A real estate move on the horizon…. Must do’s before listing!

Imagine being a buyer – clapping eyes on your property for the first time. How will it shape up – inviting to explore the inside or scary of what’s in stock judging from the exterior. You do not want the latter! Curb appeal can determine whether a buyer is lost or a bargain hunter has your property in sight.

First impressions are important. Be critical and then tackle those little tasks that could cost you big time before go to the market. A letterbox in need of a lick of paint / a dirty garage door / overgrown flower beds and a lawn begging for a mow – don’t let these get in your way to a successful sale at top dollar. Buyers’ perception are that the interior matches the exterior – so let it be a great one!

Starting with a groomed garden leading to a clean front door and welcoming mat is a good

introduction to your most valuable asset.

Inside needs to be uncluttered to make most of the space – remember that buyers are looking for space to place their furniture. Pack and store items out-of-the-way that might encroach on the spacious feel of your property.  Go a little further and neutralize the home by creating a blank canvas for buyers. Remove your photos and other visible personal belongings – they need to envisage themselves living there. Remember that buyers might open cupboard doors to check for sufficient space. Tidy the contents and remove surplus items – it creates a spacious and organised feel with sufficient space. 

Check the light bulbs, loose handles and anything that might negatively impact on an eye-pleasing finished look. Now do the duster dance: check all the corners / sills and finish off with giving those windows a sparkling clean look when the drapes / blinds are open.

Ready to step into a buyer’s shoes and do the walk through? Will it make the cut if you were to buy it?

Linda offers a free appraisal and chat on how to secure the most suitable buyer at the best possible price for your property.

Contact Linda on 022 64 50588 today! She’ll get you moving…

About Linda Dobson

Linda Dobson - REAA Certified - is a sales consultant at the Rototuna branch of Harcourts - one of the six offices in Hamilton. She markets and sells residential properties with dedicated service to vendors to fetch to best possible price for their real estate. She gladly assists as a buyer's consultant to purchasers to find their ideal homes or investment properties and is results driven. She has a passion for real estate and see beyond the brick and mortar to address the needs and wants of both vendors and purchasers. Call Linda today for friendly, professional service, information and assistance with your next home or investment property. Mob: +64 22 64 50588 www.property-spectrum.com
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