Checklist for Selling Your Auckland House

Selling Your Auckland House

Here is a Checklist for Selling Your Auckland House you can use to maximise your home’s potential.

When the time comes to open your home up to potential buyers you need to present it in the best possible light.

For a more personalised evaluation of your home’s presentation and value when selling your Auckland house, ask your local L.J. Hooker agent Aidan Hill

Clean up when Selling Your Auckland House

Keeping your home spotless for inspection is essential. If buyers think you have skimped on cleaning your home, they will question how well you have maintained it overall. Kitchens and bathrooms are key here so clean the grout between tiles, remove debris in drains, remove stain from benchtops and don’t forget to clean inside the cupboards – buyers will be looking!

Lighten up

If your kitchen, living room or hallway seems dark, compensate for the lack of light by using a light colour scheme. This will also help to make small spaces seem larger. Light doesn’t have to mean white – try a cream or dusty beige. If a room is in real need of natural light it may be worthwhile installing a skylight – these are particularly successful in a dark hallway.

Storage sells

Most buyers will have storage space high on their wish list, so if your home lacks this commodity you might consider adding built in wardrobes, a hall cupboard or under-stair cupboard or even a window seat with box storage. Keeping the interiors simple will reduce the cost. If adding storage is not feasible then at least clear out the clutter to give the impression of space and a streamlined interior.

Everything in proportion

Small rooms can be cosy or just plain small! If your living space is small you need to maximise what you have to appeal to today’s buyers. Minimise the amount and size of your furniture. If you have low ceilings keep the furniture below waist height. On the other hand, if you are looking to sell an open plan loft space, large pieces are needed to make the space look liveable and in proportion.

De-personalise when Selling Your Auckland House

Buyers need to be able to visualise living in your home, which can be very hard if they are faced with a home full of family photos, figurine collections or exotic art work. When showing buyers your home, remove these types of very personal items. If this leaves your home a little bare, replace with a new, more generic, focal point.

Please follow this Checklist if you would like to maximise your property to its potential to prospective buyers when selling your Auckland house.