Preparing your home for Sale or Lease

Presentation! Presentation! Presentation!

Most people would agree that the way we present ourselves, can give a powerful first impression. The same goes for your property! If your property is well presented, clutter free and well maintained, the more appealing it is to potential buyers and tenants.

Street appeal goes a long way. Ensure the lawn and gardens are neat, tidy and weed-free. This is one of the first things potential buyers and tenants will notice. Do the gutters require cleaning? Does the property need a lick of paint?

If the property is vacant, having the carpets professionally cleaned in preparation of new occupants will assist with first impressions.

Does the home appear a little tired and in need a face lift? Cosmetic improvements including fresh paint, new window treatment and new floor coverings will entice potential buyers and tenants. More costly improvements such as kitchen and bathroom renovations are big draw cards for buyers and tenants alike. Any improvement to the home is an investment and may assist in attracting the right tenant or buyer as well as adding value to your home.

It's also a good idea to attend to those maintenance items around the home. Leaky taps, loose kitchen cupboards and broken blinds are all items that stand out to potential buyers and tenants.

If the property is currently occupied by tenants, it can be tricky to ensure the home is well presented for home opens. Liaising with your Property Manager to approach the tenants regarding presentation and your expectations for home opens will take the pressure off. We are experienced in dealing with all real estate matters and your peace of mind is most important.

Home staging and styling is becoming increasingly popular when presenting a home for sale and lease. Having a professional style your home can transform the property into a display home. Home staging companies provide furniture and accessories to enhance your home. Other styling companies use your own furniture and provide suggestions on how to enhance features of your home.

We take the time to discuss recommendations with our sellers and landlords on how their property can stand out from the crowd and make a lasting impression in the market place.

Are you considering selling your home or looking for an exceptional agency to manage your investment? Contact us today for an obligation free market appraisal.


Stacey Palfrey | +61 405 565 288 | stacey@hartfieldrealty.com.au