Preparing Your Home For Sale

Like so many things in life, when it comes to property presentation, it’s the little things that count. Paying attention to detail and making selective improvements to your property will generate the most impact. Yet, taking an objective view of your property and seeing it through a buyer’s eyes can be challenging.

Looking good inside

A clean home really sparkles! A top-to-bottom clean makes a huge difference to any property. It’s worth having carpets steam cleaned, and don’t forget to ensure kitchen and bathrooms are absolutely immaculate.

Create a sense of space and calm by decluttering surfaces such as benchtops and tables. Displays of personal items (eg photo frames, knick knacks etc) should be kept to a minimum. Rooms should not be overcrowded with furniture, creating a sense of space can increase a room’s impact to a potential buyer.

Tackle those small maintenance jobs such as dripping taps, peeling paint and creaking cupboard doors.

A coat of paint is widely regarded as the most high impact, cost efficient home improvement. If appropriate, have selected spaces or all the interior of your property painted in a neutral shade… lots of colour isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

Homewares and furnishings can enhance any property. Fresh linen on the beds, matching towels in the bathrooms, tea towels in the kitchen and cushions on the couch are relatively inexpensive ways to improve the look and feel of your home.

During open for inspections, open all the blinds and curtains and turn on all the lights. A vase or two of fresh flowers in living areas and some gentle background music on the stereo are common but effective strategies that create a welcoming atmosphere.

We are here to help you

ConleyLUFF agents have a wealth of knowledge and expertise when it comes to successfully preparing a property for sale. When you choose to sell with us, you can be assured of professional and expert advice on presentation strategies that will work for your property.

As part of our service we can offer clients complimentary access to a professional stylist who will spend time with you to discuss how to present your property at its best.

And if you’re short on time, we can put you in touch with a list of reputable and trustworthy handymen, gardeners, cleaners and interior consultants well versed in effective property presentation.

Improving outdoor spaces

Mow the lawn and ensure paths/decking/paving are swept and free of leaves, garden beds neatened and mulch spread around to freshen up. Bare garden beds may benefit from some additional plantings. A couple of bright pot plants on the front porch can add an inviting touch.Tidy sheds and garages.

Set up outdoor entertaining areas so prospective buyers can imagine themselves relaxing there.