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Selling Tips

Selling your property can be the most daunting and stressful event in your life. We intend to make the process as smooth as possible by managing the process, step-by-step.


Because there is no ‘standard’ way to sell a property, our agents provide personal advise to your particular situation and then put a plan in place to implement the selling project, right through to the first open inspection, everything is planned and calculated.


Our home make-over specialist can provide furniture placement tips and advice to enhance the living space areas.


Email admin@1840.com.au to organise a consultation on your specific property.


Below are some handy ‘tips’ when preparing your property for inspection.


First Impressions – the view from the street


  • Clean the letterbox – this is the first impression of your property the buyer will get!
  • Check & remove street rubbish outside of your front boundary
  • Add interest to your doorway with potted plants
  • Clean the front door or give it a fresh coat of paint
  • Clean the roller door
  • Check the gutters are cleared
  • Buy some plants and pullout any weeds, consider a garden make over or load of new bark chips.
  • Invest in a new front door mat


Living Area’s


  • Declutter, declutter, declutter!
  • Create space by moving or removing furniture
  • Put away personal photographs and pictures
  • Ensure your carpets are cleaned
  • If you have a rumpus room, have a family movie playing on the TV during the inspections.


The Kitchen


  • Clear everything off the benchtops for maximum space
  • New cupboard and drawer handles will add life to an old kitchen
  • A fresh coat of paint will add life to a tired kitchen
  • Present a fresh bowl of lemons and limes or fruit


Bathrooms and Wet Areas


  • Your bathroom must be spotless and tiles clean, ask your agent for a professional cleaner who has machinery that can cater for carpets and tiles.
  • Air your bathroom before inspections – musty, mouldy & bad smells are a big turn off!
  • Add colour and luxury with new fluffy towels & a plant or flowers
  • Fix or replace cracked basins or toilets.
  • Use a scented candle during open inspections


The Bedrooms


  • Remove excess furniture in small bedrooms to give the impression of space
  • Add a little luxury with fresh linen, fresh pillows and additional cushions
  • Air teenager’s bedrooms before the inspections
  • Remove dirty laundry from washing baskets
  • De-personalise your bedroom but also add little touches like candles and perfume bottles
  • Storage is important – consider adding built-in wardrobes.


The Backyard


  • Trim lawns and remove garden weeds
  • Defining your garden bed borders & edging
  • Present an outdoor relaxing area with a garden bench or outdoor table and chairs
  • Remove kids toys like skateboards and roller-skates from any un-necessary accidents
  • Introduce colour with fresh flower pots


Last Finishing Touches


  • Add colour to neutral rooms through accessories like pillows and flowers
  • Keep window treatments simple with plenty of natural light
  • Ensure all areas have been dusted, vacuumed and place new light globes in all rooms
  • Remove all spider webs and cob webs from inside and out
  • Don’t go overboard with accessories as they create a cluttered feeling
  • Fix any oddities that may be obvious to the prospective purchasers
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