Get your home ready for sell in 2016


 With a new year come new opportunities in the property market. 2016 is forecasted to be a buyer's market, as the property market is expected to have reached its peak and is anticipated to stabilise. Selling a home can be a stressful experience particularly in a buyer's market, where you need to present your property in the best manner possible to ensure maximum buyer interest and achieve the best price possible. One way to obtain this is to have your property professionally styled ensuring it stands out from other properties on the market.

Getting the price right

Prices are becoming more consistent in 2016 after a period of strong growth, according to LJ Hooker’s Head of Real Estate Christopher Mourd. A more consistent property market means both buyers and sellers are aware of the market conditions. This is now a very accessible task thanks to the many free property websites that are available to consumers, and by easily contacting estate agents.

When selling a property, it’s crucial to consider things from the buyer’s perspective, now more than ever. To help you price your home, talk to your real estate agent and do your own research. Check out similar properties recently sold, currently on the market for sale, and the ones that haven’t sold. Take note as to whether the presentation affected the price and/or ability to sell.

Ready to put your home for sale in 2016?

Before putting your place up for sale is worth thinking about what can you do to make your home more appealing to buyers and sell it faster. Invest in the right jobs for the inside and the outside: repair and revitalise, remove anything that might be hazardous, declutter the rooms and consider professional property styling to achieve the highest sell price. A small investment can reap high returns.

Home Improvement

You need to ensure that your property is safe for prospective buyers. Repair broken windows and doors and fix smaller things like leaking taps or broken lights. Investing in some renovations and fixing up odd jobs around the home before selling will avoid discouraging buyers. Fresh painting on walls and ceilings in light and neutral colours, new floor covering or repainting the floorboards, everything counts when it comes to improve your house presentation.


Make your home as spotless as it can be. Clear away old furniture and personal items, such as family photos, so potential buyers can picture themselves in the property. Too many elements can be distracting to buyers, and can make rooms appear darker and smaller than they really are. Working on the inside is important, but don’t forget that first impressions count. If you have a front yard, clean it up so the house has a “great street appeal”.

Property Styling

In a consistent market, presentation will help to sell a property faster. Property styling is an investment worth to consider to maximise the sale value of your home. Professional property stylists look at your property from a buyer’s perspective and transforms your property to appeal to the target market, making your home stand out from the rest and increasing the interest levels.

Now you are ready to put a “for sale” sign on your front lawn. If you want to know more about how to obtain the best sales outcome for your property, contact us for a free consultation on 1300 78 30 60 or

Evolve Styling Team