Preparing your property for sale


The process of presenting your property for inspection is one of the most important aspects of the sale. The other aspect of importance is having an agent who knows how to showcase your property on inspection whether it is Residential/ Rural acres/Commercial or Industrial. These tips will make the difference for you to achieve maximum price for the sale of your property.

Remove all rubbish, dead trees, building materials, anything that has no place around your property. This is important because a professional photographer will take photos for your property to be advertised. Prune trees or hedges on boundary fences, or branches that are too close to the house. Lawns are to be mowed, nature strip, front and back of house and don’t forget the edges.

All gates are to be in good working order, this is where the buyer walks in and out of your property. Facia board’s age and when there are signs of wood rot it gives the house a tired look, best to repair the damage and apply a coat of paint. Garden beds to be weeded or mulched for excellent presentation, don’t forget to water gardens the day before inspection so everything looks fresh. The front veranda or the entrance to the house is to be well presented. Remove shoes or boots lying around the front door. If a door mat has a tired appearance replace it. This is where first impressions count.

Whenever possible take your pets out for a walk during inspections. Pet’s inside the house is not always a welcoming sight for some buyers.

Internal Tips


Let’s take a look inside your home. If the kitchen has a tired appearance and you have a budget to support a make-over, here are a few tips. Rather than replace the kitchen, spend on a new bench top or replace tired cabinet doors and handles for an inexpensive make over and worthwhile lift.

A common complaint we hear from buyers is the lack of storage space in a house. Most women when on an inspection are looking where they can store sheets, blankets and towels.

The more space that is created inside your home, hallways, living areas and bedrooms the better chance of attracting good offers for your property. Most buyers want to see what improvements are needed to create the home for their lifestyle. Clutter works against you when your home is on the market. Most important declutter.

If you have a budget to work with, lift worn carpets or linoleum to reveal floorboards that can be sanded to create a clean modern feel. If you don’t have floorboards, you can install a floating timber floor to improve any living area.

Bedrooms need to be clean and clutter free. You want visual appeal. A white doona cover or white bedspread will give a sense of space to a room, whereas bright patterned bed coverings will make the bedroom look smaller. A white throw-over will work just as well.

Highlight your bathroom with fresh white bath towels, white mats and white hand towels. White works with any tile colour and lifts the room for a more pleasant look. A coat of ceiling paint works with the white towels and clean tiles. There should be no sign of dirt or mould. Entire bathroom & shower screens are to be crystal clean. Scented soaps are a nice finishing touch to the senses also.

$1,300,000

32 Diamantina Avenue

Windsor Downs

House, Acreage

4

3

5

$3,000,000

632 Lower Colo Road

Lower Portland

House, Acreage

10

4

6

$1,400,000

388E Lot 131 Mt Tootie Road

Bilpin

Acreage, Rural

$1,950,000

Lot 30 Nepean Gorge Drive

Mulgoa

Land, Rural

$950,000

Lots: 1,2,3,4,12. Mayfair Rd: $950,000-$1,250,000

Mulgoa

Land, Rural

$369,000

9/119 Windsor Street

Richmond

Unit

1

1

2

$2,430,000

Auction: 168 Terrace Road

North Richmond

House, Acreage, Rural

6

3

5

$1,350,000

135 Argyle Reach Road

Freemans Reach

Acreage, Rural

$1,350,000

112 Freemans Reach Road

Freemans Reach

Acreage, Rural

$1,450,000

107 Wilberforce Road

Wilberforce

Acreage, Rural

$845,000

Lot 5 110 Wisemans Ferry Road

Cattai

Acreage

$0

388E Lot 131 Mt Tootie Road

Bilpin

Land, Rural

$2,200,000

1643 Wisemans Ferry Road

Maroota

House, Acreage, Rural

1

3

$1,495,000

179 Windsor Street

Richmond

House

4

2

3

Expressions of Interest

231 Tizzana Road

Ebenezer

House, Acreage, Rural

4

2

6

$0

697 George Street

South Windsor

House, Acreage

2

1

1

$775,000

20 Keda Circuit

North Richmond

House

3

2

3

$1,250,000

Lot 7 16 River Road Sackville North

Sackville North

House, Acreage

2

3

3

$699,000

30 Lang Road. Under Contract

South Windsor

House

2

2

4

$1,400,000

141 - 142 Freemans Reach Road

Freemans Reach

Acreage

Expressions of Interest

107 Wilberforce Road

Wilberforce

House, Acreage, Rural

8

2

5

$149,950

78/7 Bandon Road

Vineyard

Villa

1

1

1

$585,000

6 Lang Road Price guide: $565,000 - $585,000

South Windsor

House

2

1

3

$625,000

16 River Road Sackville North: Agent on site Sun: 3-4pm

Sackville North

Acreage

Expressions of Interest

96 Dight Street

Richmond

House, Acreage, Rural

2

3

8

Expressions of Interest

118 Pages Wharf Road

Sackville North

House, Acreage

4

1

3

$1,950,000

110 Wisemans Ferry Road

Cattai

House, Acreage

4

3

5

$2,100,000

26 - 28 North Street

Windsor

House, Acreage

4

1

4

$3,400,000

122 Bathurst Street

Pitt Town

House, Acreage

6

3

4

$550,000

5931 Wisemans Ferry Road

Gunderman

House

2

2

3

Expressions of Interest

1643 Wisemans Ferry Road

Maroota

House, Acreage, Rural

4

2

5

$1,895,000

252 Tizzana Road

Ebenezer

House, Acreage

4

3

4

$3,300,000

108 Grono Farm Road

Wilberforce

House, Acreage, Rural

2

8

$0

Gibbs Road

Kenthurst

House, Acreage, Rural

$2,200,000

165 Old Stock Route Road

Oakville

House, Acreage

1

3

$599,000

13 Branders Lane.

North Richmond

House

2

1

3

$649,000

22 Thompson Avenue:

Richmond

House

2

1

4

Expressions of Interest

Lot 305 Grono Farm Road

Wilberforce

Land

$850,000

Lot 14 Hibberts Lane

Freemans Reach

Land, Acreage

$856,300

11 Womboyne Avenue

Kellyville

House

3

1

5

$1,395,000

92 East Kurrajong Road

East Kurrajong

House, Acreage

2

4

$1,450,000

96 Manning Road

Sackville North

House, Acreage

4

2

3

$630,000

Lot 3 of 16 River Road Sackville North: Open Sun: 3-4pm

Sackville North

Acreage

Expressions of Interest

Lot 3 at 46 Idlewild Road

Glenorie

House, Land, Acreage

2

1

3

$995,000

46 Kurts Road Bilpin

Bilpin

House, Acreage

2

2

4

$725,000

16 River Road

Sackville North

Acreage

$330,000

78 Greens Road

Lower Portland

House

3

1

2

$2,250,000

19 Threlkheld Drive

Cattai

House, Acreage

9

2

4

$595,000

Lot 6 at 16 River Road Open Sun: 3-4pm

Sackville North

Land

$975,000

36 George Road

Wilberforce

House

2

4

$625,000

Lot 2 at 16 River Road Open Sun: 3-4pm

Sackville North

Acreage

$2,100,000

1157 Kurmond Road

Kurmond

House, Acreage, Rural

4

3

6

$749,000

83 Kurrajong Road

Kurrajong

House

2

1

3

$1,350,000

147 Wilberforce Road

Freemans Reach

Acreage, Rural

$575,000

Lot 5 at 16 River Road Sackville North

Sackville North

Acreage

Expressions of Interest

150 Bocks Road

Oakville

House

2

6

Expressions of Interest

11 Warks Hill Road

Kurrajong Heights

House

6

13

12

$1,150,000

128 Freemans Reach Road

Freemans Reach

Acreage, Rural

$499,000

5/29 Bell Street

South Windsor

Villa

2

1

2

$0

6 Lang Road

South Windsor

House

1

1

3

$1,325,000

65 King Road.

Wilberforce

House

3

2

4

$695,000

Lot 6 at 615 Sackville Ferry Road

Sackville North

Land