Tips for Selling



– Select an agent

– Method of sale

– Consultation on maximizing price

– Construction of innovative marketing campaigns to maximize exposure

– Presentation


– Sign & internet listing go live

– Buyer inspections

– Open houses

– Communication


– Offers

– Negotiation

– Offer Accepted

– Contracts exchanged with cooling off period

– Cooling off period ends

– Settlement

– Move out


There’s an old saying – ‘first impressions count’ – and nothing could be truer when it comes to presenting your property for sale. That means a tidy and presentable interior and exterior as many people will drive-by your home prior to deciding whether to inspect it via private appointment or an open day.

Your property is usually just one in a very long list of properties a buyer will see, so it’s crucial that they see your home in the best possible light. The more desirable your property appears, the better your sale price is likely to be. Also never underestimate the power of emotion. “It just felt right.”

Here are our top tips for presenting your property:

Street appeal: Make sure the front of your property looks appealing and inviting with a weed-free garden and some attractive pot plants.

Clean and bright: Before every viewing, give your property a “once-over”, ensuring the windows are clean inside and out, and arrange window furnishings to admit as much light through your home as possible.

Bathrooms and kitchens are especially important. Ensuring that windows are clean inside and out – it’s surprising how much difference it makes to the light. Don’t forget about the outside of your home as well. Your gardens, backyard and the outside walls of your home, be sure to clean these areas are clean as well.

“Dress” your property: A hint of colored accessories throughout does wonders for any room. Buy some cheap cushions and new linen that will also give your home a lift.

Cut the clutter: You want the prospective buyer to be able to imagine their own belongings in the property, so de-clutter to keep things tidy. Less clutter will also help make rooms appear larger, remove items like mail, dishes, shoes, shampoos etc. De-personalize: Pack up personal photographs and family heirlooms. For example in the garage area we always have lots of clutter. Buyers can’t see past personal artefacts, and you don’t want them to be distracted.

Fix it: From leaking taps to a broken bulb, make sure the minor repairs are taken care of. A lick of paint will freshen scuffs and scrapes in the woodwork. Basic maintenance work like checking the electric and the possible water damages will help to ensure buyers don’t find any faults.

Freshen up: Get rid of smoke or pet odours. Open the windows, turn on all the lights and light a candle. Fresh flowers are cheap and cheerful.

Pets: Always clean and tidy up after your pets and take them out of the property during open times.