We all know the old trick about baking a cake in the oven on the day of a house sale in order to woo prospective buyers, but what are the design elements that actually help sell a house? Three experts weigh in with their top tips.
Consider the front (and rear) of the property
With the internet playing a more important role in showcasing houses than ever before, it’s imperative that the front and the back of the home – which feature prominently in listings – look appealing.
Builder Luke Williams, of the Mornington Peninsula’s Williams Group, says some people won’t even bother getting out of the car if they front up to a property and don’t like the facade.
“Everyone says they don’t judge a book by its cover, but they do,” he says. “The first impression is gold.”
Williams says this can be achieved through inexpensive measures like brightening and opening up the front area, landscaping the garden and ensuring the driveway is well maintained.