12 Tips to Prepare your home for a spring sale

Spring Tips for Sale

12 Tips to Prepare your home
for a Spring Sale

Spring selling season is here! Taking steps to prepare your home now will help you avoid the stress of a last minute rush to market.

  1. Spring clean
    Give your property a “spring clean”. From windows to inside cupboards, a top to bottom clean is a great way to prepare your home for sale.
  2. Groom the garden
    Remove weeds and dead plants, mow the lawn, plant some new plants and add a layer of mulch.
  3. Do a thorough inspection
    Inspect walls and floors for water damage, peeling paint, check for plumbing leaks, broken seals on windows and doors, signs of pest, built up of mould or mildew.
  4. Eliminate odours
    Open the windows to get the fresh air flowing through the house. This will help get rid of any smells that may have built up over winter.
  5. Paint
    Add a fresh coat of paint using neutral colours in a matt finish.
  6. Finish projects and repairs
    Complete any home improvement projects you have under way and make any and all necessary repairs to your home.
  7. Remove personal items
    Remove family photos, souvenirs, and accolades. Consider putting oversized, worn-looking, or clashing furniture pieces into storage.
  8. Freshen up fixtures & hardware
    Light fixtures, bathroom mirrors, taps, shower heads and cabinet hardware can all be replaced for very little money and make a huge difference in terms of visual appeal.
  9. Depersonalise your home
    Decluttering makes your interiors and storage spaces look more spacious, and depersonalising your home provides potential buyers with a blank canvas to imagine the house as theirs.
  10. Create a welcoming entrance
    Your front door is the first thing potential buyers will see when they visit your home, so remember to make it inviting. Paint the door if needed, replace any damaged hardware, and declutter the entrance area.
  11. Stage
    Staging your property allows you to target specific demographics and possibly achieve a better price. Place furniture to maximize the feelings of space and light in your home, with an eye to how rooms flow into each other.
  12. Work with an expert to Achieve a successful sale
    Spring is a preferred time to sell and buy, and as a seller, you could enhance your chances of getting a great price and achieving a faster sale by preparing your property in the right way. Your agent can help make your property stand out and successfully market it to your target demographic.

Preparing to sell this spring?

If you’re preparing to sell your property, make sure you get in touch with an experienced real estate agent and obtain an accurate property appraisal. Get a free expert property appraisal with an Urban agent by filling the form below or calling us in 02 8315 7789.