Selling Houses Australia

How to Avoid Gimmicks in Your Home

Putting a bit of your own personality into a property isn't always a bad thing. What doesn't work is when you think you have a good idea and use it everywhere.

There's nothing like gimmicks gone mad to put a buyer off. Here's how to tone it down a little.

Don't overuse features

Neutralising the over use of features is essential. Potential buyers just see them as another job….and lots of little jobs can soon start looking like a big job. For a buyer the more outdated features, the more work there is to be done and you property value drops.

Don't let fads take over

Think about the style you want to incorporate in your home and consider whether it is going to still be in style in 10 year's time. If you use a style that can easily outdate in a small part of the house, it can be fixed quite quickly however, using it throughout the house is a bigger job.

Repeated gimmicks

There's a fine line between co-ordinating your house and having too many matching or repeated features. Remember, look at your property through the eyes of a buyer - they might not share your passion for gimmicks.


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