Hopefully you read our last blog post ‘The 1 Month Rule’ and, having decided to put your property on the market have prepared a plan for preparing your property for its grand entrance onto the real estate market. Remember, making a big impact at the time of listing provides the best chance of a quick sale at a high price.
Over the next 10 weeks we will cover in a bit more detail our ‘Top 10’ Pre-Sale Tips and explain why we think they are so important. This week it’s all about internal & external painting & color choice.
Once again, as with the ‘1 Month Rule’, this topic is all about taking care of the little things that together, will make a big difference to how long your property takes to sell and ultimately the price you are able to achieve.
Use this month to:
Give your property a uniform external look – Stand across the street from your house (or even take a photo) and take an objective look. Are the house and fence uniform and/or complimentary in color? Now take a closer look - does the paintwork on the fence look worn or faded in areas? Is the house paint in good condition?
Give your property a neutral internal look – The objective here is to appeal to the broadest number of buyers. Choosing a neutral color palette for walls & trims not only maximizes the feeling of space, but also makes it easier for prospective purchasers to visualize their own furnishings fitting in.
Get some help – Not sure where to start? Seek professional advice – your Real Estate Agent can make recommendations and of course, 3 Pea’s Property Styling is on hand to assist. Once you know what needs to be done you can proceed with getting the relevant trades to complete the work (or 3 Pea’s Property Styling can arrange this for you). Alternatively, round up a bunch of family & friends and spend a few hours ticking these jobs off. This type of preparation need not cost the earth, maybe just the promise of a BBQ & a few drinks at the end of a productive day!
We would love the opportunity to assist you prepare for the sale of your property. For more information regarding 3 Pea’s Property Styling services and past projects please go to the website, www.the3peas.com.au or contact me directly on 0438 344 282 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jo Powell is the Director of 3 Pea's Property Styling. Combining her creative skills with her accounting background to assist her clients to achieve the best possible outcomes in the sale of their property.