The 4 most common open home mistakes

If you want to sell your home for the best price possible you need to pay attention to how it presents to buyers.

An open home is a chance to showcase your property in an appealing way to buyers so that they can see it at its full potential. Don’t let something silly let it down like an overgrown garden or a cracked window.

You need to put in a little bit of effort and make sure your property truly shines.

So what mistakes do you need to avoid?

  1. Forgetting the outside

It doesn’t matter how good a property looks on the inside if the outside is turning buyers away. First impressions count so its important that sellers clean up their gardens, fix the front fence and make sure that the exterior of the property looks clean and presentable. 

  1. Not cleaning and de-cluttering

You want to make your property appear clean and well maintained. Don’t let buyers see dusty edges or old magazines stacked in corners.

Spend time thoroughly cleaning and de-cluttering every room of your property. Don’t forget cupboards and drawers because buyers may check these spaces. Also clean out garages and backyard sheds as they will be much more appealing to a buyer if they look clean and usable.

  1. Overlooking repairs

If there is anything that needs to be repaired at the property then buyers will see this as a hassle. Even buyers that are willing to take on repairs may overestimate the cost of them and factor this into their offering price People aren’t looking for extra work to do, they want homes that are move-in ready. It is always a good idea to make sure that everything at the property is in working order before putting it on the market.

  1. Not setting the scene 

Help buyers fall in love with your property. Set the scene in each room by doing little things like putting out a table and chairs in entertaining areas, or pillows and art in living areas to help make these areas feel more warm and inviting. Don’t forget to also take away any photos or abstract items that may polarise buyers.

If you’re after more advice to help you present your home for sale, contact McGrath Central Tablelands.

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