Heading into the warmer months, you might be looking to sell your primary home or your investment property, and you will be looking to get your house in a tip, top shape for open inspections.

Selling a home can be an emotional time at best, but there can also be the added stress of opening the doors to your home to the public as you may have to go through a few opens to get the property sold.

Competition is high in selling your home, so investing in some styling and small changes can get you a higher price and move your property as quickly as possible.

So here are some useful tips for getting your home ready to sell.

Make an entrance

The entrance to your property is the first impression a potential buyer is going to see. So, make sure the area is neat and tidy. Possibly invest in some potted plants, a fresh coat of paint if the entrance needs it and good lighting.

Also ensure that your front garden is neat and tidy.


Kitchen’s sell homes

Make sure your kitchen is welcoming, light and bright. Often over time we add a lot of appliances and things to our kitchen cupboards that can make a space look smaller than it is, try and remove most of the items from your bench space so that people can visualise how the kitchen will look.

You might be surprised how big your kitchen looks without all the appliances.



Make sure that everything is clean and tidy. A clean home appears much better cared for than a dusty and dirty one.

One of the simplest and cheapest ways to get your home inspection-ready is by giving it a thorough clean from top to bottom, and inside and out.

Also, look to declutter things that may not be appealing to a potential buyer and remove personal photos on fridges and in the living areas. You want to give people the feeling of what it would it be like to live there.


Leave a little style.

Leave a few of your personal touches to make the house look like a home, a beautiful throw rug or piece of art that make the space or a bunch of fresh flowers in your kitchen in a vase.

The house needs to appear clean and tidy but still needs to look lived in.

If you are looking to sell your home this Spring, get in touch with our team of coastal property experts to find out how we can assist.