Decluttering to great first impressions for your home to sell

Written by Team SM


September 24, 2023

First impressions are crucial in real estate where making a positive impact is vital to influencing a buyer’s decision. A great first impression boosts the appeal of your property to make all the difference for a fast, smooth sale.

Tips to making a great first impression on buyers
🌟 Play to your property’s strengths
🌟 Create more space
🌟 Be prepared to get your hands dirty with decluttering and gardening
🌟 Put unused stuff into storage or pack away
🌟 Pay attention to the details

Create the lifestyle and home your buyers want

How to declutter your property and leave a lasting first impression on buyers

βœ… Maximise space

Showcase the spaciousness of your home, allowing potential buyers to envision themselves living there. Declutter and brighten up narrow areas with fresh white paint. A well-lit and airy space can significantly impact a buyer’s perception of the property – for little cost.



βœ… Maintain cleanliness

A clean and tidy home is a must. Beds made, curtains drawn back, clutter removed – these actions create an illusion of more space to make the home more inviting.

βœ… Curate the outside

Don’t forget the exterior of your home, as many potential buyers drive by before scheduling a viewing. A well-maintained exterior with a fresh coat of paint, a tidy driveway with a clean entrance works incredibly well for long lasting impressions.

βœ… Enhance the outdoors

Regardless of the season, pay attention to your outdoor spaces. Well-kept lawns, weeded flower beds, and clean patios make a difference. Showcase the potential of your garden space by tidying up to showcase the greenery.


βœ… Seek professional advice

Your local estate agent should be your first port of call. Their expertise guides you on creating that first impression while accentuating the best features of your property – and their negotiation skills will garner the highest price while their knowledge will make it a speedy less-stressful process.

Your professional home organiser and property stylist also know how to maximise space while showcasing the house in an aspirational way that teems with possibility for potential buyers. Property styling for sale makes a great difference so stand out in online listing sites and during inspections – clever styling can add up to $50,000 to the final selling price.

Investment in know-how and expertise yields great returns – pay the price for the property you want to sell.

Plants for staging
Tidy lounge
Kitchen storage

Don’t leave lasting impressions to chance

Clutter-free properties sell faster and at a better price – no renovations necessary.

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