Here are some helpful tips to help you prepare for listing your home in the upcoming spring market.
FIX ANY DAMAGE TO THE HOME
Fix holes in walls, broken appliances etc, as the idea of having to repair the home after they move in may deter a buyer from purchasing. Find a local handy man in your area to help with this. Ask the advice of your real estate agent before making major changes, such as painting the house or replacing carpets as the expense may not affect the sales price.
TOO MUCH FURNITURE
Having too much furniture in a room will make it feel smaller than it is. If you are able to, remove the furniture to help make the room look more spacious. Place the furniture in the garage or better still hire a storage shed.
REMOVE PERSONALISED ITEMS
Remove all your personal items, so the prospective buyer can step back and imagine themselves in the home and not be distracted from your items. These can be:
Family photos, Heirlooms, Trophies, Etc.
If you find the thought of decluttering the home before sale daunting start with the larger areas such as the kitchen, lounge room and main bedroom. If your home is cluttered put it in the garage, it’s better to have a tidy living room than a tidy garage, the living room will sell the home more than the garage.