Tips for Property Sellers

Some simple ideas to make your property more attractive to buyers


Make an entrace - Front Yard

  •     Add interest to your doorway with potted plants
  •     Pave a pathway to your front door
  •     Spruce up your front door with a coat of paint
  •     Consider improving privacy by adding a low wall at the front of your house
  •     If your hallway is narrow and dark paint it a light colour and add a broad floor runner
  •     Invest in a new front door mat


Living Style - Lounge Room

  •     Use neutral colours in your living space
  •     Use receding colours like blues and greens to make the small space seem larger
  •     Find a focus in your room.  If you don't have a natural focus, add a feature wall
  •     Ensure your carpets are cleaned
  •     Ensure marked or damaged timber floors are re-sanded and polished
  •     Layout your living area to show how you live there


The Room That Sells - Kitchens

  •     Fix the floor by lifting old lino and replacing it with new lino, polished floorboards or tiles
  •     If your benchtops are scratched or stained, replace them with new laminate benchtops
  •     New cupboard and drawer handles will add life to an old kitchen
  •     A fresh coat of paint will cover cooking splatters and add life to a drab kitchen
  •     Kitchen clutter must be cleared


Soak Up a Sale - Bathroom

  •     Your bathroom must be spotless and tiles clean
  •     Fix or replace cracked basins, toilets or tubs
  •     Air your bathroom before inspections - bad smells are a buyer turn off!
  •     Add a little luxury with plump towels, handmade soaps, a plant or flowers
  •     Add some boutique bath products
  •     If your bathroom is small maximise space by putting the towel rail behind the door


Sleeping In Style

  •     Reduce the amount of furniture in small bedrooms to give the impression of space
  •     Storage is important - consider adding built-in wardrobes
  •     Add a little luxury with fresh linen, puffed pillows and extra cushions
  •     Dimmer swtiches create atmosphere in a bedroom
  •     De-personalise your bedroom but add little touches like candles and perfume bottles


Stet Outside - Backyard

  •     Trim your lawns and weed your garden beds
  •     Defing your garden bed borders
  •     Add a focal point
  •     Give the illusion of space in a courtyard by using large pavers
  •     Introduce colour with pots of whatever is in flower


Finishing Touches

  •     Ensure all areas have been dusted, vacummed and place new light globes in all rooms
  •     Add colour to neutral rooms through accessories
  •     Keep window treatments simple
  •     Disguise small windows: hang curtains from the top of the wall not the top of the window
  •     Add elegance by extending your curtain drop so it pillows on the floor
  •     Don't go overboard with patterned accessories as they create a cluttered feeling