Guide For Sellers

Selling Properties


Thinking of selling your home, or just curious to see what your home is worth?
You can get a Comparable Market Assessment (CMA) from Altus, taking into consideration unique characteristics, home improvements and other home, neighborhood and area information not always available in the public record.

At Altus, we know that the decision to sell your home is one of the biggest of your life. We believe that we have a unique approach that not only sets us apart, but also achieves better results. But how do we do it?

We listen to buyers and sellers alike, which gives us an unparalleled understanding of the western suburbs marketplace. While our team has years of proven experience, we’re always looking for ways to improve our level of expertise and service. At Altus we pride ourselves on setting the standard others aspire to: professional yet personal support every step of the way; professional marketing; buyer match system; our Buyers Bulletin which reaches more than 800 buyers at the touch of a button; our professional in-house photography, copywriter and home stylist; our extensive internet coverage on five different web-sites. These are just some of the tangible innovations and benefits we offer.

Presenting Your Property

Preparing your property for sale is well worth the effort and usually has a positive impact on the price you achieve. There are many small, inexpensive ways of making your home more appealing to a buyer.

Inside Your Home

  • Attend to any minor repairs such as dripping taps, loose door fittings and sticking windows
  • Replace any faulty or blown light globes – good lighting will enhance the look of the property when showing buyers through
  • Steam clean the carpets
  • De-clutter
  • Ensure all appliances are clean and operating efficiently
  • Clean bathrooms and toilets
  • Remove any mould from tiles
  • Clean screens, especially the entrance door as this is what a buyer will see first
  • Clean all windows and tracks and ensure that the windows slide smoothly
  • Clean mirrors, exhaust fans and range hoods

Outside Your Home

  • Clean windows and repair any that are broken
  • Clean the front entrance and invest in a new doormat
  • Freshen up by painting and repair any flaking paintwork
  • Remove all cobwebs
  • Clean out all the gutters
  • Check outside garden lighting is working, creates a lovely setting for twilight inspections
  • Ensure the garage door opens with ease and the garage is tidy and orderly
  • Weed the garden, mow the lawn and ensure all lawns are neatly edged
  • Clean the pool and filters
  • Sweep all the paths and driveway
  • Remove any oil stains in the garage or driveway
  • Repair or paint any fences
  • Trim trees and shrubs away from the house to let in maximum light
  • Remove any pet droppings
  • Hose down decks and paths
  • Top the garden up with mulch or turn over the soil