Go mod­ern with open plan

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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

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