Getting ready to sell

When selling your home, the experts talk about the three “P’s”: Price, Presentation and Promotion. In short, you need your property Priced accurately, Presented appealingly and Promoted appropriately. And the Presentation of your home is the one aspect you have the most control over.

In the current market it is so important to make your home stand out from the competition. Expert stylists tell us that it is often the little things that make the big difference in giving your home that “WOW” factor. You want buyers to remember your home for all the right reasons. So what can you do to make your home more appealing to a potential buyer? It’s not as difficult as you might think. If you want to get the best result, I recommend you speak with a professional stylist. They will take all the stress out of it for you and present your home in the best possible light. If you want to do it yourself, then check my top ten tips on presenting your home for sale.

You are accustomed to the sights, sounds and smells of your home, so when you think you are ready, ask a trusted friend or neighbour to come in to your home and tell you honestly what they see, hear and smell. Then you’ll know if you are really ready.

Ten tips on presenting your home for sale

 Give your front door a fresh coat of paint, put out a welcome mat and remove the clutter from around the entrance to your home.

 Declutter. Decide on what you want to keep and then there are only 3 options for everything else: Sell it, Gift it, or Dump it. Have a garage sale or use Gumtree to sell your stuff.

 Use simple basic furniture with colourful accessories.

 Remove family photos etc., and replace with plenty of colourful artworks hanging at eye-level.

 Open windows and doors at least an hour before any inspection.

 All lights on.

 Play gentle peaceful mood music in the living areas.

 Use a subtle room deodoriser or oil burner.

 Empty laundry baskets and rubbish bins.

 Water the garden before inspections.

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