Steven Kirk | Licensed Real Estate Agent 2008

Queenstown and Southern NZ Realty Limited | Licensed under the REA Act 2008

SELLING RESOURCES

  • Generate an impression of space by opening windows and doors, removing any clutter including unnecessary furniture or ornaments and by keeping walkways clear.

  • Keep your home warm and welcoming in colder months by lighting open fires or putting on the heater. In summer, turn on air-conditioning or let in the breeze through open windows and doors.

  • It is rarely necessary to conduct expensive structural work before selling a home. Make sure any obvious damage is repaired but take advice before adding extensions, pools or other major features.

  • Lastly, ensure everything is clean, tidy and smelling fresh. Make the beds, clear the sinks of dishes, put away clothes and have your carpet professionally cleaned.

  • Make sure the entrance to your home creates a good first impression. Repair or replace old woodwork, clear away rubbish, cut your grass and tidy plants. You may even want to add a few new plants to create atmosphere and charm.

  • Ensure your bathrooms are attractive as they can be a major selling point. A fresh coat of paint, new mirror, blinds or curtains, green plants or even just a few soft matching towels can give an older bathroom a valuable lift in appearance.

  • If your kitchen needs a makeover, add some baskets of fruit, flowers, attractive blinds or fresh paint. Put away clutter and old electrical items, particularly if the kitchen is small.

  • Create a bright atmosphere by opening curtains and blinds, clearing branches or bushes that are overhanging windows and by installing higher wattage bulbs in darker areas.