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Make A Great First Impression!

If you have just listed your property with Ray White Echuca, then you best get ready for inspections. In the real estate industry, a first impression of a property will stick in a person’s mind regardless of what comes next. You need to make sure you do all you can to present your home well to the people of Echuca, Moama and beyond.

Sweep, rake and mow.
First things first, the front of your property is the initial greeting your house has to potential purchasers. You need to sell this straight away, or else you risk having people walk away before even stepping foot on the front yard! It doesn’t take much to make this presentable; a simple broom along the front of the house to de-cobweb, a rake to the front drive way, and sweeping the porch. These are all simple steps that really don’t take long at all, but can significantly change people’s perception of a property. Another simple suggestion, make sure you mow your lawns! Even if you think it’s reasonably neat and tidy, nothing looks better than freshly mown grass when every blade is the same height. This brings me to my next tip…

Trim Those Edges.
Never underestimate the power of a perfect edge. No one likes a dodgy paint job where edges are sloppy, and your garden is no different. Mowing is a great start, but trimming the edges with a whipper snipper or edging tool will really finish off a garden. Whether you have a blooming garden or just luscious lawns, this step is a must.

Thirdly, clean those windows! They say eyes are the windows to your soul, well…as obvious as this sounds, windows are the windows to a home. Ensure your windows have received a good scrub to make them shine. This is a benefit to the outside as they add a slight glimmer to the property, and the inside. Who doesn’t love a bright and open sun-filled house?

Sell the bedroom.
The average person spends a third of their life in their bedroom, so it’s no surprise that this is one of the main rooms that potential purchasers make sure they can feel comfortable in. You want to make this feel as homely as possible, so make sure you fluff that duvet, pull the matching cushions out of the blanket box, and draw open the blinds. It is also a good idea to put a small air freshener in the bedroom a day or two before, to ensure a pleasant aroma. Stand back and imagine this were a hotel, would you feel happy sleeping here, if the answer is ‘yes’ then you’ve got yourself a winning room.

Polish Stainless and Chrome.
Much like the glimmer of the windows on the outside, it’s always nice to have a shine on the inside as well. The best way to do this? Polish! Any chrome or stainless you’ve got in the main parts of the house, give them a good clean and polish. Even the oldest of stainless steel sinks can come up near new with a good clean of bleach and bi-carb soda. Finish off with just a few drops of baby oil on paper towel and give a quick wipe over to make your home sparkle like a diamond.

Flowers in the Entrance or Living Area.
Finally a small way to boost your guests’ moods is with flowers. This small feature can give them a warm and happy feeling of being in your home. Don’t choose anything too busy, but a nice bouquet that gives the illusion of life within the residence; turning it from a house to a home. Just make sure they smell nice, don’t choose anything that will have your buyers heading for the door!