Get your property ready for sale this spring.

As the real estate spring selling season kicks in, you may be thinking about listing your property 
for sale. And if you decide that now is the time to enter the market and find the perfect spring 
property buyer, one of the first steps is to get your house ready for the all-important photo
shoot.

That’s right. It’s time to get serious and start doing all the jobs you’ve been putting off. Because when you put your property on the market, you need to make sure it looks its very best.

Get your toolbox out!

Broken door handle? Cracked tiles? Faulty toilet? If this sounds familiar, you must roll up your sleeves and get busy. Every house has issues that have been on the ‘to-do list’ for longer than they should. But if you want your property to make a good impression, you must get the problems fixed. 

The last thing you want is for potential buyers to spot jobs that need doing. Or, even worse, for someone to view your home and leave with the feeling there may be hidden problems. So, make a list, and get onto it. Even better, get a handyperson around for a few hours to do it for you! Either way, your property must be in good working order before you list it for sale.

It's time to tidy up.

Decluttering is all part of getting your home ready for sale. It’s a job most of us put off, but it’s essential. Often, the bits and pieces left lying around are practical items you need. But sometimes you’ll find they’re surplus to requirements and can go straight in the bin. 

Moreover, if your house is bursting at the seams, don’t stuff everything in a cupboard, as potential buyers may look inside. Instead, think about renting a storage space so you can store the items you don’t need out of the way.

Remove your personal stuff.

Many of us love to place photos of the people and animals we care about around our homes. But if you’re looking to sell, these need to go. A potential buyer must be able to easily imagine themselves living in your property, and pictures of your pets and family will get in the way of the process. 

Deep clean your home

Next up, it’s time to give your home a good clean, inside and out. It’ll be much easier with your clutter tidied away and the odd jobs sorted. But if you’ve got a big house, it could feel daunting. The trick is to tackle one room at a time. Clean the windows, de-cobweb, vacuum behind the furniture, and make sure there’s no sign of dampness or mildew. And take particular care with mouldy grout in the bathroom – it can be very off-putting. When you’ve cleaned the whole house, get started on the exterior.

The power of curb appeal

Getting your house looking tip-top on the outside is vital. First impressions count, so take care to remove any clutter from around your property. Clean the windows, mow the lawn, plant out the flower beds. And painting the front door is an easy way to transform the look of your home, making the entrance feel warm and welcoming. Do whatever it takes to present your property in its very best light.

Call the pest people.

A pest inspection is standard practice when you’re buying a home. So, if you come across an infestation of some kind or another while tidying up, don’t panic. Get onto it straight away and resolve the issue sooner rather than later. That way, it won’t be a stumbling block further down the track.

Love it or list it!

So now your house is looking so good, you may decide to stay! But if you’re keen to sell, it’s time to talk to Ed. The good news is you’ve done all the hard work, and all that’s left to do is dress the house ready for the photos. You can do this yourself or ask a property stylist to do it for you. Either way, once the photos are ready to go, Ed can start marketing your property.

Image by Media Drive of Kate Harvey of Decorate Your Real Estate.

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