Property Presentation

One morning you woke up and said to yourself” I am going to sell my home for the best price possible and I am starting a new chapter in my life”.

What is involved? There are many areas involved in selling your home. I will be talking about a number of areas in my next couple of blogs. This blog is about how to present your home to achieve the best possible price?

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This book “How to Sell Your Home for more” is invaluable to the sellers. Quote on page 1, “I discovered very early in selling homes, that a little time taken to enhance the visual appeal of a property substantially increases the chance of the seller achieving a better selling price”. If you would like a free copy please contact me on or phone me on 0408 034 080.

The first 10 seconds when buyers enter your property is so important. The buyer will either like what they see or be turned off very quickly. Their eyes and mind are being made up – if interested or not?

Your first step is to walk around your home, internally and externally and make a checklist up, for jobs to be done before putting your home on the market. Such as internally; de-clutter, move furniture around or pack it away, clean the carpets, repair broken tiles, paint marks on walls, clean windows and more. Externally make sure the front of your home is perfect; paint steps or decking if needed, plant new plants and add mulch, weed the garden, trim trees and more if required.

You now have a checklist and all the jobs have to be ticked off and you have made a deadline date for all this to be completed. Once this has been completed it is time to contact a number of agents to give you an appraisal of your home and to come up with a recommended selling price that both you and the agent are happy with.

Next blog I will be talking about photography.

Until next time,

Cheers Dianne


Author: Dianne Ray

I have almost thirty years in business management in the hospitality, tourism, hospitality, real estate and service industries and in education as a teacher in secondary schools and TAFE Colleges. I was born in the Western District in Victoria, my schooling was in Hamilton and Melbourne and my Tertiary Education was at Melbourne and Monash Universities. My family consists of 4 sons, 3 daughter in laws and 5 grandchildren. Over the last 9 years I made my home in Noosa, Queensland and since February 2011 have moved to Brighton, a suburb of Brisbane and contract to 2nd Avenue Realty as a licensed real estate agent. Selling residential property in the the Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Brighton, Deagon, Bracken Ridge and other areas. I also sell and market boutique accommodation properties, such as Bed & Breakfasts,Self contained Cottages around Australia on Over my life time I have travelled extensively throughout Australia and numerous times overseas. My interests are obviously travel, all aspects of sport especially golf, outdoor pursuits, fine dining, appreciation of wine and love meeting people. I gained my Bachelor of Education and taught secondary and TAFE students for a number of years and studied for my Masters in Business Administration. I have been self employed for the last 20 years comprising owning and operating an exclusive 4.5 star B&B; established an e-commerce business involving the hospitality and accommodation industry; in selling, marketing, training workshops, relief service and management. I changed my career path ten years ago and concentrated on real estate and business broking. I am a licensed real estate agent in Queensland. My involvement in real estate has been very satisfying and I enjoy the interaction with the buyers and sellers. In my role as a real estate agent, I am able to effectively fulfil the needs of clients and this is my passion, and to use my skills to obtain a win/win situation for everyone involved. I believe in the old traditional values of respect, integrity and genuineness and I am very passionate about helping people with their needs and I focus on listening to and genuinely helping my clients. I am a very honest, natural outgoing person who enjoys life to the fullest “My mission is to live with integrity and compassion and to make a positive difference in the lives of others”