Ways to Freshen Up Your Home before Selling

If you want to get the most value out of your home when it comes time to sell then you need to make sure that it presents well.

When buyers go shopping for a new home, appearance is everything and it is important that you make sure that your home looks as best as it possibly can if you want to get top-dollar value for it.

Cleaning and de-cluttering are high up on the list of things to do before you sell, but here are some room-by-room tips of what you can do to help make your property look its best.

Bedrooms – The quickest and easiest way to improve the appearance of a bedroom is to use new and fresh linen on the beds. Neutral tones are generally better and you might like to consider ironing the covers for photos and inspections. Bedside tables will help make a bedroom look more finished and you can dress them up by adding a lamp or a vase with fresh flowers. On the days of inspections it can also help to open up blinds and curtains to allow light into the room.

Bathrooms – Some sellers opt to have their bathrooms professionally cleaned and re-grouted to help make it look as good as new again. If your bathroom looks dated then you can make it look more modern by replacing tapware and accessories or by repainting in a neutral colour. Using fresh towels or other bathroom accessories can also make the room feel newer and fresher.

Kitchen – If your kitchen it looking a little worse for wear, you might like to consider replacing cupboard doors or old benchtops with cheap but modern-looking materials. Adding new handles can also help update a kitchen.

Living areas – It’s a good idea to make sure that each room has a well-defined purpose, so arrange furniture in an appropriate manner and try not to make rooms look too crowded. Using rugs in rooms can be a great way to help define an area and it can also help update a room if the current flooring isn’t up to scratch. As with the bedrooms, it’s a good idea to allow sunlight into living areas and if costs allow, new curtains or blinds can help update living areas.

Before setting out to sell your home, plan out how much money and time you have to update it and try not to go overboard because you don’t want to overcapitalise. Cleaning, de-cluttering and de-personalising a home can sometimes make all the difference on their own but feel free to give us a call at Professionals Arbee Real Estate in Bacchus Marsh if you would like any personalised advice or opinions on what can be done to help your home present at its best to buyers.