It’s the peak house selling time – and we work with a lot of property owners to get their house looking and working at its best!
We’re called to fix a range of issues and almost all of these homeowners “we’ve put up with that sticking door for years, and now we’re moving, we’re having it fixed”.
Here’s our key things to do if selling your house – even if you’re NOT selling, this list of ideas can help you enjoy your castle more.
It’s easy to let maintenance slide when you’ve lived there for a while: stiff doors, tired deck, torn flyscreens and a bit of rotted wood become part of your house.
However, if you’re looking to sell, these make your house look rundown and ultimately less ready to move into straight away, which could decrease its value.
Fixing all those small problems before you put your house on the market can go a long way to making your home look ready to live in.
Leaving your things all over the place
Buyers want to be able to picture themselves living in your house. Remove the clutter and as much of the personal items.
You don’t need to take down all your family photos, but clearing the front of the fridge makes a big difference. Think of all the reality shows you’ve seen, do they ever leave the fridge with a scattering of magnets with an assortment of papers hanging off them?
We’ve been to open for inspections where laundry is scattered on floors and beds. No one wants to picture themselves living like that! Hide your laundry baskets (clean and dirty), and ensure sports gear and children’s toys have baskets or cupboards to go in. This effort will help make your home more universally appealing.
You only get one chance at this
First impressions always matter, so give your entrance a thought.
Making sure your front gate works properly and fixing your path is a start, and it’s well worth sprucing up your front garden.
For added wow factor, repainting your front door and window frames will make your house pop and make it look more inviting.
A final tip
While cleaning your floors is all well and good, it’s worth giving your house a deep clean to make it look pristine.
Cleaning all windows inside and out will make the whole house brighter, and making sure all appliances are sparkling, including the inside of the oven, will go a long way.
Doing a deep clean will also help you sort out a lot of miscellaneous junk, making it easier to face your big move when it comes.
If this list seems daunting – speak with a Hire A Tradesman expert today on 1300 79 HIRE (4473).