Dress up your home for selling

Although it’s still summer, most homebuyers at the moment are not in holiday mode, so sellers will need to stage and show their homes a little differently now in order to achieve a sale.

Indeed, notes a new property newsletter from mortgage originator Betterbond, what buyers are likely to be looking for now is a peaceful place to come home to after a hard, hot day, so it’s all about creating tranquil spaces.

Cleaning up the kitchen and creating a pleasant airy atmosphere, especially in summer heat, can go a long way to making your house attractive to prospective buyers. Credit: SUPPLIED

The newsletter then offers the following expert seasonal staging tips:

And finally, the top tip for the year ahead is to stage any home for sale before it is photographed for print advertisements or online listings. - Saturday Star