When preparing your home for sale the best money that can be spent is on cleaning. If your home is well cleaned and has that lovely clean smell it will immediately give the potential buyer the impression that the house is well looked after.
More light gives the impression of space and brightness which is more appealing to the potential buyer. Open all curtains and blinds and as a final touch for your open homes don’t forget to turn the lights on.
Dark rooms can be made to feel larger and more roomy by using additional lighting, for bedrooms use bed side lamps and for other rooms use side lamps or standard lamps.
When arranging or grouping accessories and ornaments in the home you need to ensure that there is a common theme that runs through the items, for example, they need to have a similar colour or be of a similar style. It is better to have fewer large/oversized pieces than lots and lots of small pieces grouped together as they can tend to clutter the house.
That old adage is true – less is more!
Walls that need painting, unattractive colours or wallpaper, worn-out floor coverings and dated cabinets, bench tops and appliances are all turn offs to potential buyers.
But remember, it isn’t always necessary to completely rip and replace. When updating a kitchen for example, if the cabinetry is in reasonable order leave as is or simply paint or re-lacquer. Update by changing the handles to something modern and then replace just the top to give it a new lease on life.
The front entry of a house is where potential buyers will make a decision about whether to enter or not. Ensure that there is something eye catching in this area to draw them in.
If your weatherboard paint is in reasonably good condition you can achieve the freshly painted look by just having a soft exterior wash. In winter why not get the paths cleaned as well to remove the green grime and moss.