Ray White chief operating officer Daniel Coulson, said it’s important sellers don’t go overboard personalising their home. Leaving a job for the new owners also isn’t a bad idea.
“The trick with preparing a property for sale is staying away from personalising the home too much: it should have as broad appeal as possible,” Coulson said.
“Most buyers like the idea of being able to ‘add some value’, it can actually be beneficial to leave something for the next owner to do,” he added.
Focus on street appeal, the kitchen, bathroom/s and wardrobes
As first impressions are at the curbside, there are a few simple ways sellers can add value.
“Affordable options for maximising value include tidying gardens and paving, fixing up the front fence and painting the front door,” Coulson said.
Homeowners with bigger budgets and more time could focus on upgrading the kitchen, bathroom/s and wardrobes.