Selling your property doesn’t have to be a stressful time. By ensuring you are properly prepared, the process will run smoothly and you can get the best possible outcome when it comes to the sale. Here at Abode Real Estate in Cottesloe, we regularly assist our clients to sell their homes and investment properties—we would now like to share our wisdom with you.
Below, our Perth real estate specialists have put together a few of our top tips on how to prepare your property for sale.
Clean Up & Declutter
Not only will a clean and tidy space look better and more inviting for prospective buyers, but it will also help to make the rooms of your property appear bigger. Start with one room at a time and slowly work your way to each area of the house. A bonus of decluttering before the sale is that your packing and moving process will be much easier.
You may be surprised by the huge difference a fresh coat of paint can make to a property. If you have walls with scuff marks or cracks, now is also the time to have these patched up. Bold and bright feature walls aren’t as popular as they once were—by painting your interior a neutral and fresh colour scheme, your Perth property is more likely to strike a chord with potential buyers.
This is especially important if your property is home to one or multiple pets. You may not notice it, but many homes will have a very distinct smell for those who aren’t used to it. Start by leaving windows and doors open when possible to air out any spaces that may be feeling stale. Rather than opting for artificial air fresheners which can be overpowering, consider freshly cut flowers.
These days, carpet cleaning is much more efficient and affordable than it used to be. If your carpets are looking a little worse for wear, it’s best to consider having them professionally cleaned when preparing your property for sale. This will help create a fresh environment and can also assist with eliminating unwanted odours.
If within your budget, it could be a good idea to have your property professional staged before the sale. This means you don’t have to worry about paying for new furniture you don’t necessarily need and you can also feel at ease knowing a professional will be up to date with the latest trends to further assist with your sale. The Perth real estate specialists at Abode can help steer you in the right direction.
We hope these helpful tips on how to prepare your property for sale have helped. For all enquiries on our range of Perth real estate services, be sure to get in touch with the team of experts at Abode Real Estate today.