Article By Ray Becher

As a seller, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to prepare your property before it goes to market, and simple things can go a long way in creating the best first impression possible, and as the expression goes, first impressions last.

A well-presented property is more appealing to prospective purchasers and can contribute significantly to buyer interest and the final sales price, but preparing your house for sale means more than just taking the dog to your in-laws and hanging some fresh towels in the bathroom.

Tips like; cleaning, deodorising, de-cluttering and removing all personal possessions go a long way in presenting the property as a blank canvas and making it more desirable to prospective buyers.

Nature strips and gardens should be mowed and manicured, and any unfinished projects should be completed. If budget and time permits, internal and external painting are always a great option, as is procuring the advice of a professional stylist and hiring furniture or key pieces to further highlight the properties features.

Every property is different, and we suggest you talk with your agent, or Vendor Advocate with regards to best strategies to present your property, and plan and budget accordingly to avoid stresses and having to do things at the last minute. (Like taking the dog to your in-laws!)

Advice on presenting your house is one of the services we include when engaged as a Vendor Advocate to sell your property, and the team from Elite Property Advisory would be pleased to work with you to best present your property and get it ready for market.