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5 Tricks I Used to Prepare My Home for Sale

by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) (follow)
I'm a freelance writer living in the beautiful river town of Mannum in SA, dreaming of the day I can retire from the 9-5 to write full time.
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Furnished Cottage

My home is currently on the market. It’s a small cottage and so to show it to the best advantage I have used a few clever tricks.

1. Colour

Furnished Cottage

The first thing I did was to paint the walls in an almost-white colour and use white as a backdrop wherever possible. Then added a few splashes of colour for interest.

2. Conformity

Furnished Cottage
Bookshelf before

I wanted the eye to be drawn around the rooms and not be distracted. My bookshelves were full of a jumble of colourful books, so I sorted them, keeping only the ones that had the lightest or best colour-matched spines on the shelves and packing away the rest.

Furnished Cottage
Bookshelf after

3. Clear Space

Cords and Cables
Unsightly cords and cables

We all have a problem with cords and cables, so I unplugged my appliances and hid these away, leaving clear spaces between the furniture.

Cords and Cables
Cords and cables hidden

4. De-cluttering

Cords and Cables
Bathroom before

As I said, my house is small so I removed anything that didn’t need to be there. It makes a big difference, especially in my bathroom/laundry.

Cords and Cables
Bathroom after

5. Light

Sofa, Loungeroom, Living Room
Natural light

There’s nothing more off-putting than a gloomy interior. Coming into a house from outside, it takes a while for the eyes to adjust, and first impressions are crucial. The more lightness and brightness you have, the better. As well as the while walls and furniture, I made sure to open all the curtains and turn on lights.

Sofa, Loungeroom, Living Room
Adding extra lighting

The real estate agent was impressed with the presentation of my home and is confident it will sell quickly.

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