Small things can make a big difference when it comes to selling your house quickly and getting the best possible price for it. In particular, you need to make sure that when potential buyers walk through the door, they can picture themselves happily cooking in the kitchen, relaxing in the living room, and playing with the kids in the backyard. Here are five tips to help make this a reality.
Make sure every surface is dust-free, curtains are freshly washed, floors are spotless, and the house smells fresh and pleasant when potential buyers visit. A clean house makes a great first impression and prevents buyers from getting distracted by dirty floors or dust.
If you have a door which doesn’t quite shut properly, a wall which your kids scribbled on, a leaky tap, or other minor household issues, take care of them before you put your house on the market. Again, you don’t want potential buyers to be distracted by a long list of small problems, or trying to negotiate a lower price based on ‘all the work that needs to be done.’
You don’t need to do a major overhaul of your garden, but it’s important that buyers see weed-free beds, neat lawns, and trees and hedges which have been trimmed if necessary. A wild, untamed garden is off-putting for many buyers and doesn’t show your house to its best advantage.
Your rooms will look smaller and your storage space will seem inadequate if they are overflowing with excess ‘stuff’ you haven’t had the heart to throw away or send to the local op shop. Decluttering allows buyers to see how roomy your house is, and gives them an opportunity to imagine their own furniture and possessions in the space.
This is a good last step before putting your house on the market, and will probably be necessary once you’ve spent some time cleaning, repairing, gardening, and decluttering. The easiest way to get rid of assorted household waste, garden trimmings, and discarded possessions is to call a professional rubbish removal company to handle the job for you while you start making appointments with real estate agents and getting your house listed.
If you’re in the greater Sydney area, call Any Rubbish on 0419 635 238 for information and an obligation-free quote. We work seven days a week, including evenings, and we can safely dispose of all types of household and construction waste.