Tips when
Selling your Home

allsorters … home sorting, downsizing and decluttering specialists for senior adults in their third age (and their families, loved ones and representatives)

Declutter, declutter, declutter …

  • Remove unnecessary items
  • Ensure your home feels spacious and light
  • Potential buyers need to be able to visualise where their “stuff” will go
  • Remove personal items, such as photographs
  • Don’t just stuff everything into cupboards
  • Most buyers aspire to an organised home and lifestyle and are often upsizing for more space to achieve an organised home  – so ensure all of your home, including storage, is organised
  • You’ll be moving, so start boxing and storing the items you don’t use regularly (but make sure you label the boxes)
  • Donate or dispose of what you no longer need or use

Clean and refresh – make it sparkle

  • Start at the front – your entrance sets the scene for the quality of home within so clean the entry area,  have a decent front door mat and ensure the front garden is tidy
  • Maximise and reflect light (don’t block windows with coverings)
  • Make it smell great – potential buyers often make decisions within a few minutes – subtle aspects, such as the smell and aura can clearly indicate if a home is “loved”
  • Remove irritants – you may not have allergies but potential buyers may, so ensure your home is dust mite free and remove any plants that are known irritants
  • Do the basics – ensure all rubbish bins are emptied

Investing in presentation is worthwhile

  • For a quick update, add some of the latest trends in cushions, wall art and throw rugs (and if you chose wisely, you can take them with you when you move)
  • Invest in professional staging help if needed
  • Fresh flowers always brighten a room (but need to be refreshed regularly)
  • Although rubbish removal costs can add up, ensure all rubbish is removed from the property before your sale campaign, particularly externally – use Council rubbish pickups where available

Keeping your home looking great for open for inspections can be tiring

  • If you are living in your property during the sale campaign, find ways to make it as easy as possible, e.g. have a basket in key rooms for items you use regularly (kitchen, bathroom, lounge, etc)
    • You can then easily put items in the basket  and put it away before open houses
    • Afterwards you can easily return items where needed for your use
  • If you are not living in the property, it will be easier but you will still need to check it is all in top condition on a regular basis
    • Vacuuming and light dust
    • Checking no one has used the bathroom!