Preparing Your Property For Sale

When it is time to sell, it is important to prepare your property to shine! Presentation is critical in attracting enquiry, and ultimately a result.

  • Spruce up the yard – first impressions count, and an immaculate garden with freshly potted plants, lots of colour and greenery will assist to create a welcoming ambience, and if you can, add some colour!  Weed the garden beds, take all old junk stored anywhere to the tip, ensure your house has great street appeal, and the garden is a huge component of this.
  • De-clutter – if you are going to move you don’t want to take any unnecessary items with you – get rid of them now, prior to placing your home on the market. Don’t just clear the benches, open the drawers and cupboards and be ruthless. As far as interior presentation of the home, remember less is more!
  • Freshen & Brighten – brighten up your home and increase its appeal with fresh painting inside (and out if needed), stick to neutral colours, this is no longer about you!
  • New Furniture – if your appliances and furniture are a little tired and due for replacement – do it now and then you can take with you when you leave into your new house; but in the meantime, it will greatly enhance the overall appeal of your home.
  • Pets – remove animal food bowls, bedding, and toys out of sight.

It’s all common sense, but you’d be amazed how little minor things can attract or detract.  The more effort you put in, the more appealing your property will be to buyers.  We have a full, extensive list which we provide for sellers to prepare them for professional photography, please contact us if you would like a copy.

Next Wednesday on ANZAC Day the nation stops to remember the sacrifices our service men and women have made defending our country and our way of life; from that fateful landing in Gallipoli through to our current day involvement in international conflicts, we shall remember them.  Across the Sunshine Coast there are services and commemoration events, for a full list click here.  Please attend and show your support if you can.

Note that under Queensland state law, agents can’t do business on Anzac Day. This means open houses, inspections, auctions, sales and more. In fact, there’s a whole section of an Act dedicated to it.