Important Things You Should Do Before Putting Up Your Property for Sale

However, the amount of profit you can make off your property is determined by how valuable the buyer thinks it is. It's all a brain game. So if you are a home owner looking to sell, you should probably have a look at some of the following things before putting up that for sale sign on your front yard.

Carry out a mould inspection

It is very easy to ignore the mould on your property. Nevertheless, you should know that it is very unattractive to buyers and can even pose health issues at times.  A single patch of mould could lower your real estate value quite significantly. Therefore, it's important to do a mould inspection on your property before selling it.

Most of it usually occurs on and around wet places. Begin by checking moist places like the bathroom and kitchen sinks. While you're at it, also check the ceiling, basement and all the wall areas around your pipes. Sometimes there could be pipe leaks supporting mould that you may not be aware of. In addition, use moisture meters to measure how much moisture your building generally has to support mould growth. This will help you trace the moisture path of the building to the source of the problem, allowing you to tackle the root cause once and for all.

Add some curb appeal

Take some time and carefully look at your property from the road side. Do you like what you see? Start with sealing any cracks. The best way to find them is by taking a black and white photo of your property. Once you are done repairing these flaws, use some colour to redirect the attention of potential buyers. For example, if the first thing the buyer will see when viewing your property is a big old garage, which isn't very aesthetically pleasing, try shifting their curiosity towards brightly painted front door. Apart from that, you can also add some appeal by decorating your yard with beautiful flowers and accentuating it with a creative sculpture.


Modernizing your property will definitely add some value to your home. Nothing says 21st century like glass and stainless steel, so you should consider incorporating some features made from these modern materials. Replace those concrete rails and staircases with some stainless steel. If you can, install a glass chandelier or fans in the living room and see your property's value skyrocket.