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Four tips to get your home ready to sell

Date Posted: August 2, 2022

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If you’re thinking about downsizing, there’s an important step in your journey that could seem a little daunting – selling your current home.

From managing all the emotions that come with moving on from the family home, to decluttering decades worth of belongings, to engaging the right realtor, there’s a lot deal with.

To help make your process as easy as possible, we’ve created a list of tips for when it comes to selling your home.

  1. Declutter

Decluttering is an important step when getting your home ready for sale – in both an emotional and practical sense. It not only helps you minimise the belongings you’ll need to transport to your new home, it’s also an emotional exercise that allows you to remember and appreciate the special moments enjoyed in your family home.

For tips on how to tackle the seemingly daunting task of decluttering, check out our blog: Declutter before you downsize.

  • Engage the experts

Since you want to get the best value out of the sale of your home, it makes sense to engage the experts who know exactly how to help. From the real estate agent who will play an integral role in selling your home, to the photographer and stylist who can make your home’s listing look irresistible, there are a range of experts you can involve to increase the interest and appeal of your home.

  • Prioritise simple repairs and cosmetic touch ups

First impressions matter, and so the presentation of your home is vitally important. An experienced agent will be able to advise what parts of your home require touching up. It could involve giving the interior or exterior a fresh lick of paint, tidying up the gardens, changing the handles and tapware and generally covering up any signs of wear and tear. Of course, your budget will play a big role in deciding what touch ups you can prioritise and implement.

  • Use your garage as storage

Whether you’re using staging furniture, or you’re using your own furniture, it’s likely that there are certain items you don’t want on display during the open house walk-throughs. To save some money on storage, use your garage or shed to store as much as you can. This also makes it easy in moving day, as everything you need to transport to your new home will be in one place.

At Discover Downsizing, we’re passionate about giving you all the information you need to make your downsizing journey as seamless and stress-free as possible.

For more downsizing information, insights and inspiration, click here.

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