Top things to consider for dressing your home for sale

Written by 
Bill Tsouvalas
Bill Tsouvalas is the managing director and a key company spokesperson at Savvy. As a personal finance expert, he often shares his insights on a range of topics, being featured on leading news outlets including News Corp publications such as the Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun, Fairfax Media publications such as the Australian Financial Review, the Seven Network and more. Bill has over 15 years of experience working in the finance industry and founded Savvy in 2010 with a vision to provide affordable and accessible finance options to all Australians. He has built Savvy from a small asset finance brokerage into a financial comparison website which now attracts close to 2 million Aussies per year and was included in the BRW’s Fast 100 in 2015 as one of the fastest-growing companies in the country. He’s passionate about helping Australians make financially savvy decisions and reviews content across the brand to ensure its accuracy. You can follow Bill on LinkedIn.
Our authors
, updated on November 25th, 2021       

Fact checked

At Savvy, we are committed to providing accurate information. Our content undergoes a rigorous process of fact-checking before it is published. Learn more about our editorial policy.

Dressing up your home for sale is the latest fashion in real estate. But what does it refer to? As the name already implies, dressing up your home equals having your home improved, styled and beautified, to raise the chances of making a successful sale. While dressing up, your home can genuinely add several thousands of dollars to the asking price; it surely comes with a price. Still, there are multiple ways in which you can improve your home with considerable low finances. Keep on reading to find out how.

Make a positive first impression

Positive first impressions can go a long way, and if you manage to click with the customers from the very first time, you may have a shot at making a great sale. Potential buyers will carefully analyse the appearance of the house from the inside out. Thus, make sure you enhance the exterior of the house by giving the house a fresh hand of paint, add a uniquely-crafted letterbox and place plenty of flowers by the window. These changes can make a world of a difference.

Eliminate clutter

If you want potential buyers to visualise themselves living in your house, you need to do some serious cleaning. After cleaning up every room, you should eliminate unnecessary things that may be making your house look crowded and cluttered. Separate all things that don’t have any particular spot in the house, and store them in boxes. It doesn’t matter what you do with them, as long as you make the house look airy and cosy.

Re-arrange the furniture

As a popular tendency, we tend to live in overcrowded spaces, the rooms being filled with lots of furniture. Even though in some cases, the furniture we pick is beautiful, and matches the room perfectly, we fail to pay attention to the way in which we arrange it. Therefore, it is essential that you focus on how the furniture is placed around the room. Create traffic between the pieces, make them connect to each other, and, in this way, your space will look more comfortable and charming.

Allow natural light to enter the rooms

Natural light can make marvels in every home; that’s a given. If you didn’t experience that before, consider adding stylish light curtains that will allow plenty of light to enter the rooms, while, at night making the space more intimate and cosy. Plus, other trick you could use to re-distribute light inside the house is adding more mirrors and silver coloured items.

Add character to your home

And last, but not least, you want the potential buyer of your house to see himself/herself living there. How do you manage to do that? By adding character and heart into decorating. Make sure you let your imagination flow. Play with colours and different patterns so that you reveal your house’s authenticity and unique flavour, which are some of the main features that will help you make a successful sale!

Easily compare home loan options today

We compare home loan options for you so you can be assured you’re seeing the most competitive interest rates available in Australia.