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Get Your Home Ready For Sale

Get Your Home Ready For Sale

Before you list your home for sale, spend some time ensuring it’s looking its best and that it appeals to prospective buyers. Sometimes all it takes are a few small changes to get your home ready for sale. A thorough clean, a declutter of personal effects, and a little home styling can make all the difference. When showcasing your home, create a lasting first impression with these five tips that will help you get your home ready for sale.

1. Repair and restore

Start by addressing any obvious problems that buyers are likely to notice when viewing. Dripping taps, broken cupboard handles, missing light bulbs, or windows that don’t close properly. Things that homeowners sometimes ignore or simply become oblivious to. These small niggly issues are often the only thing potential home buyers will remember about a property. And they can detract from the home’s desirability and leave a negative impression overall.

2. Declutter and storage

Help prospective buyers envisage how their own belongings will fit into your property by clearing out some of your things. Arrange storage for larger items of furniture that can make a room seem too crowded, and clear benchtops and table tops of clutter and appliances. Pack away personal items such as photos or your child’s artwork so as not to distract potential buyers. And put clothes and shoes into cupboards. 

3. Tidy as you go

When it comes to prepping your home for sale, a clean and tidy home is a given, and a good habit to get into is tidying as you go, particularly in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry. Place dirty washing into a laundry hamper or the washing machine. Pack away appliances and put dirty dishes into the dishwasher. Store toiletries out of sight and hang up clean towels. Make beds every day and open the curtains and blinds to let in more light. That way you’ll be ready to go without much notice when a buyer wants to view.

4. Home styling your home to sell

Have your home professionally staged by a home stylist or do it yourself, and help your home stand out from the rest and create the right first impression from the moment a prospective buyer walks in. By curating exactly the right look for each room, your home will be perfectly positioned for the type of buyer that will be most attracted to the property.

 5. Work with a real estate agent

To get maximum exposure for your property, work with an experienced real estate agent. As well as running a marketing campaign to get your home listed online and in print, a good real estate agent can help you price your home correctly, share tips on home staging, and connect you with professionals in the industry – like plumbers, electricians and builders.

Work with a team of experts

When it comes to selling – and buying – a home – having the right team on your side can make all the difference. Mortgage Express branded advisers understand how stressful selling and buying property can be. Particularly if it’s your first time! So they work hard to help demystify the home selling and home buying process, by providing expert advice throughout.

Start your home selling or home buying journey on the right foot with financial advice tailored to your needs. Contact a Mortgage Express branded adviser today.

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