Here are some tips for before you put your house on the market.
Finish any outstanding jobs (eg. Painting etc)
Small ticket items being completed can give your home a more polished appearance without costing a lot of money.
Do a good tidy and declutter both the yard and house
Packing up a lot of the items you don’t need on a day to day basis, and giving the house a spruce up is an easy way to freshen your home without spending any money.
Complete any building projects
If you have any outstanding building projects that need final council approval, now is a good time to get it done. Unapproved structures on a property are a common cause of buyers not choosing to purchase a property.
If your property is on leasehold land look into how much is owing; it may be worth looking at paying it out. However the paperwork does take a while to go through, so if you are planning on putting the house on the market within a month or two it would be wise to wait until you get a contract on the property then solicitors can put a clause in the contract for it to be paid out upon settlement by you.
If you have a pool, organise to have a pool safety inspection done
Registered pool inspectors can be found at http://www.dip.qld.gov.au/poolsafety
Working smoke alarms & safety switch
Check you currently have working smoke alarms in the property and the presence or absence of a safety switch on the power board. Current legislation requires smoke alarms and safety switches to be disclosed to buyers.
Choosing a Solicitor
The solicitor will review any contract you enter into to protect your legal rights.
Contacting the Sales Team
Call the real estate to come to your property and provide you with a free sales appraisal. They will look at the house and give you a listing price based on what has sold in the last 6 months.