Posted 18/11/2019

6 Steps To Getting Your Home Ready To Sell

Are you thinking of selling your home? We want to share some tips that can freshen up your place to make it appealing to potential buyers, but doesn't include costly renovations! Sometimes all you need is a list, a bit of help and some good old fashioned elbow grease. 


Write a Schedule
It is always helpful to have a guide to what you need to get done, and when you can fit it in. Especially if you work full-time and have kids, organisation is important. First of all, you need to give yourself a timeframe.
Things to keep in mind include; taking photos of your house prior to listing, a date by which you would want your house on the market, dates and times for possible home opens and when family and friends are available to help. So write a schedule and stick to it!


Declutter
First things first, clear the clutter and remove bulky items that you can live without for a few weeks. Although you may be still living in the house, keeping spaces neat and clear provides a good first impression. You want your house to look and feel more spacious and inviting, a big plus for potential buyers.
Here is a list of things to keep in mind when clearing items for 'staging' purposes. After all, you want avoid distracting buyers from the house itself.
Broken or Excess Furniture
Bric-A-Brac
Exercise Equipment
Books
Artwork
Toys
Pet beds and Toys/Cat Towers
Photos on display
Hooks and Coat racks
Have a look around your home, are all the bench spaces and table tops clear? Is there minimal appliances on display in the kitchen and bathrooms? Does the entry way have a clear line of sight to the rest of the home? All these factors can help intrigue buyers to explore more.
 

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