Thursday, September 14, 2017

Stand out this spring!

Spring is now here so if you're planning on selling your property during this busy time of year, here are some simple planning tips on how to better prepare your home for sale, and ultimately maximise your result! 

Presentation of your property is a critical factor in achieving the highest possible price. Even the most astute buyer will be encouraged by a well-presented property. People are emotional beings and will be stimulated by what they see, feel and hear. You don't need to renovate or invest a fortune, just simply make the most of what you already have.

1. Make the property feel inviting.

Buyers like to imagine that they'd enjoy living in a property, so make it easy for them to feel good about your home. Gentle music, a fragrant candle and a few scattered cushions can make 
all the difference on inspection day. The power 
of emotion is amazing!

2. Less is more. 
Clear the clutter. It will make it easier to keep the property tidy for inspections and rooms will feel more spacious to buyers.

3. Let the sun in.

Everyone loves sunshine when they are looking to buy, so open up blinds and curtains for inspections - and make sure windows are clean both inside and out. 

4. Fix outstanding repairs. 
Especially visible ones. Even the smallest of problems can make buyers wary about other less obvious issues. So it's best to fix what buyers will see and make the property appear well cared for.

5. Clean up lawns, gardens and rubbish.
This may seem self explanatory, yet it's often the garden that is last on the list of things to do. If you've spent time and money with your property's presentation, a small investment in finishing off gardens can be extremely worthwhile.

6. The kitchen.

A good kitchen can help sell a property. Not only is it an essential part of the house, it can be the most expensive and inconvenient room to refurbish, so its condition will influence the value of your property. If your kitchen is a little dated, you don't need to replace it, simply:

- Change cupboard handles to something 
more contemporary

- Put appliances out of sight and keep bench space clean and clear

- Pay special attention to the cleanliness of sinks, stoves and ovens

Wipe marks from cupboard doors and 
splash backs.

7. Kid's bedrooms.

Make it easier on the kids by packing up some of their toys and worldly possessions before you offer the property for sale. It will clear the space and help them to keep their room a little tidier during the sale. And if your children are distinctive in their decorating style, you may need to neutralise a little to appeal to a broader market.

8. Master bedroom. 
The master bedroom is another very important room for purchasers. Make it as inviting and relaxing as possible with candles, beautiful bed linen, cushions and throw rugs. And if the room is large enough, include a comfy chair, coffee table and a few magazines or books.

9. Pets and smells.

Many buyers do not appreciate pets and by not considering these purchasers, you can unnecessarily limit your market. Here are a few simple steps to consider if you're a pet owner:

Take your pets to visit family or friends 
during inspections

Move bowls, toys and bedding outside the house and make sure they are clean

Air the property before inspections and pick up any 'surprises' in the garden. 

It's an exciting time for real estate, so if you'd like to find out more about selling in spring, give Team Toop a call today. We'd love to chat to you! 

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