From cleaning your home to organising an appraisal, there’s a lot to do when preparing your house for sale. While certain aspects like location, size and type of property can’t be changed, there’s still plenty you can do to get the best possible outcome in a sale.
At Elaine Mills Property Management, we often get asked “what should I do to prepare when selling my house?”. As experts of selling property in Darwin, Palmerston and rural areas, here are six ways you can attract more buyers.
1. Fix Any Problems
Putting a damaged property up on the market is a poor strategy for getting the best sale price. From patchy paint to dodgy door handles and damaged flyscreens, fixing minor damage is key to putting up a house for sale Darwin buyers will consider.
2. Simple but Effective Improvements
There’s no need to fork out on expensive renovations. Instead, aim to make small improvements that make a difference. This includes replacing old fixtures and fittings like lights, bathroom mirrors, shower heads, taps and cabinet hardware, all of which can be done cost-effectively.
Another cost-effective way of revitalising the look of your house is repainting the interiors and/or the exterior of the house. If the paint job is aging or too bright and bold, this may not appeal to a wide range of buyers. A fresh coat of paint can transform tired old walls, brighten dark hallways and effectively highlight architectural features. Stick to neutral colours like cream, white and beige for interiors as most buyers look for a blank canvas where they can inject their own personality.
4. New Window Coverings
New blinds, shutters or curtains can also transform the look and feel of your home. Ensure your new window coverings flow well with the rest of the features in your house. Aluminium blinds, for example, look fantastic when paired with stainless steel appliances and door handles.
5. Decorate to Sell
Effectively styling your property helps it stand out. A professional stylist can offer advice on how to arrange your furniture, or they can remove your belongings and professionally style the space with tasteful furnishings that appeal to the widest range of buyers.
6. Low-Maintenance Garden
Remember that when you’ve got a house for sale Darwin buyers are drawn to street appeal. The front of the property is often the first thing potential buyers see in real estate marketing. Ideally, you’ll have a garden that looks great from the front but doesn’t take much effort to maintain.
Get in Touch with Elaine Mills Property Management
Ready to sell your home? Book a free appraisal with Elaine Mills Property Management today to get advice from the experts in selling property in Darwin, Palmerston and the rural areas of the Northern Territory. For more help, contact us online with “I’m thinking about selling my house”, and we’ll help you determine your next steps!