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How to get your home ready for sale

Quick tips to get the outside of your property ready to sell

  • Get the broom out – give the footpaths (and your deck too, if you have one) the sweeping they deserve
  • Make sure you clean out your gutters, as well as your window frames and eaves
  • If you have any outdoor furniture it’d be a good idea to give it a wash – especially when it’s colder and you haven’t used it for a long time – or if it’s beyond repair it might be worthwhile investing in rental furniture that suits your property
  • Don’t forget to do a thorough tidy up of any loose bits and pieces (such as broken kids toys or old plant pots). Remember that an interested buyer will want to see EVERYTHING, even the parts that you might not use often
  • Ensure that any half finished home projects are dismantled and removed, as much sentimental value as they may have your prospective buyer’s will want to see a clean slate to start with
  • If your house is made of brick, use a high pressure hose to get rid of all that grime and moss that’s built up over the years – this will really get those exteriors shining
  • Invest in some fresh mulch for your garden beds to help add a little colour and give your yard a fresh, new feeling
  • Add some colour to your property in places that people will pay attention to – a really good way to do this is with a few well placed (and inexpensive) flower pots or decorative features – but if you’re adding flowers just remember that droopy plants are worse than no plants at all, so don’t forget to water them!
  • A fresh coat of paint on your fascia with a neutral colour scheme will give your home an edgy modern feel to it, especially if there’s paint that is starting to crack or peel

And remember, it’s the little details that make the biggest difference. A few small investments (with either time or money) in getting your house ready to sell can make the world of difference when it comes to getting the best possible price when selling your home.

(Source: https://realestateaustralia.com.au/real-estate-articles/how-to-get-your-home-ready-for-sale/)