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How To Prepare Your Property For A Spring Sale

Spring is a season of renewal, fresh beginnings, blooming flowers, and it’s also a time when many new buyers want to make the big move and find a new place to call home.  This offers sellers a prime opportunity to attract potential buyers and secure a successful sale.

However, before you list your property on the market, it’s essential to ensure that it stands out among the competition. That’s why in this blog, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to prepare your property for a spring sale, increasing its appeal and maximising its potential value. Let’s dive in!

Prepare your property for a spring sale: the ultimate guide

 

1. Home Repairs and enhancements

Addressing necessary repairs and making strategic upgrades can significantly boost your property’s value. So before listing your home on the market, ensure that you undertake:

a. General Repairs: Repair leaky faucets, squeaky doors, and any other issues that may deter potential buyers.

b. Kitchen Upgrades: Consider upgrading your stove and cooktop, cabinetry, sinks or taps hob and furniture. If you have a limited budget replace cabinet hardware and update light fixtures to modernise the space.

c. Bathroom Enhancements: Update taps, mirrors, or shower heads to refresh the look of your bathroom. Include new towels and remove everyday clutter.

Ensure both your bathroom and kitchen are spotless, free from any dirt or grime that can build up in a home over years.

2. Make thatFirst Impression Last

The exterior of your property is the first thing potential buyers will see.This is especially true in spring, when buyers start picturing themselves spending time in your property’s outdoor areas! Therefore, you need to ensure that you make a great first impression within seconds! So enhance your property’s appeal by:

a. Landscaping: Trim bushes, mow the lawn, plant colourful flowers, and mulch garden beds for a well-maintained look. If you have a backyard, ensure that you showcase it to your buyers in a supreme style. Entice your buyers to picture themselves in the backyard having a barbecue with their friends or just spending time in the outdoor areas, having a great time. This is a MUST if you want to prepare your property for a spring sale professionally, because it will enable you to sell a lifestyle, a major selling point when engaging buyers.

b. Exterior Repairs: Check for any damaged windows, roof tiles, or gutters, and ensure they are repaired or replaced as needed.

c. Fresh Paint: Give a fresh coat of paint to the front door and fences.

Enhancing the look of your entrance and yard will wow your prospective buyers within seconds.

3. Declutter, clean and style

When potential buyers visit your property, they want to envision themselves living there, so it needs to look immaculate. Remember, a well curated property will leave a positive lasting impression, so you need to ensure to showcase your property’s features perfectly. Consider these tips:

a. Declutter: Clear countertops, shelves, and closets of unnecessary items to make rooms feel more spacious.

b. Organise storage spaces: Buyers often peek into storage spaces, so keep them tidy and organised to showcase their potential.

c. Clean floors, carpets, and windows: Clean, polish, or steam clean floors and carpets to give them a fresh look. Wash windows inside and out for maximum natural light and a clear view of the outside. We recommend bringing in a professional cleaning company to give your property that sparkling look.

d. Style. Arrange furniture in a way that maximises space and flow, making rooms feel welcoming and spacious. Add spring-themed accents like fresh flowers or potted plants to bring the season indoors.

This may feel like a lot, and it is! But you don’t have to do it alone.The team at Atria are here to guide. We are an independent and experienced team of real estate professionals and we can tailor a sales plan fit for purpose. With Atria Real Estate Expect More. Call us on 03 8680 9421 or email us today to find out more.

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Simone Chin

03 8680 9421
Simone Chin is a multi award winning agent and one of Bayside’s most successful, being the only female auctioneer in the area. ATRIA REAL ESTATE was formed to give vendors the best possible experience as they undertake the journey to sell their homes.
Simone Chin

Simone Chin

Simone Chin is a multi award winning agent and one of Bayside's most successful, being the only female auctioneer in the area. ATRIA REAL ESTATE was formed to give vendors the best possible experience as they undertake the journey to sell their homes.

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