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How To Present Your Home When Selling

Apr 11, 2023

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If you’re looking to sell a property, presentation is paramount. Here are some tips from the team at Peter Dunn Real Estate on how to stand out in the crowd and appeal to prospective buyers.


First Impressions count

We are attracted to homes the same way we are attracted to people. The first thing we notice is the outside. Often prospective buyers will drive past a property before they contact a real estate agent, therefore it is important the property is clean, neat, and welcoming. Overflowing bins, an overgrown yard, and piles of shoes near the front door don’t get a good response – your home needs to look loved and cared for from the very beginning.



Keep it clean

Cleaning your house is a no-brainer. It’s a big mistake to assume buyers can look past a messy kitchen or sticky floor. While you may be accustomed with how your home looks, the first time the buyer sees it – is the memory that sticks.

Remove pet hair and pet odours. If you’re unsure if your home has any funny odours, ask a friend to give you an honest opinion. The best smell when selling is fresh, clean air.

Cleaning costs nothing – but is well worth the effort.



Stuff seems to accumulate the longer we live in one place. Use moving as a motivator to de-clutter your home and get rid of anything you don’t need. Box up anything you’re not ready to part with and put it in storage. Sell any larger or expensive items on Facebook Marketplace, ‘Buy, Swap & Sell’ pages, or hold a garage sale. Just be aware that scammers exist and therefore we suggest using good ol’ fashioned cash for these transactions.

Not only will de-cluttering help get rid of any unwanted items, it opens up your home to create a more spacious feel. It’ll make your home feel like a loved and well-ordered place to live, exactly what buyers want! Investors included.



Routine maintenance

Has the number on your letterbox fallen off? Does the front gate get stuck? Does the shed door open and close properly, or is it in desperate need of some WD-40? These may sound like trivial details, but you can bet buyers will notice. While a complete renovation is unnecessary, it is worth taking care of the little things.


Finishing touches

Showcase your home with simple finishing touches. It doesn’t have to be anything dramatic – think streak-free mirrors and clean windows, well-lit rooms, fresh flowers, or pot plants. Small details can add to the overall image of your home and make it a welcoming atmosphere for potential buyers.


If you are looking to sell and are after a more in-depth conversation regarding the presentation of your home,

give us a call on (02) 6572 4000.

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