WHEN YOUR HOME IS ON SHOW LESS IS MORE!
While you’re cleaning, think about each room and what type of furniture really needs to be in it. Rooms look smaller when they’re crowded with sports equipment, excess furniture and general clutter. Clear out anything that’s not needed to create a feeling of spaciousness. And don’t forget your cupboards - keep them neat and not too full. This creates a perception that your home has plenty of storage space.
REPAIRS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
Make sure that all minor repairs are completed. Sticking doors and windows, loose door nobs, faulty plumbing, peeling and cracked paint or faulty fly screens may affect your sale.
LETTING THE SUN SHINE IN
Let plenty of light into your home. Nothing improves atmosphere more than brightness. On a dull day, it is advisable to switch lights on.
MAKE THEM COMFORTABLE
On cold days, a warm, comfortably heated home adds a feeling of cosiness. On a hot day, don’t forget to turn on the air conditioner, fan, or simply let the breeze flow through. You
may like to set the dining table and turn a coffee percolator on to give your property a homely atmosphere.
INSPECTIONS: THREE’S A CROWD
Avoid staying inside the house while a buyer inspects. Buyer’s sometimes feel they cannot openly discuss concerns with your agent in your presence. Golden opportunities may therefore be lost.
SILENCE IS GOLDEN
Should it be necessary for you to remain at home, be courteous but don’t force conversation with a potential buyer. The prospective purchaser wants to inspect your home - not pay a social call. However, should you be asked questions about the home, the neighbours or the district, answer them truthfully, concisely and directly.
A WELL PRESENTED HOME SAYS ‘WELCOME’. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A SHOWROOM BUT IT SHOULD APPEAR TO BE A COMFORTABLE PLACE TO LIVE.
Your home will be just one of many on the market at any given time. You therefore need to present your home as appealingly as possible. Presentation counts. Experience shows that vendors who make an extra effort usually achieve a quicker sale and, in many cases, a higher price.
The property selling process typically starts several months before a property appears on the market. It’s necessary to look at a home through the eyes of a prospective buyer and determine what needs to be cleaned, painted, repaired and tossed out. Ask yourself, if you were buying this home, what would you want to see? The goal is to show a home which looks good, maximises space and creates as much demand - as possible