Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Careful Preparation Delivers Financial Results for Sellers

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Careful Preparation Delivers Financial Results for Sellers

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LOCATION, location, location is the well-known catch-cry when it comes to looking for a new home, but for those planning to sell, there's another rule that it can pay to remember and that's 'detail, detail, detail'.

Careful planning and a just a little investment in sprucing up your home can deliver real financial results, according to First National Real Estate chief executive, Ray Ellis.

"You and your agent need to look at your home very objectively as you plan to put it on the market," he said.

"The decor, layout and furnishings may have suited your lifestyle perfectly over the years, but a range of people will be coming through to inspect it and you need to see it from their point of view.

"There are dozens of things that will add up to give a potential buyer an overall impression of your home and it is important this impression is as positive as possible."

Here are some tips from First National Real Estate on how to best prepare your home for the market to maximise buyer interest and ultimately, the price you will receive.

Get rid of clutter

You may love great-grandma's teapot sitting on the shelves, next to two year's worth of your favourite magazine, but crowded shelves and drawers can make rooms and storage space seem cluttered and smaller than they really are.

Consider putting some ornaments, books and non-essential kitchen utensils in storage through the sale period, leaving cupboards and shelves looking clean and spacious and with just a few objects placed to highlight a room's features.

Consider a paint job

While painting a home's interior or exterior is a major undertaking, it can transform a tired-looking weatherboard into the best-looking house on the street.

Discuss with your agent whether a professional paint job would be worthwhile.

Consider re-configuring rooms

If you are advertising a three-bedroom home for sale, then that is what people will be coming to see.

If you are using two of the bedrooms for storage or as workspace, consider re-organising them for the sale to show them at their best advantage. …

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