8 Steps to Selling Property

3. Prepare the Property

It is important to spend a little time freshening up the look of your property, inside and out. The results may not only add to the sale price, but encourage more buyer interest.

What works:

  • Clean, bright and airy residences
  • Neutral colours
  • Well-landscaped gardens
  • Plenty of outdoor living space such as decks and covered patios
  • Soft music; and a
  • Pleasant fragrance.

What doesn’t:

  • Dark, dingy residences
  • Unpleasant smells, especially cigarette smoke and animal odours
  • Filth and clutter
  • Loud noise (e.g. television or radio)

It’s recommended that you:

  • Clean out cupboards to give an impression of space
  • Take away all unnecessary furniture to leave rooms uncluttered
  • Fix all obvious faults
  • Tidy up yards
  • Steam clean and deodorise carpets professionally
  • Paint over marked walls to brighten up a room quickly
  • Replace brightly coloured curtains and wall colours with neutral tones.
Once the property is prepared it's time to move on to step 6: Inspections