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    I would do it as adult bedrooms.

    childrens bedrooms make rooms seem smaller ... and less flexible for some reason.

    Not everyone has the vision to be able to see it as something else

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    I would:
    -Style the house as having three bedrooms (so beds in each room)
    -Garden tidy up and chuck in some vegies/herb etc in the backyard (if you think that interests your target buyer)
    - roof as you've planned
    -Think about who will buy your house (what age? do they have kids? would they like to see a vegie garden? chooks? or are they entertainers instead and you could wheel in a Weber?) and style the house accordingly, moving out almost all of your own furniture. (we sold our flat styled to who we thought would buy it- single woman in her early-mid 30s who liked vintage/retro chic- and we had 5 offers all from women in their thirties!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    Agree with de-cluttering, even in cupboards. A large linen cupboard which is bursting at the seams will make people think "is this big enough for all of our stuff?" But if there is a bit of free space they'll think "wow plenty of space for our stuff!" That's what a real estate agent told us when we were selling ours.

    Something I noticed when we were looking to buy was attention to detail. So kids finger prints on the walls in the hallway and dirty / poorly cleaned windows made me question how the home was maintained usually.

    Don't spend much on your carpet, and get a light colour to make it look bigger but not too light because it will seem impractical.
    Great ideas! Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jk565 View Post
    I would:
    -Style the house as having three bedrooms (so beds in each room)
    -Garden tidy up and chuck in some vegies/herb etc in the backyard (if you think that interests your target buyer)
    - roof as you've planned
    -Think about who will buy your house (what age? do they have kids? would they like to see a vegie garden? chooks? or are they entertainers instead and you could wheel in a Weber?) and style the house accordingly, moving out almost all of your own furniture. (we sold our flat styled to who we thought would buy it- single woman in her early-mid 30s who liked vintage/retro chic- and we had 5 offers all from women in their thirties!)
    Good luck
    Great thanks!

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    Thanks everyone! This has been really helpful! Lots of ideas I hadn't considered

    3 bedrooms it is

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    Good luck.. A new roof at materials only is a great option.

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    We just sold and I highly recommend hiring someone to stage. I can recommend an amazing lady in Melbourne if you're here.

    But this market is crazy. There is virtually no stock, and the crap available is going high. Our budget is expanding with every month that passes... I really wish we never sold.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    The house is 90% renovated we just needs to finish off a few things. It hasn't been done on the cheap, it's been a considered renovation honouring the era of the home. We have gutted it and reconfigured the entire living lay out.

    The roof is iron and needs replacing which we were doing anyway. We were doing it all but now doing it sooner than we thought.
    Is it your house that has the amazing exposed brick around the stove? I love a California bungalow. *sigh*

    If you are in a family neighborhood I would present with a kids room and a study but if it it more of a DINKs neighborhood I would go for 2 bed + study.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Is it your house that has the amazing exposed brick around the stove? I love a California bungalow. *sigh*

    If you are in a family neighborhood I would present with a kids room and a study but if it it more of a DINKs neighborhood I would go for 2 bed + study.
    You have a good memory SPG! Good tip as well, we'll go with 2 double bedrooms and a kids room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    You have a good memory SPG! Good tip as well, we'll go with 2 double bedrooms and a kids room.
    I have a brick obsession. I live in near to inner Brisbane and everything is either old timber homes (which is lovely) or newer brick and not so much of the older brick bungalow.


 

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