Presentation Hints

Presentation hints when selling property can make the difference. Improving the presentation of your home is one of the easiest ways to improve your chances of a sale and potentially achieve a higher sale price.

Presentation hints
Improve your presentation and make your home stand out from the crowd
First National Nerang has sold more properties than any other local agency so we know a lot about presenting a home. We have collected a range of general presentation hints that can make the biggest difference but involve minimal inconvenience.


As your agent we will do our best to make things as easy as possible. However with just a little effort on your part, your home can be sold quicker and for a better price.

Here are some tips which have proven invaluable to successful sellers:

First impressions are lasting
From the moment the prospects arrive they should notice that the gardens and lawns are well presented. Garden rubbish should be disposed of and paths and porches kept clear and clean. Toys and garden tools should be stored away.

A tidy home says “Welcome”
Your home should be kept neat and tidy during the period of inspections. It should not necessarily be a “show place” but appear a comfortable home in which to live. Fresh flowers or indoor plants always brighten up a home.

Repairs can make a big difference.
Make sure that all minor repairs are completed. Sticking doors and windows, loose door knobs, faulty plumbing, peeling paint or faulty flywire may affect your sale.

Letting the sun shine in Let plenty of light into your home.
Nothing improves atmosphere more than brightness. On a dull day it is advisable to switch lights on prior to arrival of prospective purchasers.

Turn on the heat or cool
A warm, comfortably heated home on cold days adds a feeling of cosiness; on a hot day don’t forget to turn on the air conditioner or fan (or simply let the breeze flow through).

three’s a crowd Avoid having too many people present during inspections. The First National agent knows the buyer’s requirements and can better emphasise the features of your home without you tagging along.

Silence is golden
Be courteous but don’t force conversation with a potential buyer. The prospect wants to inspect your home- not pay a social call. However should you be asked questions about the home, the neighbours or the district, answer them truthfully and directly.

Music in the air: pets underfoot
As a general rule it is advisable to turn off radio and television sets during inspections as they can be very distracting. Keep your pets out of the way (preferably out of the house). Let the agent and buyer talk, free of disturbances.

Some more “Don’ts”
Don’t apologise for the appearance or condition of your home (this does nothing but emphasise the faults). Don’t discuss the details of the transaction such as price or terms (leave this to the professional your First National agent). Don’t allow a prospective purchaser to inspect your home without your First National agent (refer them to the agent or contact him yourself).

Working as a team
You and your First National agent should always work as a team. If you feel your agent has overlooked some important selling points, feel free to discuss them privately (perhaps a phone call to the office)