pre­sen­ta­tion pays

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Open House -

PRE­SEN­TA­TION is very im­por­tant when you are sell­ing your home. Good pre­sen­ta­tion can re­duce the amount of time a prop­erty is on the mar­ket and also af­fect the sale price.

There are many low-cost im­prove­ments that can make a big dif­fer­ence to the im­pres­sion buy­ers have about your home.

The front yard is where a buyer will make their first im­pres­sion of the prop­erty and what most peo­ple see when they do the com­mon ‘‘drive-by’’ in­spec­tion. Buy­ing some flow­er­ing plants can lift the ap­pear­ance of the yard and it is im­por­tant to weed the gar­den beds, mow the lawns, sweep paths and prune the shrubs be­fore each open in­spec­tion.

In­side, it is al­ways good to start with a com­plete spring clean of the home. Clut­ter makes rooms look smaller than they ac­tu­ally are, so items that aren’t in a cup­board or on a shelf should be re­moved. A fresh coat of paint can also lift the ap­pear­ance of your home and is rel­a­tively cost-ef­fec­tive if you do it your­self. Sim­i­larly, hav­ing your car­pets pro­fes­sion­ally cleaned can give them a new lease of life.

Ask your agent or a friend to give you some ad­vice on any other ar­eas that can be im­proved. Don’t be de­fen­sive about their sug­ges­tions – re­mem­ber you are try­ing to make the prop­erty at­trac­tive to other peo­ple, not your­self.

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