Tips to Present Your home

In general terms the home or property needs to be clean and free of clutter. This shows the buyer what you have to sell in the best possible light. Try to organise a garage sale before your property comes onto the market so when it is first listed it is ready for inspections. Newly-listed properties attract the most attention, so it is important to make your mark from the start. Following are a few simple pointers to prepare your home for sale.

Kitchen

Stove, refrigerator and sink should be spotless, all work spaces to be clean and uncluttered

Bathrooms

Neat, spotless and fresh: repair any broken tiles, reseal around basin and bath if necessary and replace leaking washers

Closets & cupboards

Have a good clean out: untidy or overly crowded storage spaces suggest inadequate storage room

Children & pets

Can distract buyers from thinking positively: keep them secluded or out of the house if possible

Front of house

Paint, fix, wash or oil steps and balcony: the same for the front door, windows and screens

Garden

Remove clutter, mow lawn, edge paths, weed garden, trim hedges

Exterior

Clean gutters, paint, fix, or wash side and back doors and windows

Garage

Remove clutter, straighten up, paint, wash and fix

Plumbing

Replace leaky washers and toilets

Lights

Replace faulty switches and burnt out globes

Halls & stairs

Remove clutter to give a wide appeal

Hardware

Lubricate hinges, tighten doorknobs and taps

General

Dust, wash, paint and fix

Heating & Cooling

If you have either and the weather permits, light a fire for your inspections to give that homely feel: brew up a cup of coffee or bake a loaf of bread for that homely aroma, or light some incense.

The above suggestions are for your consideration. They are there to help maximise your returns. If you don't have the time or facilities to do any or all, your property is still very marketable by Yass Valley Property.