Are you thinking of selling your home? A well presented home can be the difference between a good price and a great price, but no one wants to spend money on big changes.
Luckily, there are some great ways to add value to your home without breaking the bank. The real estate specialist should know all of them.
Fresh coat of paint
A good, inexpensive thing to do is to fix and paint fences. The only thing that really elevates the house is painting the wooden fence a beautiful neutral color, such as the Monument, which is now big.
Monument and also Baltica are really nice dark colors. The advantage of dark colors is that they blend in and make the garden space appear larger. It makes a beautiful photo frame for a beautiful garden and the green looks amazing compared to darker colors.
You can also buy some concrete paint for this area in front of your bare house or driveway – it’s very cost effective and costs little for paint and brushes. It only takes one day. It’s something that really lifts the entire front of the house.
Add a little green
Another thing we recommend is taking the time to protect yourself, especially if you have neighbors who are close. This is a great opportunity to start buying hedges like lilly pillies. They are fast growing evergreen natives with shiny leaves that bush nicely.
At the front of the house, it is worth investing in nice flowerpots and put some lovely green plants there.
First impressions are really important. Therefore, at the entrance to the house, get beautiful paving stones, arrange the front of the house and place a few garden beds.
Another thing people sell a home is vegetable patches. It’s a great way to spend this time making a vegetable slice and adding fresh herbs. It smells nice with wonderful fresh rosemary, thyme and mint. Really use this time to fall in love with your home and make it a beautiful and pleasant place to live.
Refreshing the device
We currently have customers who use this time to update their kitchen. Because they have time for it. They do it themselves and have purchased a Hampton style flat kitchen to match the look of the bungalow.
Another thing is taking the time to make the bathroom. Simple things like making a nice makeover where you go and picking out new floor tiles to update your bathroom, and some beautiful wall tiles so you can keep your tub there.
You can do this with a little bit of paint, nice tiles, new lights, a new vanity and faucets, and a new shower screen.
Repainting, sanding or re-oiling decks is a great thing. All those little jobs that were on your back are a great time to get them done.
Another thing is to create lovely outdoor entertainment venues that add value. People love outdoor kitchens, and it’s fantastic to have a beautiful place for outdoor entertainment. And in winter they are great because people want to enjoy the winter sun by sitting outside and grilling.
People, when deciding to renovate, have to decide if they will be home for the next twenty to thirty years. If that is the case and they are doing a beautiful renovation for their own enjoyment, during that time the effort they put into that renovation will be good and will really be refunded to them because the home will continue to be valued.
I see a lot of serious mistakes when people don’t do research before they renovate a property and make overpriced expecting that they can buy and renovate and then sell in twelve months to two years and make a big return on their investment.
Before starting a major renovation, I think it is enough to get good advice from a trusted agent to ask “what would you recommend and if I do, what would my return on investment be if I sell in twelve months?” Because, unfortunately, many people make mistakes by over-spending their capital and spending much more than the average selling price in the suburbs.