Preparation before selling
By Sally McCoullough
First National Real Estate can help you sell your home quickly for the best possible price. Here are
some tips that have proven to be invaluable to the successful home seller.
First Impressions Are Lasting
From the moment prospects arrive at your home, it should
be evident that the gardens and lawns are well presented.
Garden rubbish should be disposed of and paths and
porches kept clear of debris. Toys, sporting equipment
and garden tools should be stored away to enhance the
appearance of your backyard and garden.
A Tidy Home Ensures An Open For Inspection Is ‘Welcoming’
Your home should be kept neat and tidy during the period
of inspections. The home should create an inviting atmosphere
by ensuring the arrangement of furniture is in a comfortable
position. Utilise fresh flowers, indoor plants or paintings as
they always brighten up a home.
Repairs Can Make A Big Difference
Make sure that all minor repairs are completed. Sticking
doors and windows, loose doorknobs, faulty plumbing,
peeling paint or faulty flywire may affect your sale.
Let The Sun Shine In
It is imperative to let plenty of light into your home.
Nothing improves atmosphere more than brightness.
On a dull day it is advisable to switch lights on prior
to the arrival of prospective purchasers.
Make Them Comfortable
A warm, comfortably heated home on cold days adds
a feeling of cosiness. On a hot day don’t forget to turn
on the air conditioning or fan (or simply let the breeze
Open For Inspections: Three Is A Crowd
Avoid having too many people present during inspections.
First National Real Estate agents are familiar with and
understand the buyer requirements and can therefore
better emphasise the features of your home in line with
buyer needs and priorities.
Music In The Air And Pets Underfoot
As a general rule, it is advisable to turn off the radio and
television during an inspection (as they can be distracting).
If you have pets, it is advisable to keep them out of the
house. Let the First National Real Estate agent and
potential buyer talk, free of disturbances.