First impressions are extremely important when it comes to selling your home. Your aim is to excite as many buyers as possibly before they even walk through the front door! Here are our top tips for preparing your home for sale.
Before Your First Open For Inspection
Decluttering not only makes the house look cleaner and more appealing to prospective buyers but it also makes spaces appear larger. It is hard for a buyer to imagine their own personal belongings in a home that is cluttered. (Not only will this attract more buyers to your home, but it will also make your moving out process 100 times easier!)
2. Consider Home Staging
If you would like to get the best potential for your sale, hiring professional interior designers to stage your home can be a great investment. According to Real Estate View, a successful home staging project can add 5-10 per cent or more to a sale, as well as limiting the amount of time a property stays on the market. If you’d rather not hire anyone and think you can do it yourself, start a Pinterest board and be on your way! These days, with all the affordable homewares available, DIY staging is more common than ever. If your property is empty, consider virtual furniture to be added to your images. This helps the buyer to see the properties full potential.
Professional photography is a must. We do not recommend you skip this step, it will not save you money in the long run. Photographs are often the first impression a buyer has when searching your property online and deciding whether or not to inspect. Make sure your photographs do your home justice.
When preparing your home for auction day, don’t just think about what your potential buyers are looking at, also think about what they can hear and smell as well!
Dust all surfaces the morning off auction
Make sure your home is at ambient temperature (open windows depending on temperature)
Open curtains to provide natural light
Turn on lights
Play some music
Buy fresh flowers
Bake muffins or brew some fresh coffee!!
All of these simple ideas can help potential buyers feel at home and see the full potential of the property on auction day!
When it comes to selling your home, here at VIP Consulting, we know just how much it means and the emotion behind saying goodbye to a home that has created a lifetime of memories. It’s our honour to sell family homes with care, compassion and justice. Call or email us today to arrange a no obligation consultation.
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