Preparing Your Home For Sale Preparing Your Home For Sale

Preparing Your Home For Sale

In my last blog I shared some ideas for boosting your home’s street appeal. Today, let’s step inside and look at some effective ways to prepare the interior of your home for sale.

 

  • Work through your home room-by-room removing anything you don’t use regularly – this might be books, ornaments or even furniture. Don’t just focus on the areas that you can see – many people will open cupboards during inspections to check the storage, so tidy the pantry and ensure your wardrobe is tidy and not bursting at the seams.
  • Keep kitchen, laundry and bathroom surfaces clear. Remove appliances from benchtops and keep toiletries and cleaning products out of sight. Add flowers or plants (either real or artificial) to ensure these spaces feel inviting rather than stark.
  • Consider your storage options. If you have a garage or in-roof storage, box up the items you’ve removed during decluttering and store them neatly in these areas. If you need to look at an off-site solution, a mobile self-storage unit allows you to pack at your own pace, then have your storage container collected and stored safely while your home is on the market.
  • Hire a professional cleaner to clean your home from top to bottom. Many of our clients organise for a weekly clean during their sales campaign – it’s easy to underestimate the time and effort involved in keeping your home ‘inspection ready’.

Our team can guide you with these activities and recommend other small changes that can make a big difference to the sales result you achieve. Call us today to speak about how we can ensure that your home stands out from the crowd during the busy spring sales period.

Greg Hocking