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4 bed / 2 Bath / 2 Car

Here is a classic example of how Team Swift’s six-step Action Blueprint can get your home sold for a great return.

This immaculately presented family home was originally an AV Jennings display house, upgraded with every possible amenity to showcase the quality and offerings of this well-regarded builder.

From the outside, a triple-gable facade presents an elegant street frontage, with manicured gardens framing the front door. A spacious layout offers a collection of stylish and versatile living and entertaining areas, combined with private bedroom spaces.

The long hallway passes a front study and workshop, culminating in a large living area embracing the modern family lifestyle. There is a superbly appointed galley-style kitchen with premium fixtures and fittings and a second formal living and dining room.

Glass sliding doors create a seamless flow between indoors and out to the patio, fully protected on three sides allowing year-round use.

There are four generously-sized bedrooms, including a front luxurious master suite, and two bathrooms. Parents can enjoy their own private sanctuary in this space with his and her walk-in robes and a lavish ensuite with double vanity.

Across the large 702 square metre allotment is low-maintenance, landscaped gardens. A fully fenced backyard makes it ideal for children and pets to play safely, while the paved courtyard space appeals to adults as a great place to relax.

The property is conveniently located in a quiet cul-de-sac, just minutes from shopping and dining options at Calamvale Central Shopping Centre and Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown, with public transport nearby.

When the homeowners contacted Rachel, it was easy to understand that we needed to present the home as low maintenance, clean, tidy and ready to move in. The owners had already moved out, so we had easy access to get the home ready for sale.

This home had a full service from Team Swift – step four in our Action Blueprint when selling a house.

Garden service

Gardens received a good tidy. We filled all the holes the dogs had dug, replaced the mulch and ensured the gardens were low maintenance for the next homeowner.

External home wash

Because you can see the roof from the street, it was pressure washed. We also did a home wash, with walkways, patio and entertainment areas getting a thorough deep pressure wash, not to mention removing eight years of dog activity in the backyard.

Home clean

Next on the list was cleaning windows inside and out. The home then received a deep clean.

Handyman repairs

New homes do move a little while you’re settling in. This suburb is known for earth movement cracking walls at the joins, so the home received a good patch and paint where needed. The other walls were washed – this is always cheaper than a full repaint. Other than that, it was a well-maintained home.

Home staging

A professional stylist did home staging to show an emotional buyer how comfortable it would be to live in, with the flow-through living areas, yet giving you privacy in each of the bedrooms and an office space. House staging can make all the difference.

As part of our six-step process, the initial step is to pick the type of buyer you want to attract. This home, in a cul-de-sac, is a great family property. It wasn’t hard to see it would attract an emotional buyer if presented correctly.

Homes that stand out sell for more in less time.

As the owner chose to sell at auction, it was on the market for four weeks, with several open homes for buyers to do walk-throughs. It sold under the hammer for $167,500 more than the suburb median price, to a buyer who wanted a low-maintenance home they could move into immediately. That meant the home went unconditional instantly and within two weeks the new owners moved in.

Investing your time and money up front gives you a great return on investment when you decide I want to sell my house.

Gardens, cleaning, handymen and staging was about $15,000 for a return of $167,500.

Sold and unconditional within eight weeks – a brilliant result for our clients.

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*Photos supplied by Owen Chen – Place Sunnybank

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