August 21, 2016in Selling Tips by cjt_admin PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR SALE INSIDE PRESENTATION Ensure your house is clean and tidy. Think about hiring furniture or employing the talents of an interior designer. Your agent should be able to help you here. Make sure all doors work well (handles turn and lock smoothly, and doors don’t jam). Open curtains to allow as much light in as possible. Remove clutter. Use a plug in air freshener when possible. OUTSIDE PRESENTATION Replace all cracked or broken glass. Make sure all gates work well (handles turn and lock smoothly, and doors don’t jam). Remove leaves and sticks from gutters. Replace broken fences or missing palings. Mow the lawns and maintain the garden and edges when necessary. INSPECTIONS / OPEN HOMES Try to be out of the house when buyers inspect as they will feel more comfortable. Make sure the house is a comfortable temperature. Brew some coffee before each inspection (freshly ground is best) the aroma creates pleasant associations for buyers. Ensure your agent knows what makes your house a home – explain why it has that special ‘feel’ for you, point out its highlights. This will help the photographer create advertising materials that really capture the feeling of the home. If you are unable to do these things yourself, Our Agents are more than happy to provide a handyman at a discounted rate.