Preparing your Management Rights Home/Business for sale
“Best impressions are first impressions so make the most of it.”
Some tips to get a quick sale at the best possible price
Check the paint-work, spouting, brickwork and fascia boards.
They may need a brush down or lick of paint.
Maximize Space and minimize junk by cleaning out the garage and storage areas.
Tidy up the garden by removing weeds and dead leaves, trim plants, add mulch and consider adding a splash of colourful plants.
Remove kids’ toys from the garden and roll up the garden hose.
Repair any broken or cracked windows, damaged fence panels and gate hinges.
Clean BBQ, remove junk mail from letterbox and flyscreens in good repair. Ensure all doors open, slide freely and lock and unlock easily.
Perhaps the most important is the entranceway. Ensure that it is clean and uncluttered.
Make sure the doorbell works, repair chipped or cracked plaster. Clean the windows inside and out.
All floor coverings freshly cleaned – Professional grout/tile cleaners and carpet steam cleaners make a big difference.
Ensure curtains/drapes are clean and open. Beds made, cupboards cleaned. Reorganize cluttered bookcases even store in boxes elsewhere.
Hide any unsightly electrical wiring to stereo and TV. Bathrooms/kitchen/toilets and all taps should be in good working order (no drips or leaks).
All surfaces cleaned and polished.
Remove any mould from shower recess and soap stains from the shower floor. Clean all mirrors, glass screens and consider replacing the shower curtain.
Put clean towels, soap and air fresheners in the bathroom and toilet. (Try to make these areas like a five-star hotel).
Put away small appliances in kitchen and bathroom (Hair dryers, toasters etc) reduce general clutter, fridge magnets, and cookbooks.
Empty rubbish bins, neutralise unpleasant odours.
CLEAN YOUR CUPBOARDS: rearrange the inside of your cupboards. Buyers are often interested to know how you use the cupboard space and will look inside.
If everything is tidy, they will trust that you look after the house.
You also want to communicate that the house has enough storage space that they can live comfortably – so make sure that your cupboards are not filled to the brim.
Home improvements can be very expensive. Focus on value-for-money improvements which will generate a higher selling price. While major renovations may make your home more saleable, you may not recover the costs when you sell. Remember you want to maximise your profit!
Cosmetic improvements such as touching up paint-work or planting flowers in your front yard are usually good value for money. When choosing paint with colours, try to be objective. You may love your bright orange kitchen but there’s a fair chance that most buyers won’t. Consider painting your walls in neutral colours in a matte finish.
Tips for Inspections
Ideally, your Home and Office should be presented as a luxury hotel suite or a new display home;
there are a few tricks that can make a big difference apart from general appearance.
Vases of flowers or bowls of fruit help.
Turn on the air conditioning in the summer.
Glossy lifestyle magazines on the coffee table indicate your commitment to quality.
Have some light music playing in the background.
Jewellery, valuables and mementos should be locked away or removed.
Remove or minimize the number of personal photos (You want potential buyers to visualise themselves in your home not visualise who the current owners are).
Remove pets and all evidence of pets when displaying your home.
Impress the Senses
For many, buying a home is an emotional choice.
For that reason, a home that feels comfortable is likely to sell for more.
Putting out vases of fresh flowers,
Heating the house in winter, Air-condition Summer or Leaving several windows open in the summer,
Ensuring that your house has a pleasant aroma (incense)
Leaving lights on in dark areas,
Opening curtains and blinds,
However much you love your dog, potential owners may not.
Keep pets outside or away from your home during inspections.
When you feel that your property is ready, walk around your home and ask yourself if it feels welcoming.
Does your house look like nobody lives there?
If so, you’re ready!