters.  Think of this process as a head start on the packing you will eventually need to do anyway.  Organise cupboards and wardrobes, this says you probably take good care of the rest of the house as well.




Rent A Storage Unit


Almost every home shows better with less furniture.  Remove pieces of furniture that block paths and walkways and put them in storage.  Leave just enough furniture in each room to showcase the room’s purpose and plenty of room to move around.  You don’t want buyers scratching their heads and saying “What is this room used for?”



Hire Furniture


If your home is already empty at the time it will be showcased, you may want to consider having your home professionally 'dressed'. This involves a professional assessing your home and its interior design needs.  They will arrange furniture and a wide range of accessories including: artwork, cushions, plants, towels, & rugs to make sure your home looks its best for potential purchasers.



Make Minor Repairs


Replace cracked floor or outer tiles
Repair holes in walls
Fix leaky faucets
Fix doors that don’t close properly & kitchen drawers that jam
Consider painting your walls neutral colours, especially if you have grown accustomed to colourful walls
Replace burned-out light bulbs
Replace any worn bedspreads


Make The House Sparkle!


Wash windows inside & out
Rent a pressure washer and spray down sidewalks & exterior
Clean out cobwebs
Polish chrome faucets & mirrors
Dust furniture, ceiling fan blades & light fixtures
Replace worn rugs or simply remove
Hang up fresh towels
Clean & air any musty or pet smelling areas
Check Curb Appeal
Keep the sidewalks cleared
Mow the lawn
Paint faded window trim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tidy grounds & gardens                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Make sure visitors can clearly read your house number



The Final Check List Before Viewings:


Open blinds & curtains
Open windows to let in fresh air
Check your flower arrangements
Turn on lights
Display your best towels in the bathroom
Clean & straighten rugs
Empty rubbish bins
Pick up any clothes
Deodorise pet areas and secure pets
Vacuum & dust each room
Tidy grounds & garden