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How to get your home ready for a summer sale in Melbourne

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Getting your home ready for a summer sale in Melbourne.

Summer is a great time to sell your home. The weather is perfect for presenting your property in the best light, and with so many people buzzing around, your suburb will seem like a vibrant, fun place for house hunters to settle in.

As we roll through spring, however, don’t run out of time to get your home market ready. There are plenty of quick and inexpensive ways to make sure your home is in top shape for a summer sale in Melbourne.

Summer is a great time to sell your home in Melbourne.

Give rooms a fresh coat of paint

A lick of paint will almost always add value to your home.

A lick of paint will almost always add value to your home and costs you very little time or money.

If you really want your property to stand out to buyers, get creative with accent walls and fresh colours.

Don’t limit yourself to the walls either. Many interior designers will also use paint to enhance stained ceilings, cupboards, shelves and closet spaces and even some worn out floors.

A fresh coat of paint and some indoor plants can really brighten up your space.

Add some green changes you can brag about

The right changes will be those you can also talk about during a house viewing, so take the time to understand what your target buyer is interested in.

Many young house hunters are very concerned with making sure their home is environmentally sustainable. If you want to appeal to these shoppers, consider adding some easy green features, such as:

  • Digital thermostats
  • A water filter to cut back on bottled water purchases
  • Dual pane windows in drafty rooms
  • A laundry line on the porch or in a sunny spot in the garden

Up your curb appeal

Get out in the garden during these cooler spring months to make sure your landscape looks perfect come summertime.

Don’t have much of a green thumb? Hire a gardener to worry about the flower beds so you can focus on simple tasks like a new mailbox, adding flower boxes to your windows or adorning your front door with a cool new knocker.

Even a little work in your garden can go a long way.

Last year, dwelling values in Melbourne rose 1.5 per cent over the fourth quarter (summertime), according to CoreLogic. That’s because in Australia, when the weather is hot, so too are property sales.

You don’t want to miss this golden opportunity. To find out more about a summer sale in Melbourne, reach out to the experts at Nelson Alexander.

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