Property Sale Tip! How to prepare your property for prospective buyers

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Want to make that sale quickly? Here is how to prepare your property for prospective buyers

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It may be easy to imagine all the ways in which one can renovate a home before selling it, but by the time you put that property up for sale, you may find that you simply do not have the time. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to ensure that the home you put on the market sells quickly. First off, partnering with an exceptional estate agency who understands luxury properties is essential. We at Fine & Country South Africa fulfil precisely this role. Then, a few small adjustments to your home can make it look all the more appealing, and we explore these preparations below.


A clean property for sale sells quicker


Put yourself in a prospective buyer’s shoes – the first thing you would notice is whether or not a home for sale is clean. Stepping into years of built-up grime and dirt is sure to turn away the right kind of buyer. Before having anyone over to look at your home, ensure it is treated to a thorough deep cleaning. If you are already in the process of moving and have no time to dust the countertops, consider hiring a professional cleaner every few days or weeks to maintain a spotless property.


Declutter wherever possible


While selling a house, it is essential that you no longer consider it your home, but rather a retail storefront that boasts something others want to buy. Make room for prospective buyers to envision their belongings filling up all that space by removing your clutter. It is also important to remember that the less clutter in a room, the larger the space will appear too.


Depersonalise the space where you can


When buyers step into the property for sale, it is vital that you allow their imagination free reign. A depersonalised space allows buyers to start making plans for it in their minds. Think about removing personal photos, trophies, religious décor, and homemade art. Depersonalisation may also mean playing down décor that can be considered unconventional, such as flashy colours, loud patterns, and eccentric themes. Altogether, a neutral space offers much more to the buyer’s inspiration.


Do some small renovations


You may be surprised by how well updating small details could give an entire room a facelift. Replacing light fixtures, drawer and door handles, faucets, and even a fresh coat of neutral paint on some walls are all inexpensive ways to renovate a space. Even adding a few houseplants here and there is enough to spruce up your bathroom, living area, or kitchen.


Improve the flow of the home


Whether you call it Feng Shui or simply great interior design, make sure that the spaces within the property for sale “flow” well. This creates a sense of harmony and balance while walking into a room, with no furniture in the way or large, distracting pieces that make the area seem unkempt and small. A home that flows well gives off great energy to potential buyers.


Sort out any overpowering odours


While some sellers choose to put on a pot of coffee or bake some bread before viewers arrive, it is vital to understand that smells can turn buyers away quickly. Any strong odours from items, such as pet bedding, indoor bins, carpets, or bathrooms should be handled before anyone visits.


Let us help you


At Fine & Country South Africa, we have been in the luxury property market long enough to know what sells well. Partnering with us offers you the best chance of landing that sale and getting a great price for it too. Not only will we assist you with marketing your property for sale but also with matching it with superb buyers seeking precisely what you are selling. For more information on how our services can benefit you, feel free to contact us today.






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