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We often get asked from property owners prior to putting their home on the market, how much work and expense should they undertake for property presentation. There is an expectation that money spent will result in a higher price, so is this realistic and how far do you go?

I have seen so many times vendors that put in a lot of time and effort, then question why they didn’t do this for themselves as the house looks so great once it’s done.

Property presentation is crucial to generating strong interest however there are some very simple things that can be done that doesn’t necessarily cost a lot of money. Whilst we have some good weather, this time of year can be really productive for a general home spruce up!

The main goal is to have a property looking neat, tidy and allow scope for buyers to visualise themselves living there. This effort doesn’t necessarily create a big over the top price, but it will get the property sold and this should always be the number one priority.

Here are my recommendations;

-De Clutter. Yes we have all heard it a million times, there is something pretty cleansing about ‘donating’ items we don’t want to a local charity or handing on to someone else to get enjoyment from. Big furniture needs to go! Less is more, what you haven’t used or worn in the last 12 months should go…

-Storage. If you don’t want to get rid of anything, purchasing clever storage so things can be out of sight will give a feeling of space, making a home look clean and highlight the true features. The eye should always be focused on the house not on what’s sitting around – knick knacks, personal photos etc

-Paint or Clean. If you don’t want to undertake painting an entire house internally, then spend $500 on cleaners coming in and making the house sparkle – a good wipe of walls removing marks and dirt can make a big difference. Clean windows – in Feng Shui your windows represent how you see the world. If the façade of the house is painted in old or outdated colours then definitely worth painting externally. Street appeal is everything!

-Carpets & Floors. Get rid of old, stained, smelly carpet! Even if you don’t want to polish floorboards, invest in a good rug

-Garden. Outsource the garden and get the professionals in to trim trees, weed and mow

-Gutters & Roof. Weeds growing out of gutters is not a good look and can be a hazard for storms, get them cleaned out. Again pay someone, we don’t advise anyone get on a ladder and doing this themselves, stay safe!

-Furniture Placement. I have changed so many rooms around to maximise the space or view. Nothing worse than an entire living room facing a wall with a TV when there is a magnificent aspect of the bush or ocean being neglected.

Finally….. allow your real estate agent to manage all this for you! Both Ben Jackson and I have commercial & domestic interiors experience. We can make this process so easy for you, our list of qualified and trusted trades are exceptional and we know who to refer for what jobs.

Whether you are just about to purchase a home or listing your property, all these tips will add value before or after the sales process.

 

See you at the open for inspections or any property by private appointment.

 

Regards

 

Kellie Saddington

Branch Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 OFF MARKET LISTING

198 GREAT OCEAN ROAD, ANGLESEA 

$1,250,000

A short walk to Pt Roadknight beach this beautiful light filled, contemporary home is situated on a landscaped 1394m2 block that makes the most of its amazing sea views. The quality of finishes in this near new coastal home immediately provide the feeling of a 5-star hotel.

 

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