Declutter, Donate and Disposing
Do this with any items you no longer need – paperwork, kids’ toys, unused furniture. Follow Maria Kondos advice and ask yourself “Does this item spark joy?” Consider whether you need to replace older furniture or if you transform pieces by using throw rugs or cushions to give your home an affordable makeover.
Look after those long-term maintenance issues you’ve been putting off – fix up any peeling paint, get the carpets cleaned professionally (or replaced if they are worn through), replace cracked tiles, clean grout and replace any roof tiles that are cracked or missing.
Finish repairs or home projects
If you have started any home reno projects, now is the time to finish them. According to realestate.com.au you’ll likely find a buyer more quickly and have a smoother sale process if you finish any repairs before you put your home on the market.
Consider a paint job
A fresh coat of paint is a simple way to add a new look to your home and it also works wonders covering dirty walls. Make sure you repair any damage, holes, cracks, etc. before you get started though.
Staging your home
When potential buyers come to view your home, you want them to see themselves living there to feel at home and not as if they’re in someone else’s house. Too many personal items around the house can be distracting, but completely bare rooms can also come off as cold and impersonal. Home staging can be the solution.