When considering putting your home on the market the following is suggested:
Prior to selling
Get all your facts right - What are the approved structures (e.g. pergolas, carports) on your land? Disclosing unapproved structures can save you time, stress and money. Go to the local council and get a copy of all planning approvals if you don’t have them on file.
Timing of your sale - Check with your financial advisor any implications in regard to the timing of your sale; this may have significant impact.
First impressions - The work on the exterior of your property will make a difference. Some buyers will make a decision whether to inspect by the first impression they get as they drive past.
Inside your house - Attempt to present your home in the best way possible; this should include:
- Clean the property thoroughly and put away all unnecessary items
- Clean windows, mirrors, bench tops, appliances, carpets and window furnishings
- Deodorise the house as smoke, cooking oils and animals can leave an unpleasant odour that can deter buyers
- Repair minor items around the house i.e. dripping taps, loose handles
- De-clutter the house as it makes the rooms look bigger
- Decorate with flowers, well placed books and small furnishings