Improving the Value of Your Property Before Selling

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If you are thinking about selling your place of residence any time soon then you should start worrying about its appearance today. You would be surprised how much the small investment and a little bit of effort can contribute to the overall value of your house.

With advice from your local real estate agent, you can easily make your house as close to turnkey standards as possible. A turnkey standard home is a house where a purchaser can move right in, without the need for any repairs. Today, many buyers do not want to spend any more money and effort into a house after having gone through a long process of acquiring it.

The list below contains four simple ways that you can approach the turnkey status and improve the value of your property before you put it out on the market.

  1. External Wall Painting

The exterior of your home is usually the first thing the potential buyer sees, so you have to make sure that your house looks its best outside and inside. Homes that look rundown, old or simply mistreated just will not make the cut anymore. A fresh coat of paint will make your house look more appealing, modern and fresh. However, you have to be careful when choosing a color, because distasteful colors such as lime green can make your house stand out for all of the wrong reasons. It is a good idea to consult a designer before you get started; also, there are virtual painting programs online that can give a preview of your coloring choice.

  1. Kitchen Upgrades

The kitchen is the place where people spend much of their time, especially with their families during breakfast, lunch and dinner. This one room can be a showpiece of your house, and it can help you sell it for a good price. Purchasers want a functional workspace that includes good cupboards, taps and bench-tops. It is a common mistake among the sellers to overdo the kitchen upgrades. Some buyers can be turned off by fancy upgrades, because they will automatically assume that the property is more expensive.

  1. Bathroom Repairs

A good bathroom space has to be both functionally and aesthetically appealing. Pay attention to details, small repairs like replacing the tile grout and painting the walls can do miracles. As with kitchen upgrades, you should not go crazy renovating the bathroom space with all new showers, toilets and cabinetry, because it may not be necessary to add value to your house.

  1. Roof and Foundations

Although this may not be apparent to your buyers at first glance as these other factors are, a poor inspection report could potentially break your sale at the last moment. Therefore, you have to have a professional come in to examine your home ahead of time, so you can fix any structural flaws.pic (2)

Getting started

In fact, the best thing that you can do is look for an estimation before you start and a professional agent can tell you how much work is needed for your house to reach a certain value and if it’s worth your time and funds. Experts from Think Conveyancing will evaluate your place of residence and let you know how much is your house worth at this moment, and how much will it be worth after all the work is done.

For now, you should focus on tasks that do not require much financial investment and energy. You should also consult a handy-man before tackling the unnecessary tasks. By the end, you will be confident that you have done everything in your power to increase your home’s value and attract potential buyers.

 

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