How to Prepare a Property for Sale in Canberra – 5 Simple Tips

Preparing a property for sale in Canberra is easy when you know how. In many cases, all it takes is some elbow grease (hard work) and an eye for detail. In this blog post, we provide 5 simple tips for homeowners seeking to prepare their property for sale in Canberra. Hopefully, these tips will help you achieve a better sale price!

1. Give your home a good clean

A clean home creates a good impression and suggests your property has been well-maintained. Prior to hitting the market, you need to give your kitchen, bathroom/s, windows, floor and window coverings, doors, ceilings and walls (don’t forget the light switches) a thorough cleaning. Once your home is sparkling clean, you’ll then need to maintain the standard – this is best achieved by creating a daily cleaning schedule.

2. Tidy up the garden

A tidy garden increases a property’s curb appeal. When a prospective buyer drives down your street,  the garden is one of the first things they see. A well-kept garden entices buyers to look further; in other words, to explore the inside of your home. When preparing a property for sale in Canberra, it’s imperative to tidy up (and then maintain) your lawns, edges, garden beds and trees (any hedges should be shaped).

3. Declutter

Preparing a property for sale in Canberra is an opportunity to declutter, get rid of unused items and reduce future removal costs. The benefit of decluttering is that it makes a home look more spacious and stylish. It also enables prospective buyers to assess the condition of your home and to better visualise the placement of their own furniture. An easy and profitable way to declutter is to conduct a garage sale. Alternatively, you can donate items to charity.

4. Refresh the paintwork

A layer or two of fresh paint is a great way to freshen up a property for sale in Canberra – particularly If you’re handy with a paintbrush and have the time. A freshly painted home is more likely to give prospective buyers a feeling of “newness” or “freshness.” When repainting a home (inside or outside), it’s important to stick to more classic and neutral colours, as they appeal to a wider audience.

5. Revitalise floor coverings

If your floor coverings don’t shape up after a proper clean, you may need to consider refurbishment or replacement. Although new carpets and synthetic floor coverings aren’t cheap, they could pay for themselves if you get a higher price for your home. The cost of revitalising timber floors is dependent on their condition: moderately worn timber can usually be re-coated, whereas badly scratched timber requires sanding and polishing.

Final Thoughts

Preparing a property for sale in Canberra is essential if you want to sell quickly or obtain a great price. There’s little doubt that first impressions count with prospective buyers. Fortunately, many of the tips described in this blog post don’t require a large financial outlay. However, if you need financial assistance to prepare your property for sale in Canberra, or to fund a bathroom / kitchen renovation, Renovation Matters has financial options available.

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