Guide To Selling

Selling your home, even in a hot market doesn’t mean you can get away with not presenting it well. Although quite a few vendors appear to think that is the case according to some of Australia’s top agents.

Dirty dishes in the sink, bad cooking smells and body odour are among the biggest turn offs for buyers, according to the agents who show them through properties.

WASH up if you want to sell up.

Dirty dishes in the sink

It’s hard to believe that it wouldn’t occur to most sellers to wash the dishes and put them away, but this is a common one which can make the kitchen look like a disaster zone. And while we are in the kitchen the leads us to another big turn off —

Pets and their stuff

No one wants to see the box of kitty litter parked next to the fridge, particularly if there is a little something left behind. Likewise bowls of dog or cat food distributed around the house or chew toys left lying around for an unsuspecting potential buyer to step on. Same goes for any little nuggets your dog may leave on the back lawn. Also take pets with you when you leave while inspections are happening.

IT doesn’t matter how cute your cat is kitty litter in the kitchen is a no, no.

IT doesn’t matter how cute your cat is kitty litter in the kitchen is a no, no.

 Odours

Bad body odour, last night’s curry, smoke and smelly pets can be just plain yuck. Do something about it, air the house out, don’t try and disguise it with incense, that can just make things worse.

WHAT is that smell?

It can linger when you have left … That bad odour smell can be costly when selling your home.

Dirty or cluttered toilets/bathrooms

Clean them! Put the lid down! Don’t have empty toilet rolls on the holder or a stack of reading material on the floor next to the toilet. De-clutter the bathroom, everybody doesn’t need to see all those lovely, expensive lotions and potions you can afford, they’d rather see that there is plenty of storage space to put things away.

CLOSE the lid people!

Lasting impression … Close the lid and make sure there are no last-minute stains anywhere.

 Weed the garden/mow the lawn

First impressions count and if the first impression you get is that you are going to have to spend all your free time weeding an overgrown garden and mowing the lawn, buyers may not be inclined to walk in the front door.

THERE’S a house in there somewhere.

Make an effort to have the gardens tidy … There is a house worth a fortune in here somewhere.

It doesn’t matter how nice your knickers are, don’t leave them on the line.

A real no no … It doesn’t matter how nice your knickers are, don’t leave them on the line.

LET there be light. Change blown bulbs.

A must … Change any blown light bulbs before an inspection.

Source: http://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/the-biggest-homebuyer-turn-offs/story-fncq3era-1226887957895