Open home inspections are one of the most important steps in the process of successfully selling your home, which can often be the difference in whether an offer is made.
Having said this, you must present your home in a way that both captures the attention of potential buyers, as well as making them feel like they are already accustomed to the home.
Your pre-inspection preparation is where you get the chance to show off the glitz and glamour of your home. It is where you tell the world ‘my property is THE property’.
A good place to start is ensuring all necessary repairs have been made.
This may include freshening up the home with a fresh coat of paint, repairing all cracks in walls, replacing any chipped windows, cleaning up the garden etc.
You may also want to consider the lighting of your property. A well-lit home gives the impression of warmth to buyers. Ensure that hedges, trees, bushes, etc are all neatly and appropriately trimmed to minimize any obstructions and maximize natural lighting within the home.
One highly important consideration is your property’s waterworks. This is an often-overlooked element that can add immense value to your property. Ensure sinks, toilets, showers, and other drains are all in working order and not blocked.
Decluttering your home is crucial for removing your identity within the home and replacing it with a neutral canvas ready for the next person to imagine themselves living there.
Leave minimal things on display, including furniture and personal collectibles. Hide things that are an eye-sore to someone new inspecting your home such as personal photos including your poster size wedding photo from 20 years ago!! Think about replacing them with neutral picture frames or paintings
Do not worry if you don’t know where to start, Biownr offers a home styling consultant as part of our awesome Sellers Package Add Ons. This includes (up to) 1 hour onsite consultation only (which makes it very economical) on how to present the property.
You will receive advice on furniture placement, things to remove and declutter and offer general styling advice so customers can be assured that you are presenting the property in the best possible light.
For the people with a more extensive budget, you can request a home stylist to come and style your home. This involves an initial consultation, removal of your furniture, decorating and styling your home, and storing of your furniture during the sale process. The cost for this service will of course vary depending on the size, location a total number of rooms to be styled. You can select this from the Add On list and a quote will be provided to you separately regarding this service.