Best foot forward

Best foot forward

When putting your home on the market, first impressions count.

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Before you sell, you should aim to have your house and garden looking its very best. A house that is well cared for and welcoming will encourage more buyers in the door and increase your chances of selling quickly and at the price you're looking for. Follow the tips below to help make sure that potential buyers love your house as much as you do.

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Clean, clean and clean again
Most of us live with a few fingerprints on the windows or cobwebs in the corners, but before buyers inspect your home it’s a good idea to do a spring clean of every room. Dust all surfaces and polish appliances and tapware to a shine.

Less is more
A cluttered house can look smaller than it is. To maximise the space in every room take a look at your home with a critical eye and decide what you can remove to declutter without making the house seem empty.

Nothing personal
When buyers visit a home with lots of personal items they can find it difficult to imagine themselves living there. Packing away family photos and kid’s drawings while your house is on the market is a great way to enhance the appeal. Also, be sure to tuck any toothbrushes and cosmetics into a drawer before a viewing.

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Top tips for preparing your property for sale
+ Make sure the lawns are mowed and the garden looks tidy and well cared for.
+ Uncover the BBQ and put the wheelie bins out of sight.
+ Leave cars in the garage or on the street to keep the driveway clear.
+ Remove washing from the washing line and pack drying racks away.
+ Put away any dehumidifiers or heaters.
+ Ensure all lightbulbs are working.
+ Keep the kitchen spotless, remove any dishes and hang clean teatowels.
+ Tidy towels in the bathroom and put the lid down on the loo.

Final Touches
You only get one chance to make a first impression and a clear, tidy entranceway with a vase of beautiful fresh flowers is a lovely way to greet viewers.

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Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd Licensed REAA (2008)

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