Running out of space

Should I allow tenants with pets to rent my investment pr... With research showing just 25% of new investors allow tenants to have pets; you’ll improve your chances of rent...
Read more

How should we present our home for sale?

Presentation plays a major role when selling your home. First impressions count and encourage more buyers to take interest.
Here are 14 tips to make sure your presentation is the best it can be:

  • De-clutter your house - make sure all rooms and cupboards give an impression of space   
  • Conduct a thorough clean of every room from top to bottom
  • Make sure all fixtures and fittings are in good working order
  • Repair any broken items
  • Make sure bathrooms, laundry and kitchen are spotless
  • Make sure all appliances included in the sale are in good working order
  • Weed garden beds, mow lawns and nature strips, and trim the edges
  • Any rubbish or other debris removed from the garden
  • Sweep paths and driveways, and oil stains removed
  • All guttering and windows cleaned
  • Open curtains and blinds to let natural light to shine in
  • Air the interior of the property to remove unpleasant smells or odours
  • Consider a fresh coat paint, using neutral tones, to brighten up dark areas or rooms
Looking for a guide to make selling your home easier?

First National Real Estate has a detailed ‘Home Sellers Guide’ that you can download here. Alternatively, we have a brief ‘Preparing your home for sale’ brochure. Contact a First National Real Estate agent and we’ll happily give you all the advice you need about how to sell.
Back to questions