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This is probably the most commonly known element of a successful sale and, surprisingly, often the most overlooked factor in a property. Presentation doesn’t mean just how clean your house is, but how it flows, what colours are used, how the buyers feel when they first pull up outside your home. LEARN MORE>


• Remove any clutter to give a minimalist, welcoming feel           
• Wipe down window sills and clean out sliding door tracks     
• Check for and clean any marks on internal walls                          
• Ensure kitchen cook tops and benches are wiped clean            
• Make sure all light bulbs and fittings are in working order
• Ensure internal windows/glass/screens are clean, incl. mirrors
• Steam clean carpeted areas 
• Paint or re-paint walls, in need 
• Wash or replace curtains/blinds 
• Remove dust build-up     


• Always ensure that lawns are freshly cut and edges finished  
• Place fresh mulch on garden beds
• Neatly trim trees around windows and doors  
• Always empty bins and keep them out of site if possible 
• Clean windows/glass on the exterior of your property 
• Place additional plants to fill garden beds where needed
• Clean out any visible storage under the house 
• Finalise any painting jobs on the home or surrounding areas
• Remove any clutter or rubbish from the exterior of the house 
• Swimming Pools are sparkling and decking is swept clean

Home Staging
If you've got an empty house think about staging, it really brings a special emotion to your house "People buy homes not houses" 

Great home staging maximises buyer appeal by highlighting a home's best features and minimises the less desirable ones, creating a lasting first impression. 

If you want to sell your home faster and for the best possible price, then it makes sense to invest in home staging.
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There are a few things you can do to modernise your home without spending lots of money. Kitchens can be updated by simply painting the kitchen cupboards in a light modern colour, updating the handles with a brushed silver look, replacing bench-tops only if need be.

• Update door handles with a brushed silver look   
• Switch light/socket plates for a more modern look  
• Fix visible cracks and consider a fresh lick of paint   
• Dress bare windows with ready made curtains
• Add large mirrors to open up small spaces
• Update taps to a more modern look


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