Preparing Your Home for a Pre-Sale Inspection

Part of the Selling Your Home For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australian Edition)

The repainting, polishing, cleaning and decluttering are all done in preparation for the sale of your property. On inspection day, make sure your home is fresh and welcoming. Sweep the front step, polish the doorknocker, fill the entrance with light and put fresh flowers in strategic spots around the property.

Get rid of the kids and the pets — and all evidence of them, including toys, animal hair and smells. Clear the sink and kitchen bench, and put fresh towels in the bathrooms. Burn vanilla or peppermint essential oils no less than an hour beforehand. Have soft tasteful music playing in the background, and make yourself scarce.

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