Spring is a little over a month away, and is the season when the property market is at its peak. Maximum buyers and sellers are in the market; properties are looking their best with beautiful gardens and plenty of natural light, before the market slows down prior to Christmas.

If you are planning to sell your property this spring, now is the time to undertake any needed renovations, complete home maintenance, and freshen up your property in preparation for the spring market.

There are a number of quick and easy ideas you can employ to get your home looking its best, and to make that all important “first impression” a powerful statement.

Take a walk down your street and the immediate surrounding ones, jotting down notes as you compare your property to others. Try to be as objective as you can to gain some ideas on what you could do to make your property stand out! A good friend or an experienced real estate Sales Consultant can help point out a range of minor changes to undertake to deliver that great first impression.

It could be as simple as painting a front gate/fence, or cutting back trees and fertilizing the lawn. Ensure your front gardens are in order so visitors form a favourable first impression before they get to your front door.

For a modest sum, you can really brighten up your gardens with in-season flowers and shrubs.

Next, analyse the inside of your home. Crowded rooms seem smaller than they are. Buyers don’t usually bring a measuring tape to see if their furniture fits, but instead will assess each room mentally and think about how their current furniture and life could transition into your home. If your furniture consumes the space, buyers will find it hard to picture having enough room to live there. So it would be a good idea to either sell or store excess furniture offsite.

You should also look at having carpets and drapes professionally cleaned to remove any odours, especially from pets or smokers. Get fresh air circulating around your home at all opportunities.

Look at purchasing modern accessories to liven up various parts of your home. For instance, new cushions and perhaps a throw and some accessories can do wonders to lift a tired living space.

Add new towels and accessories to freshen the bathroom, as well as some selective plants and flowers throughout your home.

It would be worthwhile, before putting your home on the market, to discuss your presentation ideas and home improvements with a local real estate sales expert. They are objective, know what buyers are looking for, and can give you excellent advice on what is worthwhile doing. This advice will keep you focused and not wasting money on changes that will not improve your property’s value.

When it comes to selling your home, it is certainly worth putting in the extra effort for maximum return.

For any real estate advice, contact one of our highly experienced Sales Consultants on 4628 7444.

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