Spring is definitely in the air with lots more blue sky and fine days to be enjoyed.
At this time of the year we do experience more activity with more property coming onto the market, so I thought I’d share with potential sellers some of our team’s ideas to get your property sparkling in preparation for your first open home.
If you’re contemplating re-carpeting your home, consider giving it a serious steam clean to freshen up the colour first. If you’re time poor, you can hire a professional to do this for you. However if you’re trying to save money, you can easily hire a steam cleaner and do the work yourself.
No one likes to see a messy or overgrown garden, it’s simply not appealing. Take some time to trim branches, rake leaves and plant some spring flowers.
If you haven’t repainted your walls in a while, the warm spring-time weather is great for getting painting projects completed. You may want to consider repainting any brightly coloured feature walls in a neutral colour to make the room appear larger.
If your front door is looking a bit drab, give it a new coat of paint too. It’s the first thing people will see when they enter your property, so make sure it looks clean and inviting.
Minor kitchen makeover
Make some minor improvements such as changing all of the handles on drawers and cupboards to something more modern and clean looking.
Re-finishing your outdoor deck every few years will help minimise annoying cracks and splinters, as well as keeping it looking good. While you are sanding, stripping back, and re-staining the deck, consider re-staining your stairs and some of your wooden furniture too. You could choose a completely different furniture stain colour for a new and updated look.
Wash down your windows with soapy water to get rid of built up dust and cobwebs. It will allow more natural light in, as well as giving off the appearance of a well maintained home.
If you haven’t replaced your lighting fixtures in the last decade, it might be time to replace them with something new. Head to your local lighting store and purchase some lighting fixtures which are more modern and elegant, to boost the appeal of your home.
Concrete driveways or footpaths around the home can look really tired and dirty after a few years. Make it look brand new by using a pressure cleaner to wash away years of built up dirt and grime.
If I can assist you regarding the sale of your property, please contact me: phone 0400 221 592 or email Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org