It might seem like quick property transformations are only reserved for trashy TV shows. The truth is that spending a few days worth of elbow grease on your home can dramatically increase its value.
Whether you intend to sell now or a few years down the track, here’s some simple ways you can add value to your property:
1. Clean up outside
First impressions are everything. As soon as a potential buyer drives into your street, it can take as little as 30 seconds for them to rule out buying your property. Your front yard doesn’t need to look like the cover of a trendy gardening magazine. Clean, tidy and simple is all that’s needed. Prune back large plants, water the grass and weed the garden. Get rid of any rubbish or debris like dead leaves.
2. Add extra storage
Most people don’t realise how easy it is to add storage. And potential buyers just love it. Think about installing some simple white shelves in your living areas or kitchen. An extra wardrobe, storage shed or walk-in pantry will do wonders to the perceived value of your home.
Peeling or faded paint haunting your interior? Consider a refresh. A coat of white paint on the ceilings and a neutral colour in the bedrooms can make your home feel new again. To add some character, consider adding a feature wall to your living area or master bedroom.
While this can be an expensive option, asking a professional to stage your home with hired furniture can be the difference between a ‘wow!’ offer and a ‘meh’ offer come auction day. Staging means moving out your furniture and hiring furniture specifically chosen to sell your house. It will make your house feel more open and lighter to potential buyers.
To talk about the value of your home and when the right time to sell is, contact us at Smartline Rockingham