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Five tips to get your house sold

By Faeza
17 March 2017

Selling your house can be a very tedious experience, especially when you do not know what tricks to pull to get it off the market.

KZN based entrepreneur and realtor, Julie Solomon, says that selling your home should not be a tiresome exercise.

These five tips from Solomon will help get your house sold.

Here are her EASY 5 steps to zhoosh up your home for show day:

  1. DECLUTTER -  put away your knickknacks, and keep surfaces as free from clutter as possible.  Clear your dressing room table of your lotions and potions and put away your personal items in your bathroom.

You want to make the home appear as neutral as possible.

  1. SPRING CLEAN -   and wipe down all surfaces and touch up paint where necessary -  you don’t want to give a prospective purchaser any reason to find fault with your home.

  1. LIGHT & BRIGHT - Place a bunch of flowers on the dining room table, open the windows and security gates and ensure all the light bulbs are working -  nice and bright is more welcoming.

  1. NO PETS -  Treat your pets to an afternoon out -  It’s not good to have dogs barking whilst prospective buyers are walking through your home, its distracting and off putting. And even worse is to leave your agent to watch your pets instead of him/ her concentrating on selling your home.

  1. ACCESSORISE – A few scatter cushions,  in complementing colours,  will add a dash of panache to the lounge or bedroom – but keep it simple!

Julie Solomon KZN based entrepreneur and realtor, Julie Solomon.

*Solomon is the founder of Julie Solomon Property brand and is considered one of the top, if not ‘The Top’, Real Estate Agents in KwaZulu-Natal.