C&G’s Guide to Preparing Your Home For Sale

Have you decided to put your property on the market? How exciting! Regardless of your motivation and goals for selling, you deserve the very best possible return on your asset. This latest C&G guide unpacks key considerations when preparing your home for sale. Have a read!

Tackle any potential turn-offs.

Improve your chances of securing an outstanding result by offering a great first impression. You can begin by taking a step back and creating a list of potential repairs or upgrades. This could involve replacing old wallpaper, polishing out scratches on floorboards, oiling creaky door handles or lifting carpet stains. Don’t forget presentation at the front entrance to your home, as well as the backyard. Small imperfections may not bother you, but choosy buyers may perceive them as a sign of neglect. They want to move into a home that won’t cost them in immediate repairs.

Make the repairs.

Once you’ve itemised your repairs, make those upgrades. Your anticipated sales price should reflect your investment in the home, and buyers won’t be impressed if they can still see chew marks from Fido’s puppy years. If your taps are in working order and the walls have a fresh coat of paint, your home will feel loved and welcoming to buyers. 

Clean, clean, clean!

Give your home the diamond treatment! Sparkly surfaces will immediately put visitors in a good mood, and your potential buyers will appreciate how well-maintained your home is. We suggest visiting other ‘open for inspections’ to observe how those properties are presented. It may be worth hiring a professional cleaning service or home stager to give your space a fresh make-over. Our guide to home staging unpacks the benefits of engaging professionals, as they will know exactly how to make your property appeal to buyers.

Make necessary upgrades.

Upgrades can cost more than simple repairs, but they can prove advantageous if you are competing against similar listings. Discuss potential improvements with your agent, as they will have a sound understanding of neighbouring properties and what appeals to your demographic of buyers. Generally speaking, kitchens, bathrooms, and exteriors will invite the most attention during an inspection. Perhaps adding some stylish fixtures, simple landscaping, or increasing storage will make all the difference.

Selling a home is rewarding, which explains why Chisholm and Gamon have been doing so in beautiful Bayside Melbourne for so long! Whether selling has just crossed your mind or you’re well into the planning process, do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns. We’re here to help you achieve all your real estate goals!


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