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Top 10 tips to get your house ready for selling

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Many people think the process of getting your house ready for selling is pretty straightforward. Then, their house is sold for much less than originally thought – and they wonder why. 

Buyers are very savvy when it comes to finding the ideal house to buy. They’re very picky too – and they notice everything! Fortunately, we’ve put together a series of 10 important tips for you to consider when selling your home.

Consider the Lighting

It’s all about creating the right mood. Pretend your buyers are people you want to seduce – consider using soft, light colours rather than bright and bold. This will give your home a cosy look and feel and make your buyers feel nice and welcome.

Focus on the Unnoticeable Details

Just because you don’t notice something, it doesn’t mean others won’t. Ensure you think about the little things, such as polishing doorknobs and making sure the walls are spotless. And of course, the flooring should be sparkling clean!

Use Colour and Decoration

You don’t need to be an interior decorator to know the importance of colour on the perception of buyers. You might want to consider painting some of the rooms to liven them up, or hang a particular style of painting throughout the house. Either way, make sure it matches and consider using a special theme.

Don’t Forget the Back and Front Yards

This is often what is called ‘dead space’ – when it actual fact – it can be the deciding factor in whether or not someone purchases your home. Do some gardening to tidy it up, plant some decorative flowers and plants; but leave enough space to let the buyer’s imagination run wild!

Get New Furniture

While you might think that having an empty room will make it seem like there’s more space, this can actually work against you. The idea is to create a stage that lets buyers know the potential of what they can purchase.

Use Scents

Whether you want to utilise scented candles, incense or perfume – giving your home a ‘smell’ can work wonders and certainly leaves a lasting impression. Would you want to buy a house that smells like a mouldy dungeon?

Incorporate Feng Shui

This is a tried and tested system that has worked for many centuries. Scenery provides feeling to those who experience it, so make sure your furniture is not facing entrances, there’s no beds against windows and the toilet seat is down!

Remember the Garage

It’s easy to forget the garage and just count it as a place to put your car – but the garage is much more than that and can be used for a variety of purposes. For example, you might want to turn it into a workshop to add extra value; but the general idea is to leave your buyers talking about the area long after they’ve left the premises.

Make Your Laundry Practical

The laundry room is one of the most ‘boring’ places in the house. It is often fairly bare and there’s seemingly not much one can do about it. However, you can spice things up by adding a clothes folding area, some flowers or a colourful rug.

Have Your Windows Professionally Cleaned

This final tip goes without saying. One of the first things people look at are the windows. Make sure you hire a professional window cleaner who will get them looking as good as new!

If you want to find out how much it costs to get your windows cleaned by an expert who knows all about cleaning windows both inside and out, call See Thru on 4323 7917 to speak with a professional window cleaner Can this say ‘customer service team’?