Harcourts would like to share some simple presentation tips with you, which may help to present your property to its best advantage. It is often the little things that can make the biggest impact. For example, first impressions really do count because it is estimated that over 50% of properties are sold even before the prospective buyer steps through the front door! These are just a few practical ways in which you can make an instant, positive impression, which will go a long way towards making a successful sale.
Or ask one of our sales agents about staging your home! We can arrange to have your home professionally staged, bringing in home decorators to style your space the best way for photography and of course - for buyers!
Read on for our some of our tips or download 99 Tips When Preparing Your Property For Sale
- Remove bikes, tools and any clutter
- Keep lawns moved, paths edged, hedges trimmed and gardens weeded
- A few well positioned flowering potted plants can create a welcoming appearance
- Having he exterior washed and windows cleaned can make n enormous difference
- Paint or wash fences, gates, screen, steps and the front door
- Ensure your pets are secured so that they wont pose a threat or annoy visitors.
- Outside lighting is a must for evening inspections.
Positive First Impressions
- Your front door and entranceway can be powerful first impression areas
- A newly decorated front door wit attractie topiary shrubs either side can be effective
- Properties yet to be renovated can visually show buyers the potential of the property by decorating the walls, ceiling and floor of the front entrance
- Position an attractive plant or piece of art to add that final touch
Appeal to the Senses
- A general spring clean will freshen the look and the air
- Turn on sufficient lights when inspections are being held to compensate for any dark areas
- Use odour neutralisers to dispel cigarette or animal smells. The aroma of brewing coffee or freshly baked bread will convey the impression that people enjoy of a home
- Bathrooms should be gleaming Repair any broken tiles and reseal around the bath and basin if necessary. A dish of scented potpourri or soad adds a ice tough
- Place freshly cut flowers throughout your home
- Interesting knick-knacks, books or artwork in feature areas around your home can encourage visitors to linger
- Turn the radio or TV off, maybe in a favour of a restful CD. Makre sure the remperature inside is comfortable - even light the fire in winter
It's the little things that count
Attend to any small maitenance jobs such as sticking doors or windows, dripping taps, squeaking hinges, loose door handles, blown light bulbs or faulty switches.
Create a feeling of spaciousness
- Ensure your kitchen is spotless, the working areas are uncluttered with tidy cupboards and pantry
- Make sure wardrobes are tidy - they will look larger
- Mirrors in small rooms can convey the feeling of more space
- To enlarge room size appearance, perhaps store some furniture and ornaments
Allow your buyers time and a relaxed atmosphere to become emotionally involced in your property by leaving the premises during inspections. Your consultant will maintain security at all times.