AAA PatioOver 40% of Australians have lived at the same address for over 10 years. This means that when it comes to selling a property, you need to be extra sure you have done all you can to make it as appealing as possible to prospective buyers; the stats show after all that they are likely to be looking for something long-term. Whether or not you opt to make big renovations to improve your property’s value, there are several simple things you should do to improve your chances of making a successful sale.

Clean it inside and out

Almost 2.1 million Australians own one investment property or more. However, it goes without saying that, no matter who buys your home – whether that be an investor, a family or a single person, you need to make sure you give it a thorough clean from top to bottom. Doing so will ensure that people get the very best impression of the house, whether they visit it in person or take an online tour of the property.

Put time into your garden

It can be easy to focus so much on the inside of a residence that you forget about the outside. People’s first impression of a home will come from its exterior, so be sure to put a lot of thought into making it presentable and appealing. For example, mow the lawn and treat any weeds or moss effectively. Tidy up any decking and add just a few tasteful plants to make the garden inviting and attractive.

Minimise clutter

Arguably the most important aspect of preparing a property for a sale is making it as clutter-free as possible. This is because clutter has a negative impact on the brain, and is likely to make your home less appealing to potential buyers. With this in mind, take the time to go through each room and remove any unnecessary items. This will have the benefit of making each room seem more spacious, while also making people feel more relaxed in the room in the process.

Put the time into prepping your home

When it comes to selling your home, there are lots of things you can do in preparation to make it as desirable as possible to potential buyers. Creating a sense of space and a welcoming feel needs to be a priority. Ask friends or family members to walk around the property and give you feedback. By putting the thought and time into preparing your property, you give yourself the best chance possible of selling it a price you are happy with.