Getting Your Home Ready For An ‘Open For Inspection’

Property inspections are your chance to show off the best features of your home, so you want to make sure it counts.

Everything you do to improve the look and feel of your home could make a huge difference in the eyes of buyers.


Start cleaning – This might seem obvious, but cleaning is one of the most important things you can do before an open for inspection. Make sure you really clean every room and surface in the home making everything completely spotless. A professional clean might be a worthwhile investment before you put your home on the market. Then you will only need to keep the same level of cleanliness maintained throughout the sale.

Repair obvious issues – Buyers will overestimate the cost of any property repairs, whether small or major, so it’s best to get them fixed up before selling. Repairs might include something as small as a broken light to larger issues like mould or cracked walls. You may need to engage a professional if the required repairs are beyond your capabilities.

Get into the garden – This is the first thing buyers will see, so make those first impressions count. Mow lawns, prune trees and shrubs and clear driveways and footpaths. Aim to make the garden look as green and healthy as possible, while also looking neat and tidy.

Rearrange furniture – Play around with the furniture in each room to make sure it’s making the most of the space and it suits the room’s function. Each room should set a scene (example desk should be in the study) and allow people to pass freely from room to room.

Add a bit of style – Don’t be afraid of adding a few personal touches that help make a home feel loved. Art and books can help add a bit of life to a home and make it feel less staged.

For any suggestions to help you improve the style or appearance of your home don’t hesitate to talk to your Professionals Real Estate Agent.

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