Imogen Brown at realestate.com.au has a great summary of the 15 presentation mistakes that turn buyers off.
If you’re planning to list your property for sale make sure you aren’t making the following presentation mistakes; rather than engaging your buyers, you could be turning them off.
Number 4 is my favourite! (It sounds a bit like my house when I bought it…can you say “vintage charm”?)
# 4 Time warp decor
I know that retro is ‘on trend’ again but not in its original 1970′s form. Swirly carpets, flouncy curtains, peach tinted walls and gold bathware all communicate dated.
If you can, fit new carpets, take down curtains and replace with simple blinds, re-paint walls in modern neutrals and swap out any gold for silver. They’re small changes that can make a huge difference to how your house is perceived and can give a great return on investment.