5 inexpensive steps for presenting your property for rent or sale

22 December 2020

5 inexpensive steps for presenting your property for rent or sale

Presentation is an important aspect of selling or renting out a home. If a house looks well maintained, clean and clutter-free, it will be a lot easier for the real estate agent to sell or rent it for you. But what can you do to make your home look fabulous without spending too much money?

Below are 5 economical ideas which will vastly improve the presentation of your home.

1. Have an extensive de-clutter

Modern styling is based on minimalism. A clutter-free home will make it feel less personal and allow a potential buyer or renter to visualise the house with their own belongings and furniture inside.

2. Time to spring clean

The home should be presented in immaculate condition with rubbish bins emptied, kitchen and bathrooms cleaned, belongings put away, carpets vacuumed, floors mopped and beds made. A clean house will be more appealing to a potential renter or buyer.

3. Make it light and airy

When opening your house for inspection, open up all the curtains and blinds to let in as much light as possible. In darker rooms or hallways, you may want to strategically put on a lamp or light. Also, consider the air flow and perhaps open a few windows to let a refreshing breeze flow through.

4. The outside is important too

Prior to listing or opening your home, make sure lawns are mown and gardens weeded. A few pretty pot plants or flowers in your garden can look inviting. You should de-clutter outside and perhaps create an entertaining space using an outdoor table and chairs.

5. Time to update your styling

If your furnishings look like they were bought decades ago, it is probably time for a cheap update of your home d├ęcor. Many of the large retail chains now offer stylish cushions, wall art, rugs and indoor plants which can instantly modernise your home.

It is worth spending the time to carefully clean and style your home as this can increase both the demand for the property and the final sale price negotiated by the real estate agent or property manager.