“You don’t need to spend a fortune to have your property looking its best for sale,” says Josip Jaksic, Director of Jaksic Real Estate. Follow his top tips for getting the best price for your property:
Apply a fresh coat of paint
This is an affordable and effective way to really revive your home. Opt for neutral, fresh colours that make your space feel large and light.
De-clutter your belongings
This is a must and allows buyers to see your property, not your possessions.
Ensure your home smells fresh
It’s simple, but important: a stale smell can be an instant turnoff. Open windows and perhaps invest in welcoming candles or flowers for the open for inspections times.
Make minor repairs
Small problems like a leaking tap, stained carpet or cracked window panes, are easily fixed, but can leave a bad impression if not attended to.
Consider major renovations
Discuss with your agent the financial viability of undertaking any significant building. They’ll be able to advise whether it’s worth your time, money and stress.
Makeover your garden or balcony
Invest some time and money in the appearance of your outdoor area. It will make a significant difference to the overall aesthetic of your home and create a covetable lifestyle area.
Invest in professional styling