5 bed / 3 bath / 2 car
The owners of this lovely Gold Coast home reached their golden years and with an empty nest, a five-bedroom home was just too much for them. They wanted a smaller, low-maintenance home to enjoy life without having to maintain a pool and garden.
After making the sell my house decision, the couple contacted Team Swift in 2016 and Rachel did a walk-through of what needed to be done in each room. Mr and Mrs Smith were still very active, capable people and just needed some direction. There was no need to renovate this home, it just needed to look less like their home and more like a showroom for the open home.
They outsourced the internal clean because let’s face it, who really wants to clean the oven and bathrooms? They needed more than what their regular maid service could offer. That is where Team Swift’s detailers make an impact.
They also did home staging, styling the home with their own furniture and accessories. Team Swift just helped pack up the photos, trophies, awards and cookbooks. There is a lot you can DIY, including house staging, if you need to and still get a great result.
There were a few things that were unavoidable, like repairing broken bathroom fixtures and rehanging doors that had fallen off in the garage. This is where a handyman is useful when you don’t have the know-how.
Mr and Mrs Smith had already bought an apartment so they didn’t need to use any part of their home as storage. Most of their personal effects were boxed up and shipped to the new house and out of the way so we gave the best impression on open home day.
Selling a house they had lived in for 30 plus years was emotional but to get their travelling years in they wanted a quick sale so they could start the next chapter of their lives, so one open home was the goal.
*Photos supplied by Ray White