Check out your kitchen appliances – are they doing you any favours? It’s amazing how much difference a low-cost modern oven and dishwasher can make to a potential buyer.

What about your portable equipment? If your old beige food processor is taking up space on the bench, do yourself a big favour and put it away! You might even consider renting or borrowing some fancy kitchen gadgets to display on your open days.

Energy efficient homes are always popular. In recent years as the cost of utilities continues to soar, efficiency is more than just a political issue for many buyers. Quick fixes include:

  • $ Changing to energy-saver light globes
  • $ Replacing shower heads
  • $ Fully-lined drapes
  • $ External blinds and awnings

Important: When thinking about selling you home, this is the best time to speak to a mortgage broker about your home loan options. It is highly likely that you will get a better loan by using a mortgage broker to assess thousands of loan options for you, than just talking to your existing lender.