A Property That Shows Well – Sells Well

The team from Norton Realty says that preparing your home for sale is essential in order to obtain the best possible price when selling. Having people walk through your home at open homes or various times of the week may not be the most appealing thought, but when you consider the presentation of your home is the most important element in marketing it, you should try to have it ready for inspections or open homes.


Here are a few helpful hints in preparing your home for inspections;


  • First impressions are lasting impressions! Stand across the road and take a look at the presentation of your home- this is what the buyer sees first. You may even want to ask a friend to take a critical look for you and consider their suggestions.
  • Internal appearance is important. Make sure that walls and windows are clean, benches are clear and blinds open and lights on if necessary. This will create a more spacious/open effect.
  • Obvious faults such as dripping taps or sticking doors should be fixed.
  • Bedrooms should be left tidy and beds made.
  • Always air the house prior to inspections and make sure that any pets are out of sight.
  • Making your buyer feel welcome is crucial. Soft music and fresh flowers might seem a bit over the top but a heater on in the winter and cooling on in the summer will certainlycontribute to that ‘Homely’ appeal.
  • The kitchen and bathrooms are two of the most important areas for buyers. These should be ‘squeaky’ clean. It is widely recognized that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses, so make sure that all appliances are in working order and that any problems are fixed before inspections begin.
  • Be sure to leave the house during any inspections or open homes. Buyers can then browse through the home slowly without the feeling that they are intruding. They are also much more comfortable asking the real estate agent questions about the property during their inspection.


You still may not sell your home to the first buyer to inspect your home, but if your better presented than a similar home at the same price you are a better chance.


For more friendly advice or a market appraisal on your home call the friendly team at Norton Realty today