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What is the best way to prepare your home for sale?
Start by DE- Cluttering. You want to show your home off, not all your clutter. We have all collected lots of stuff over the years. These could be if the form of gifts, or we may be a collector of things. These items can go into storage. But before you do that. You'll need to decide which of these items you absolutely cannot get rid of. Now that you're packing, this is the time to only pack the items that spark joy. If you have items that are broken etc, they can go in the bin. Other items can go to a Charity organisation.
Repairs: Make any minor repairs you can yourself, or hire a Handy Man to do the little jobs you can't.
Clean the carpet. It may have been a while since the last steam clean. Now's a good a time as ever.
Check all the blinds and curtains for repairs and or cleaning. Dust blinds with a damp cloth. I you have heavy drapes, replace with light weight curtains. They are relatively cheap from KMart, IKea and Freedom.
Style: Once you've De-Cluttered and repaired, consider using the services of a Home Stylist to help you showcase your home at its best. She will advise on what items to remove into storage as to make the space more effective. If you have an empty house to sell. She will organise furniture for you to hire while the home is on the market. Empty rooms lack appeal!. If you are seriously expecting a good return on your home. Then you'll need to stage it.
Clean: I left the worst one until last, as no one likes cleaning. Therefore hire someone else to do it for you. After you organised that its time to take photos. Your rep will organise this for you.
Then its time to list your property for sale.
Furniture staging works because when you stage an empty house and you fill it with lovely furniture, It will present much better.
An empty home lacks appeal, and buyers can't tell what the rooms are used for. When you put furniture in there, the prospective buyers can see what each room is used for more clearly. A furnished house will present much better online. About 90% of buyers will be searching on the net. Therefore, you increase exposure to your advertisement which then turns to higher numbers of buyers attending the inspections
The benefits of using the services of a stylist to stage your home, outweighs the benefits of not using one at all. Your home could sell faster and for more money. So why take the risk of having your home on the market for months. When it could sell in weeks like 19/3 Mitchell Street in Mount Lawley. This lovely town house had an offer on it in only two weeks.
It was an empty town house with river views, the clients wanted to sell fast and get a better than good return on it so they staged it to sell. It paid off. The buyer could see the purpose of each of the rooms and the seller was happy it sold so fast.
Staging your home with furniture showcases your home at its best.
The first tips is the simplest. It's obviously a must to clean and tidy your home before an inspection, but it's crucial to also get rid of clutter that would stand in the way of a potential buyer picturing themselves living within the home.
That means getting rid of personal nick knacks and photographs, unnecessary furniture. You may need to organise a storage facility so that you can pack and store unwanted items and furniture.
Make any aesthetic repairs well before inspection. things like filling chips in walls and leaking taps etc. Make a to do list and stick to it. Does you home need a fresh coat of paint?
You may want to invest in new window treatments if yours are out of date. On the day of the Home Open, open all window treatments and let the natural light in.
Do you need to replace old tired outdated light fittings?
Invest in high wattage globes to lighten each space.
ORGANISE A STYLIST
Once you're clutter free and you've crossed off the to do list. Then its time to call the stylist. She will advise on and tweak on anything that could potentially put a client off, from making an offer. She may advise you to remove some furniture items to make the space appear bigger. Or reinvent a room in a better way. She will show you how to make a bed that looks like it came out of a magazine. She may give you a shopping list of items to buy for your home to create more impact. She will also show you how to create a WOW factor in each room to entice the buyer.
It's very important to have professionally presented photos, as people will peruse the internet, so you want yours to stand out from your competitors. A Professional photographer knows which angle to best present a room in the best possible way.
Your Sales Agent will have a photographer that they use.
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Are you putting your home on the market?
Then don't underestimate the importance of presentation and curb appeal.
Buyers will do a drive by to see your home, and if its not up to scratch they won't bother going inside.
Some things you need to consider
What is a property Assessment?
A Property Assessment is needed before you put your home on the market. The reason for this is because, the assessment is taken from a buyers perspective. This gives the seller a better idea of what needs to be done before the Home Open. Also this gives them a better chance for a better presentation of their home.
What Happens Next
We'll come to you and advise on the most cost effective approach to get your home ready for sale.
We will leave you with a property report, with a to do list. A list much like the one above. Whilst we are there at your home, we'll also make a report on the back yard.
When you've completed everything, then you're ready to put the home on the market.
When you prepare your home for sale, it presents better on the Real Estate listing. This will give you a better chance of selling faster and you'll have more buyers bidding for your home.
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With a strong link between gratitude and wellbeing, we could all do with learning a little hygge.
Hygge: a phenomenon first documented in the 18th century, Denmark. Pronounced " heurgha"
( it makes a sound like you're clearing your throat) In English it means a "hug"
The meaning of "hygge" is the absence of anything annoying or emotionally overwhelming: taking pleasure from the presence of gentle soothing things. Candlelight is "hygge" ( Danes burn more candles per head than any where else in the Europe, according to the European Candle Association)
Bakeries are "hygge" and dinner with friends is "hygge". Hygge is about appreciating the little things in life, hygge is a big deal in Denmark. They are hygge fundamentalist's.
Denmark is regularly voted one of the happiest countries in the world, so could this recognition of hygge moments and gratitude for times past contribute to the high levels of contentment?
Studies show that there's a clear link between gratitude and wellbeing.
Danes have been proven to less materialistic than other cultures, and they appreciate low cost activities and the simple things in life, like having a coffee and lighting some candles to create a cosy atmosphere.
The Danes do "cosy" like no other nation. A typical home in Denmark will look like something out of an Ideal home magazine. They use a lot of natural material including wood and leather. Lamps are artfully positioned to create pools of light. Lights are used to make spaces feel relaxed and warm.
I think we could all do with a little more hygge, don't you?
Exerts taken from westweekend 21.11.15 The telegraph Media Group Ltd