Selling Tips

Make your property more attractive to buyers with these simple ideas!

Listing your property for sale can be both exciting and terrifying, however some small changes can make a big impact on your property’s attractiveness and ultimately the selling price.
Make an entrance – Front Yard
•        Add interest to your doorway with potted plants
•        Pave a pathway to your front door
•        Spruce up your front door with a coat of paint
•        Consider improving privacy by adding a low wall at the front of your house
•        If your hallway is narrow and dark paint it a light colour and add a broad floor runner
•        Invest in a new front door mat
Living Style – Lounge Room
•        Use neutral colours in your living space
•        Use receding colours like blues and greens to make the small space seem larger
•        Find a focus in your room.  If you don’t have a natural focus, add a feature wall
•        Ensure your carpets are cleaned
•        Ensure marked or damaged timber floors are re-sanded and polished
•        Layout your living area to show how you live there
The Room That Sells – Kitchens
•        Fix the floor by lifting old lino and replacing it with new lino, polished floorboards or tiles
•        If your benchtops are scratched or stained, replace them with new laminate benchtops
•        New cupboard and drawer handles will add life to an old kitchen
•        A fresh coat of paint will cover cooking splatters and add life to a drab kitchen
•        Kitchen clutter must be cleared
Soak Up a Sale – Bathroom
•        Your bathroom must be spotless and tiles clean
•        Fix or replace cracked basins, toilets or tubs
•        Air your bathroom before inspections – bad smells are a buyer turn off!
•        Add a little luxury with plump towels, handmade soaps, a plant or flowers
•        Add some boutique bath products
•        If your bathroom is small maximise space by putting the towel rail behind the door
Sleeping In Style
•        Reduce the amount of furniture in small bedrooms to give the impression of space
•        Storage is important – consider adding built-in wardrobes
•        Add a little luxury with fresh linen, puffed pillows and extra cushions
•        Dimmer switches create atmosphere in a bedroom
•        De-personalise your bedroom but add little touches like candles and perfume bottles
Step Outside – Backyard
•        Trim your lawns and weed your garden beds
•        Defining your garden bed borders
•        Add a focal point
•        Give the illusion of space in a courtyard by using large pavers
•        Introduce colour with pots of whatever is in flower
Finishing Touches
•        Ensure all areas have been dusted, vacuumed and place new light globes in all rooms
•        Add colour to neutral rooms through accessories
•        Keep window treatments simple
•        Disguise small windows: hang curtains from the top of the wall not the top of the window
•        Add elegance by extending your curtain drop so it pillows on the floor
•        Don’t go overboard with patterned accessories as they create a cluttered feeling

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