Go modern with open plan
Ray Dillon from Professionals Edge Hill sold 285 Aumuller St, Westcourt, for $515,000. On a 645sq m block, this two-level home is 207sq m under roof, featuring a modern open plan design with stone benches and stainless steel appliances in the new kitchen. BEING positioned under a flight path, excessive road noise and the smell of indoor pets are among the top turn-offs when potential buyers househunt.
According to Cairns real estate expert Ray Murphy, knowing what to avoid when putting a house on the market can make a big difference.
“Buyers can be turned off by many things,” Mr Murphy said.
“A lot of the time it is things that are not apparent when you are looking online, like road noise, aircraft flight paths and neighbouring properties.
“But the biggest turn-offs are active termite damage, large indoor dogs and houses that smell real bad.”
Venessa Paech at realestate.com.au said clingy sellers, a dirty property, clutter and not pinpointing a sale price or displaying an address were also high on the list of ‘do nots’.
“Price is often the first thing buyers will look for when house hunting,” she said.
“Budget is all important for a buyer.
“It’s not always possible to pin down a finite dollar figure, but if your property advertising doesn’t at least have a range listed, it’s a top turn-off for buyers, who probably think they’re in for a nasty shock (even if the home is reasonably priced).”
Ms Paech said sellers should also avoid “lingering” during open homes and make the effort to clean and de-clutter before an inspection.
“Your home should shine as much as it possibly can.
“Setting up your place for sale can involved creating a set of