If you have made the decision to sell your home or you’re hoping to sell in the coming year, there are a lot of things to consider. The fact is it can be a very stressful time but it can be made a bit easier if you follow of few simple tips. Taking steps to prepare your home now will help you avoid the stress of a last minute rush!


1.Declutter and Clean Clean Clean

Probably the most important step when preparing your home for sale is the decluttering of stuff.  Start this process early as it will help with the packing and unpacking of all your valuable possessions.  Clean everything you possibly can!  Clean windows, curtains, blinds, appliances and even the walls.  Don’t forget to declutter and clean out your cupboards as future buyers will be inspecting those too.


2.Paint, Finish Projects and Repairs

Now is the time to fix all those leaky taps and complete home improvements that have been on the ‘to do’ list for years.  No one wants to buy a home with unfinished projects.  Buyers will notice things that need to be taken care of and this could be a turnoff.  Make sure that everything is in order to ensure that the critical first impression is a positive one.


3.Stage and Style

Staging or styling your home is a great way to ensure that potential buyers have a positive impression as soon as they walk through the door.  Clever placement of furniture, window dressings and artwork can really showcase your homes greatest assets and contribute to a feeling of natural light and space.  If you’re not confident in your styling skills, call in a professional and hire furniture to modernise your home.


4.Create A Welcoming Entrance

Make a powerful impression with a welcoming entrance. It’s a vital way to draw potential buyers in! Consider pot plants, a fresh coat of paint and a new door knob, because first impressions last.


5.Find The Right Agent To Sell Your Home

Whether you are selling your first property or a family home, finding an estate agent is a huge decision. You need to be sure that your most valuable asset is in good hands!

Sites such as RateMyAgent help vendors find the right agent in their area! The site receives over 2,000+ reviews every week from genuine vendors who rate their experience with estate agents and all reviews are linked to the actual property sold. RateMyAgent helps homeowners discover the most recommended agents per suburb and other details such as agents with the greatest sales, all to help vendors make an informed decision.


So if you are planning on selling, I hope these tips help you prepare your house and diminish a little bit of the stress involved.

Plan well in advance and get your home ready before you make the call to an agent!

This post written in collaboration with RateMyAgent.