Preparation ensures saleability

A little work can mean more in your pocket

At Strong Property we have qualified trades and professional people on hand who are ready to help if you require any maintenance done on your property. Just call the Strong Property Team. We will be happy to be involved. It’s all part of the service.

However here are some helpful hints that could assist you in achieving a quicker sale and a better price.

First impressions - Remember your property will often be viewed for the first time from a car window, so ensure that it looks inviting from the street. You are competing with other properties so a well presented, attractive exterior will entice buyers for a closer look. Keep lawns watered and trimmed, flower beds cultivated and the yard free of rubbish. The front door and entrance should be swept and free of cobwebs.

Decorate for a quick sale - Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce desire. Show the prospective buyers how attractive the home is rather than highlight the work the new owner will need to put in as soon as they move in. Have the home cool in summer and warm in winter. Fresh flowers in rooms always give a home a real lift.

A sparkling home attracts buyers - Give it a thorough cleaning and you’ll greatly enhance its appeal to buyers.

From top to bottom - Display the full value of your spare room by removing unnecessary article and organising those items you want to retain there.

Safety first - Keep stairways and walkways clear. Avoid a cluttered appearance.Make cupboards look bigger - Neat, well organised cupboards show that the space is ample.

Fix those taps - Dripping taps discolour sinks and bath and calls attention to faulty plumbing.

Repairs can make a big difference - Loose knobs, sticking doors and windows, wrapped cabinet drawers may be minor, but they detract from the value. Have them fixed.

Wet the appetite with the kitchen - A well displayed kitchen adds great appeal to the chef of the family. Put a pot of coffee on, polish taps and clean appliances. Keep bench space free of clutter to emphasise the space.

Check and re-check your bathroom - Bright and clean bathrooms enhance the salability of many homes. Have healthy plants on show, clean mirrors, coordinate towls and mats.

Aromas - Cigarette smoke, animal and food smells and other unpleasant odours will remain in the buyer’s memory well after the inspection. A wide range of deodorisers are available to freshen up your interior. If unsure please ask for our assistance.

Storage - Clean out garages and sheds of excess furniture and old treasures. Perhaps you might consider a garage sale before you sell. Buyers wish to see space not clutter.