Five tips for a smoother sale

So you’re selling. It’s an exciting time, the beginning of a new chapter. But it can also be an emotional time as you say farewell to the place you called home. There’s a lot of work and preparation that goes into selling, but with these five tips you will be well on your way to that happy snap beside the sold sign.

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06-Sep-2017

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Selling

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Emma Blake

Five tips for a smoother sale

So you’re selling. It’s an exciting time, the beginning of a new chapter. But it can also be an emotional time as you say farewell to the place you called home. There’s a lot of work and preparation that goes into selling, but with these five tips you will be well on your way to that happy snap beside the sold sign.

So you’re selling. It’s an exciting time, the beginning of a new chapter. But it can also be an emotional time as you say farewell to the place you called home. There’s a lot of work and preparation that goes into selling, but with these five tips you will be well on your way to that happy snap beside the sold sign.

Spring clean

Clearing out the excess clutter in your home is not always fun but it’s a necessity. We are all guilty of having some clutter and as much as we want to stay on top of it, it does build over time. Eventually, when the move comes you will have to organise yourself so why not get a head start? Hold a garage sale, sell online or donate to an op shop.

Use the roller brush

Go from drab to sparkle with a fresh coat of paint. Stick to neutral colours that will allow buyers to imagine putting their own personal touch in your home.
Steer clear of feature walls and if you have one consider painting over it. While you may think your retro orange wall is unique and trendy, it can put buyers off.

Lawns and garden

First impressions count and the front garden is the first place a buyer will notice. Ensure lawns are freshly mowed and gardens are tidy to create an inviting entrance. You don’t have to be a gardening guru to have a garden that looks clean and tidy. A little pruning and weeding will make all the difference.

Create a blank canvas

While you may be proud of your four-year-old’s finger paintings and have them hanging around the house, it can look messy and cluttered to other buyers. Remove any personal belongings so buyers can see a blank canvas and visualise where they will hang their own artwork.
Find an agent with ‘the platinum difference’
Lastly, go with a trusted agent. For most buyers their property is their greatest asset, and you want to feel like you’re their only client. An agent that is honest and goes over and above will get the result you desire.