Preparing for Sale Without Incurring Huge Expenses - Shields Gillman

Preparing for Sale Without Incurring Huge Expenses

preparing property for saleIt is not always necessary to renovate a property to achieve the best sale price. So, if renovation is not an option for you, here are our top tips and tricks that can help you increase your property’s value:
  1. Preparation is Vital
While you are thinking about selling, begin clearing, cleaning and tidying the outside of your home. Make the outside of your home appear clean and clear by trimming trees and plants, weeding the gardens, removing all rubbish and building materials, and clearing under the house and down the side where bits and pieces tend to get left. Wash the outside of the house with a pressure hose, clean all the windows, and fertilise the grass and gardens so they look green and lush.
  1. First Impressions Count
People form their opinion of a house from what they see on the outside, so it is important to make a good first impression. If the front fence or door is looking tired, then paint it and shine any hardware. Make sure you clean the veranda and the front steps too.
A great idea is to place a fashionable door mat, cute chair and cushion, and a plaque on the veranda to make the house look welcoming.
  1. A home needs to be Spacious

Ensure there is plenty of unobstructed floor space so moving from one room to another is effortless.
Think about A few well-placed mirrors which will make a small room appear larger. This is essential for tiny hallways and dark corners.
Clearing clutter and removing furniture that is too large for your space will also help create the illusion of space.
  1. Define the Space

Organise furniture in such a way so the purpose of every room is clear. A combined lounge/dining room must for example show the way it will work practically. Defining each space makes it easy for the buyer to imagine themselves, and their family, living there.
  1. Show me the Light

If your lighting is low, replace the globes with one that will produce the maximum light.
  1. Cleanliness is next to Godliness

There are no excuses for not having a spotless home for open inspections – kitchens and bathrooms should be shining, and windows should glisten! If you do not have the time to do this yourself, engage professional cleaners for the time the home will be marketed.
  1. Almost all home need Styling

You may think your home “works”, BUT that is only for you. Create warm and comfortable places in your home to stir buyers’ emotions.
Things such as a comfortable chair beside a sunny window, a popular book on a small coffee table, cushions on the lounge, a throw rug, a tidy garage for the men and a defined outdoor entertainment space are simple and effective style ideas that will help buyers picture themselves living in the home.
We strongly recommend you engage a professional stylist who will be able to help you present your home at its best.
So, you don’t always need to spend a great deal of money. Consider first impressions – How a place looks, feels and smells can go a very long way to achieving a great result.

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