Open Inspections: Dress Your Home for Success

04-Oct-2017 10:00:00

Dress Your Home for Open Success

 

While every property has good points, most have aspects that would benefit from improvement. With a little thought and energy, you can make the most of the good points and cover up the less appealing aspects. Presentation is everything … and it’s often what sells the emotional appeal of a property.

 

Set the setting for a successful open for inspection with these helpful tips.

 


  • Ensure your pets are taken offsite so that they won’t distract visitors
  • Attend to any little maintenance jobs such as sticking doors or dripping taps
  • A general spring clean will freshen the look and the air; don’t forget to wash the windows inside and out
  • Ensure your kitchen is spotless and the working areas are uncluttered. Remove any excess appliances that may clutter benchtops.
  • Bathrooms and toilets should be gleaming, while scented soaps add a nice touch
  • Make sure wardrobes are tidied - assume that potential buyers will open them
  • Mirrors in smaller rooms can also convey a feeling of spaciousness
  • Place fresh flowers through your home
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  • Interesting books or artwork in feature areas can encourage visitors to linger
  • Create a pleasant mood with instrumental music – classic jazz, classical or sounds of nature
  • Outside lighting is a must for evening inspections
  • Make sure the temperature is comfortable. If the open is held in summer, turn on the aircondition if needed well in advance of the start time.
  • Don’t hover around. It may make visitors uncomfortable.

Topics: Open Homes, Open For Inspection, Selling your Home