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Property Presentation

As I sit in my office at Aireys Inlet on a cold and windy August day it’s good know that we are only a few short weeks away from Spring and some consistently warmer weather. I like this time of year because we start to get calls from property owners seeking our advice as to how best present their home for sale and general market information as they begin to make some very important decisions on their next move. I thought it might be a good idea to list a few of the main property presentation points that we would impart to our future vendors to make sure their property is as ‘saleable’ as possible to ensure the best dollar figure is achieved when sold.

1. Make your move easier by beginning the packing process now.

  • Clear out all clutter and remove items you don’t regularly use.
  • Donate items that haven’t been used in the past 12 months.
  • Throw away items that are broken or damaged.
  • Shred and dispose of paperwork that is no longer needed.

When you clean, pay attention to small details.

  • Wash windows
  • Dust blinds
  • Launder curtains
  • Dust baseboards
  • Clean appliances
  • Straighten contents of your closets

2. Do a thorough inspection

This step will help you avoid any unpleasant surprises during the sale process.

  • Inspect your walls and floors for water damage
  • Check for plumbing leaks
  • Make sure your windows don’t have broken seals,
  • Check for any signs of insects or rodents

3. Eliminate odors

Don’t mask household odors with air fresheners, which can be overwhelming and cause allergies in many people. Rather, include freshly cut flowers, or fresh apples and cookies placed in plain sight in the kitchen.

4. Paint

While you might love your aurbergene walls, there’s a good chance that most buyers won’t. In order to make your home appeal to the largest possible audience, paint your walls in neutral colors in a matt finish.

5. Finish projects & repairs

Now is the time to complete any home improvement projects you have under way and make any and all necessary repairs to your home. You’ll most likely find a buyer more quickly and the sale process will be much smoother if everything that needs to be done is taken care of before you lost your property.

6. Clean or replace flooring

Carpets should be shampooed and treated for stains. Tile and hardwoods should be thoroughly swept and mopped to a shine. Any flooring that is stained, damaged or worn beyond repair should be removed and replaced. Hardwood floors that are scratched or have lost their sheen should be refinished.

8. Create a welcoming entrance

Your front door is the first thing potential buyers will see when they visit your home, so remember to make it inviting. Paint the door if needed, replace any damaged hardware, keep decorations minimal and declutter the entrance area.

9. Stage

An important part of showing your home, staging can be done yourself or by professionals. Place furniture to maximize the feelings of space and light in your home, with an eye to how rooms flow into each other.

If some of these tasks are beyond you we have a long list of qualified trades people and handy persons that we can call on  for you.

Have a great weekend.

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Ben Jackson

ben@greatoceanroadrealestate.com.au

0437 380 706

 

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