| How to get your home ready for sale

Putting effort into your home before placing on the market can give it a winning edge, & ultimately push up the price and buyer interest.

Remove the Clutter
We all have it.  But prospective buyers don’t want to see it. 

Rooms will look larger if there’s less stuff in them.  You might need to rent a storage unit to store all but the most critical pieces of furniture and decor.  Don’t go overboard; it’s better to leave some furniture so potential buyers can imagine where their furniture would go.

Repairing and Painting walls
This can immediately improve the look and feel of your home. It is also a good idea to paint any feature walls a more neutral colour.  Ensure you have a Consistent colour scheme throughout your home. Neutral colours are more universally appealing to more buyers.  Try to keep the colour scheme flowing throughout your home from the walls, through to your furniture. It makes it easier for potential buyers to imagine themselves moving into your property.

Give Your Home a Heavy Duty Clean
It can make a world of difference to the look and feel when buyers come through.

  • Get in and clean everything.
  • Steam clean your carpets
  • Deep clean your kitchen and appliances.
  • Bathrooms can really benefit from a deep clean.
  • Wipe over every surface to remove dust and grime.
  • Use a high pressure water cleaner to clean the outside

Time to Style and Stage
Hiring professionals to do this will give you the best results.

Hiring professionals is not in everyone’s budget.  If you are doing it yourself, you need to set the scene.  This will depend on your target market.   

If you are selling a family home in the suburbs or a inner city 2 bedroom unit, you need to style your property to suit.

Don’t Forget Outside
One of the most important factors in presenting your house is its Street Appeal.

First impressions are vital.  Even before a look inside, they often drive past. 

Make sure you declutter in the exterior of your house, mow the lawn, clean up the gardens and touch up any exterior paint.

There are lots of smaller tasks you can do to help prepare your property to look its best before you put it on the market. 

The right styling can give your home a winning edge, and ultimately push up the price and buyer interest.

The better your property looks and feels, the more money you are likely to get and the faster it will sell.

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Craig Patterson

(03) 9347 7677
98 Elgin Street,
Carlton, Vic, 3053,

With more than 30 years of experience in real estate sales, which has rewarded Craig’s clients with intimate access to knowledge and expertise in property matters.

Craig is renowned for his honest advice and excellent reputation. So much so that our customers keep coming back to us.

Their belief is that the person with the name on the door should be fully responsible. Craig is a proud small business owner. Not part of a franchise.

Craig believes that real estate is as much and more about people, than just the property. It’s one of the reasons Craig’s customers prefer him over the express aisle!

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