Selling a Home in Penrith
If you’re thinking of selling your home in Penrith our the surrounding area our residential team are here to support you every step of the way. We have a tried and tested method that meets our clients needs’, bringing together years of experience, the most detailed local knowledge and cutting edge technology.
The office consists of a competitive and committed team of sales and leasing agents, property managers, project marketers, marketing and administration professionals all working towards the shared goal of providing outstanding service and excellent results to our clients. Established since 1977, we pride ourselves on a reputation of integrity, strong work ethos and constant innovation.
Uniquely for the Western Suburbs, we also benefit from the support of our central office research team. This provides us with the latest national and regional data so we know exactly what the market is doing.
To find out more we recommend looking through our brochure which explains the process in more detail. You might also be interested in exploring our news and resources area for property market news and suburb reports.
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We can conduct a free, no obligation appraisal of your property and provide you with sound advice on where your property sits in the market.
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Preparing your home for sale
The main thing is to present you house as a well-cared-for place with no glaring problems. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. There are some little ways in which you can maximize the instant appeal of your home. The effort and expenditure you put into preparing it for sale can be an extremely profitable use of time & money.
Emotional decisions are based on sight, sound and smell. Your house must look attractive, the sounds should be unobtrusive and odours should be inoffensive. Below are a few easy makeover tactics to help you sell at a premium price.
- Do a complete spring clean, buy some storage boxes and get rid of all clutter.
- Scrub walls, skirting boards, floors, tiles, windows, light switches and fixtures.
- Repair any leaking taps or broken appliances that you wish to include in the sale.
- Check that all fittings and fixtures are in good working order.
- Check that doors, windows, awnings and blinds open and shut properly.
- Make sure the kitchen, bathroom and laundry areas are spotlessly clean and there are no chipped or broken tiles.
- Use your best linen on the beds and best towels in the bathroom.
- Replace outdated light fixtures.
- Clean carpets, lounges and curtains.
- Wash down the external walls and clear out the gutters.
- Sweep the driveway and paths.
- Keep lawns cut and reseed any bare patches.
- Trim back trees, especially if they are blocking light into the house.
- Weed the garden, add some mulch to garden beds and put some colourful pot plants in clusters around the yard.
- Keep garden furniture clean and tidy.
- Clean the windows and entrance doors.
- Tidy up the garage and garden shed.
- Repair the fence if necessary.
- Keep bins out of sight.
- Keep water features, pools or ponds clean.
On the morning of the inspection:
- Give each room a quick tidy, put dishes away, empty the bins and vacuum or sweep if necessary.
- Let as much natural light in as possible and keep lights or lamps switched on in the living areas.
- Add a vase of flowers and a bowl of fruit to the living area to create a homely and welcoming atmosphere.
- Make sure it's not too hot or too cold indoors - turn on the heater or air conditioner if necessary.
- Remove your valuables.
- Don't hang around - leave the meeting and greeting to your PRDnationwide Agent.
- Don't overspend: The idea is to maximise appeal without emptying out your pockets. If possible, ask family and friends to join you in a working bee that brings the property up to scratch.
- Come up roses: If your garden is out of control and looks unloved, hire a gardener to tidy it up and add some hardy plants.
- Make timely decisions: Arrange inspection times to coincide with the sun flooding the living rooms.
- Think before you renovate: While renovating can definitely add value to a property, you can risk overcapitalising. In addition, many buyers are looking for a "Renovator's Delight". Ask your PRDnationwide real estate agent for their opinion before undertaking any major changes.