Getting Ready For The Big Day

The open home is the best time for you to show off your beautiful home. It gives you a big chance to showcase your property at its best and allow buyers to see your property up close and personal.

Getting inspired to present your home as attractively as possible is one of the main strategies vendors are using to secure an optimal price for their home. From interior décor magazines to Pinterest, there are great ways to gather ideas of where to start with presenting your home the best it can be.

Managing Director of Aurora Estate Agents, Andrew Nguyen said, “You need to try and attract a particular buyer that will fall head over heels for your home”.

“If this means, getting your home to ‘display home’ standard, then go for it! You want a buyer to feel that your home can meet the needs and requirements for their lifestyle”, he said.

When preparing for open homes, make sure you plan ahead so that when that day comes, it’s show time. Make sure to highlight all your property’s charms and rareness to display it in the best way possible. 

So here are some tips on how you can be open home ready when it comes time to sell:

1. How does the home sound and feel?

When buyers see your home, they are using all of their five senses to judge whether it is the right home for them. The last thing you want is for a buyer to feel uncomfortable and get turned off once they walk out of your property.

  • If it is a particular cold or hot day, then turn on the air conditioning or heating where necessary

  • Have some relaxing music or the TV playing in the background

  • Have some scented candles burning around the home and make sure that they are lit well before the open so that the aroma can feel the home

  • If you want to step it up a notch, then bake a cake or some cupcakes so that the scent is lingering

2. How does it look?

One major approach that vendors invest in, is home styling. Having a professional come through your home can be extremely helpful. They should be there to give their honest opinion on how the home should be dressed and ready for the big day. 

Home styling isn’t as expensive as some think. Some homes just need extra cushions or paintings to spice the rooms up, or have some furniture removed and replaced with stylish alternatives.

It will come down to what you’re most comfortable with and how much you want to invest. The right agent will be able to tell you whether it’ll be beneficial to stage your home or not.

If you don’t want to go all out then, even the simplest of things will help. Before going on the market, it should be clean and uncluttered. This means, that removing dust and dirt from around the house and removing all personal items such as photos or paintings with your names. You want buyers to feel like this will be their home and not yours.

Finally, one thing vendors forget is the exterior. Buyers first impression is the outside of your property when they pull up before the open home. It’s very important to have your garden looking clean, clear and fresh. If this means getting a second opinion from another professional, then it could definitely be valuable.

Aurora Estate Agents in Berwick and surrounding suburbs provides expert real estate sales advice, helping clients to achieve the absolute best result for their property. Get in touch with us to find out how to achieve a premium price for your home.

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