Getting Ready to Stage Your Property for Sale

The key to getting your home to stand out from the competition, sell quickly and add a few thousand to your final sale price without too much hassle, is to ensure that it is well prepared for the sale. To achieve this, you need to do a small number of things that will add the most value to your home in the least amount of time, and with minimal outlay.

Here are a few things that you need to look at as you consider your house for sale.

Sweep through every inch of your home and yard and note what needs to be changed, repaired or enhanced. You will then be ready to complete the necessary repairs and do a home staging.
Imagine that you are a buyer and have come to your home to have a look with the intention of buying it. Note down any bits and pieces of things that would push you away, repel you, or make you not want to buy your home. Note the wear and tear, any damage to the roof, ceiling, built-in cupboards etc.; any signs of bad taste in your mouth that would make you not put your money into the house.

Some things to look out for include:

Paint, floor coverings and bench tops.

It can surprise you how economical and easy it can be to give your home a whole new look with fresh paint, different floor coverings and bench tops with a granite look, just to mention a few. In many cases, new floor coverings and bench tops can be placed directly over the old ones, hence saving time and money.

Additional fixtures.

Also consider additional fixtures that would enhance your home like additional wardrobes, cupboards, benches etc. Are there features missing that you would expect to see?

General impression.

Is your house worn-out and outdated? What does the interior design look like? Does it have enough lighting and air circulation?

Backyard.

What about the backyard? Could it be planned and organised differently? Is the fence suitable for all families with or without children? Is your home suitable for families with pets?