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What repairs should you be undertaking before you put your home on the market?

Here at McLaren Real Estate, we don’t just sell homes. Before going on the market, we believe it is imperative to prepare your home for sale to obtain the highest possible sale price. At McLaren Real Estate we offer you our We Care to Prepare program that can take the worry and stress away as we offer free project management with all necessary trades in best preparing your home for the market.

If you are looking to maximise the sale price of your home when you go to market, here are a few tips:
This is the easiest and cheapest way to get a fresh and clean change to a room. Adding a fresh coat of paint represents good return on investment. Don’t go bold or to dramatic as it will limit your buyers potential.

Maintenance

We all have the jobs we put off until tomorrow. Make a list of what needs to be done to get your home into perfect condition as it is the little details that sometimes get forgotten. Remember, buyers turn all taps and open all doors so make sure something this simple doesn’t turn into a major reason for a buyer not to purchase. McLaren Real Estate can arrange trades to assist with all of this as well.

Spend where needed

The big budget areas, such as the bathroom or kitchen, need some careful planning. If the major appliances and structure is in good condition maybe all the area needs is a basic ‘freshen up’, such as re-tiling and new taps and accessories. Sometimes simple changes such as these might be enough to give a new lease of life and give added value rather than being a full renovation.

Flooring

Thread-bare carpets and ‘traffic patterns’ wearing into your flooring is a major red-alert to buyers and can seem more costly than it really is. An update to your flooring might not be needed to the whole house so look at the prominent areas such your entry and lounge and this could be enough to give a lift from the bottom up.
The agents at McLaren Real Estate are more than happy to drop by and discuss what is most important to you so we can both achieve the highest possible sale price.

Styling

At McLaren Real Estate, we are regularly asked whether vendors should have your home professionally styled and/or hire new furniture for the campaign. Adding attractive furniture to some rooms ensures that rough edges aren’t the only things that potential buyers see. It’s not about trying to hide anything, but simply accentuating the home’s strong points. The agents at McLaren Real Estate can offer their advice on what level of styling, if any they would recommend for your home.

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