So you’ve decided you want to get your property on the market. You’ve spoken to a few agents and after getting three to four different appraisals, you’re confident who you want to list with. Great work so far, but unless you keep your property display-home schmick, here are at least five key things to do, before you have your first home open.
1. Maintain inner workings. If there is a flicking light, a dripping tap, a broken window or a cracked cornice, this all screams “zero care factor”. If you don’t care, why would the buyer? They’ll likely lowball if they make an offer at all because they’ll be scared about the stuff they can’t see lurking behind the scenes. A well maintained home provides for higher levels of confidence and buyers in this current market need confidence.
You don’t need to spend a bomb to update a room. In fact I am regularly impressed by the simplicity and cost effectiveness of the homewares range in Target, BigW and Kmart and unashamed to say I have styled a whole spare room of a home with exactly that.
Four easy room styling ideas
16 February 2016
Sometimes the simplest of ideas can inspire real change in a room. Try these four easy-to-implement ideas in your home for an instant room makeover.
A touch of organic matter
When you add a splash of nature to a room it brings a freshness unmatched by other design or styling elements. No need to spend a fortune on cut flowers, simply find something from the garden. Either clip a few branches or even a just single stem and pop in a vase. It makes a huge difference by bringing life into the room.