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What’s on your spring cleaning agenda?

On Sep 01 2014
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  • Residential Property

The spring selling season has arrived and sellers are looking for the advantage to make their ...

The spring selling season has arrived and sellers are looking for the advantage to make their property stand out to discerning buyers.

If your property has been on the market through winter, it may mean a fresh approach is in order.
How do potential buyers perceive your property?  If you’re uncertain, consult others including friends, your local LJ Hooker agent or even styling professionals.

Review the photos you have used to showcase your home. When you live there it can be hard to see what might turn potential buyers off so get someone with an objective viewpoint to walk through the property.

It’s hard to talk ‘spring’ without thinking ‘gardens’. The front garden makes the first impression but make the story last throughout.

The property’s good features should outshine your personal decorating flair because one thing that’s for certain is that you are not going to be the buyer!

Spring-cleaning is simply that: a good thorough sparkling clean.

Good use of furniture pieces and lighting make a difference, which may mean storing bulky items elsewhere, changing light bulbs and shades and adding a mirror or two to project lighting.

Kitchens and bathrooms are selling points so do what you can to make these areas appear bright, clean, spacious and uncluttered.

If you can stretch to new paintwork, go for contemporary colour schemes. Display homes will be a good guide.

When it comes to pets, it’s a two way bet as to how buyers will react. If you want to demonstrate that your property could be pet-friendly, strategically display a new cat bed or kennel, for example.

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