Green Real Estate Agency

Selling your home

First impressions last – and nothing could be more true when it comes to presenting your property for sale.

Your property may be one of many that a buyer will see on open day. But we want yours to be the one they put an offer on first!

These tips can help you clinch a great price and a premium sale price.

Tips for selling your home...

Lastly, don’t be afraid to put some smells back in! The old favourites, fresh bread, flowers and
coffee can make your home feel familiar and inviting for potential buyers.

One of the most common complaints from buyers is those tell-tale signs you share your home with
someone furry.

Try to get rid of any smells and any inside evidence of your pets. It’s also best to have them absent or contained during inspections.

While your house is getting the once over, it’s best to leave buyers to explore their potential new home on their own.

Open up a few windows prior to your open to keep air flowing. Draw back curtains and blinds to bring in as much as light as possible and to show off your house from the street.

Not everyone’s decoration tastes are the same. It’s often safer to assume a more neutral style.

Consider:

  • Paintings or mirrors to help fill blank walls.
  • Vases and plants for a homely feel.
  • Single beds to maximise space in smaller bedrooms.
  • Outdoor furniture to show a buyer how they might use the area.

Give your house a good clean, inside and out, to make it appear more livable.

Clear away any clutter that has accumulated in living spaces to show off the space. People will peek in your cupboards. A de-clutter & tidy can make them look very roomy.

It’s worth getting any small items fixed before sale. Buyers do notice minor maintenance issues such as sticking doors, dripping taps, flaking paint and missing light bulbs.

Many people will drive-by before deciding whether to come to your open home. So it’s important to have the outside of your home looking its best.

Move rubbish bins out of sight, especially if they’re one of the first things people will see.

Trim hedges and shrubs and have the lawn freshly mowed.

What if my home is rented?

Learning that you want to sell can be upsetting for tenants. We find selling a tenanted property is a smooth process if we work with your tenants and keep the lines of communication open.

Whilst it’s difficult to replicate the same standard of presentation you would display if you were living in your home. We encourage tenants to support you in your decision to sell by keeping the property clean and tidy.

In turn we offer them flexibility for inspection times and assistance should they need to find a new home after sale.

Thinking of selling?

Contact our Sales Department now on 02 9807 8899 or email .

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