Selling your home can be an exciting but challenging endeavour. To ensure that your property stands out in the competitive real estate market, it’s crucial to view your home through the eyes of a potential buyer. In this article, we’ll explore the key steps to prepare your house for sale, covering everything to help you. To create a personalised action plan, we recommend an in-home consultation with Kath where we can assess your property together. Let’s get started on transforming your home into a buyer’s dream.

Change Your Perception

The first and most important step in preparing your home for sale is to change your perception. Try to see your property through the eyes of a potential buyer. This shift in perspective will help you identify areas that need attention and allow you to present your home in the best possible light.

Detailed Cleaning and Decluttering

Cleanliness is key when presenting your home to potential buyers. A spotless, clutter-free environment creates a positive impression and allows buyers to envision themselves living in the space. Start with a thorough cleaning of each room, paying attention to often overlooked areas such as baseboards, light fixtures, and windows.

Decluttering is equally important. Remove personal items, excess furniture, and anything that might distract buyers from visualising the potential of each space. Consider organising and storing items you won’t need until after the move.

Address Maintenance Issues

Take a walk through your home and make a list of any maintenance issues that need attention. This could include leaky taps, peeling paint, or squeaky doors. Small fixes can make a big difference in how your home is perceived by potential buyers. Prioritise these tasks to ensure your home is in top condition.

Showcase Size and Scale

To make your home appear more spacious, consider strategic furniture placement. Remove any unnecessary furniture to create an open and inviting atmosphere. Use mirrors strategically to reflect light and give the illusion of larger spaces. Highlight the unique features of each room and make sure buyers can easily navigate through the entire property.

Refresh Your Furnishings

If your furniture is tired or out of fashion, consider refreshing the look of your home. This might involve rearranging existing furniture, adding some tasteful accessories, or even investing in a few key pieces to enhance the overall aesthetic. A well-styled home can leave a lasting impression on potential buyers.

If you would like to know more about staging your home for sale, we can have our preferred stylists come out to give you some advice, or a quote to style your home for maximum impact and return on investment.

In-Home Consultation

For a personalised approach to preparing your home for sale, we recommend an in-home consultation. During this visit, we can create a detailed list of tasks, prioritize them, and discuss which ones you can tackle yourself. For tasks that require professional help, we can provide recommendations for trusted tradespeople who can assist you in completing the necessary work.


Transforming your home for a successful sale involves a combination of cleaning, decluttering, maintenance, and thoughtful styling. By viewing your property through the lens of a potential buyer and following these steps, you’ll increase your chances of making a lasting impression in the competitive real estate market. Contact Kath on 0458 912 906 to schedule an in-home consultation, and let’s embark on this exciting journey of preparing your home for a great sale price!