7 ways to maximise your property’s sell-ability factor

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Enhancing your kerb appeal, naturalising your aesthetics and sprucing up fixtures are just some ways you can boost the sell-ability of your home.

Looking to sell your property? Maximise your selling price by making the property as appealing as possible. These tips will get you started.

7 tips for improving your property for sale

1. Go neutral

Bold colours can deter potential buyers. Using neutral colours on walls and ceilings can give your property that blank canvas feel which enables future buyers to create their own vision for the property.

Neutral colours and classic designs can also make your home appear larger and brighter, so embrace this inexpensive option to widen the target market for your property.

2. Professional property styling

A professional property stylist uses multiple techniques to style or "stage" your home to show it in the best possible light. The stylist might re-arrange furniture, add some artwork or indoor plants, or de-clutter your living spaces for maximum appeal. Learn more about property styling here.

3. Fix your fixtures

Consider updating fixtures and fittings in your home, such as replacing door or cabinet handles. Adding modern appliances to your kitchen are cost-effective ways of updating the appearance of your property and also add value.

4. Street appeal

The exterior of your property will create the prospective buyer's first impression, so it’s important to make it look good. Ensure that the pathway to the front door is clean and presentable. Update your front door with a fresh coat of paint or invest in a modern letterbox. Mow your lawns and add some new plants.

5. De-personalise

While prospective buyers know that the property is currently lived in, you want them to imagine themselves in your home, so try to remove personal items such as family photos and belongings.

6. Enhance lighting

The brighter your home, the more spacious it will feel. Open curtains and windows to allow natural light to come in. Invest in some light fixtures and fittings and place them strategically to enhance certain features of your home and to brighten up dark spaces.

7. Renovate the kitchen and bathroom

Improving the kitchen and bathroom gives you more bang for your buck than other parts of the property. If you're thinking about renovating, focus on these rooms. You could replace flooring or invest in new cupboards for the kitchen.

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