Winter’s making way for the warmer seasons, so it’s the ideal time to get ready for your home sale. Nothing can ruin the perfect game plan like last-minute preparation. This means you can never be too prepared for the spring rush.
Here are some pointers on how you can prepare your house for sale this spring.
FIX ALL THE KINKS
Do a thorough check for plumbing leaks and water damage around the house. Where you find damp spots, do a pest inspection so that you can have the place fumigated if necessary. Have all the leaks repaired and paint over them for a neat look.
Spring cleaning is just that – a transformation. In addition to the regular vacuuming and mopping of floors, all elements of the home will require cleaning. A carpet deep clean, dusting the blinds, washing curtains and repacking cupboards will make a world of difference in adding to your home’s appeal.
REPAINT TO GIVE A FRESH LOOK
Prospective buyers must be able to imagine what the house could look like on their own. Changing the walls to neutral colours will give the property a fresh look while opening up its potential. Keeping your personal preferences can make the space overwhelming for people who don’t know you personally.
PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Get a theme going to tell a story about the property. Polish the door handles, taps and window sills. This gives that extra sparkle on top of cleaning. The use of the same type of plugs and light bulb shades makes the home feel in sync, so focus on those factors as well.
COMPLETE UNFINISHED TASKS
If you have unfinished projects, now’s a good time to wrap them up. An unsealed sink or incomplete storage rack looks untidy. Tying up these loose ends is like adding a bow to a gift box.
MAKE THE SPACE WELCOMING
Declutter the entrance area and buy an inviting “Welcome” mat. Small things like this add to the property’s charm from the word “Go”. Include a fresh coat of paint to give the door an attractive pop, and then you’re nearly there.
MAXIMISE ON THE FEATURES
Putting property on the market requires staging. You want to show the home in its best light, so play on ideals when setting up each room. If you’re not sure how to do this, call in a professional.
WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE INSIDE IS GOOD FOR THE OUTSIDE
Clean up the garden. It doesn’t help to do all this preparation inside while neglecting the exterior. Remember that the yard is part of the home, so cut the grass and prune the trees consistently. If you can’t do it yourself, then you can use the services of a competent landscaper.
GET RID OF ODOURS
In addition to deep cleaning, declutter the space to eliminate odours. This way, when you place flower arrangements, old smells don’t overpower the floral scent. Avoid air fresheners to keep it fresh and simple.
A SECOND OPINION IS GOLD
You may attach sentimental value to your home, so putting a price on it won’t be easy. Seek an objective view and compare similar properties before you make the decision. Knowledge about market conditions is critical, so the services of an estate agent would be in order.
Duwayne Mattig is the go-to agent for property sales in Mermaid Waters, Mermaid Beach and Miami, Gold Coast. Request a free appraisal and get started today!