Taking the time to prepare your property for sale is very important when you’re ready to sell your old house and build your dream modular home. You give yourself the best chance to sell your home fast and a price that exceeds your expectations when you impress the potential buyers from the minute they step into your house.
But presenting your house well is not that easy. It takes work and it can be hard to know where to start. Get it wrong and your sale might drag on but if you get it right, you’ll attract plenty of attention,
To help you start, we’re sharing 7 top tips to get your home looking its best.
1. Street Appeal
Front yard and garden, this is the first thing buyers will see when they arrive, so you should start here. They’ll be keen to see more if your house has street appeal.
A complete makeover is not that necessary. Just tidy up the surroundings, put fresh mulch in the garden, and a fresh coat of paint on your fence.
2. Grand Entrance
Once you’re done with the garden, next is to work on creating a welcoming and attractive front entrance. Bright, clean and clutter-free entrance will do wonders. Fragrance like fresh flowers, or scented candles is a big plus.
Create a sense of space and order, so box up anything you don’t need anymore. Decluttering is so essential. It makes such a huge difference to the overall look and feel of your home.
Potential buyers will likely take a sneak peek, so don’t forget to tidy inside cupboards. Don’t forget to keep benchtops clear and make sure there is plenty of room between furniture.
4. Remove Yourself
Potential buyers will struggle to visualise themselves making your house their home if you leave your personal stuff on display. Therefore, anything that draws attention to you and your family like family photos, toothbrushes, schoolbags, should be put away before all inspections.
Most importantly, your family and pets should not be at home during the inspection, as this will only make the buyers feel awkward.
5. Bright and Comfortable
Make sure there’s plenty of natural light and fresh air throughout the house, so you better pay attention to the amount of light in each room, and to the temperature inside your home.
Brighten things up by opening the windows and curtains. Turn on lights and lamps if needed. Turn on the heating or cooling before the inspection if by chance the weather is hot or cold.
Providing a comfortable environment with plenty of light means your potential buyers can focus on visualizing your house.
6. Get Handy
Now is the best time to take care of all those repairs and maintenance jobs you’ve been putting on hold for ages.
Just picture yourself as the buyer. A home that has lots of jobs to be done straight up is far less appealing than one you can simply move in, relax and enjoy.
Hire some help if there are jobs that are beyond your skill set. This might cost some penny but this is one small investment that can pay off big time.
7. Backyard Beauty
Of course, don’t forget the backyard. Clean the garden,cut the lawn, take care of your shed or garage. Offering an area that is dedicated to entertaining and relaxing is a great way to win over potential buyers.
If you have a deck or alfresco, then better add a griller, chairs, or even a hammock to encourage buyers to picture themselves enjoying a Sunday morning breakfast or entertaining friends in style.
Final Word on Preparing Your House for Sale
Selling a house is not that easy, there’s a lot of things to do to get your house looking its best. So you better start getting organised as early as possible to avoid a last-minute rush. Try to imagine how your house looks to the potential buyers.
Does your house have street appeal? Is the entrance look inviting and does your home look clean? Follow the steps above until you’re satisfied and your house is ready to go to market. And good luck!
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