6 Ways To Add Value To Your Property On A Budget
If you’re looking to sell your Williams Landing property, you’re going to want to do two things. Find yourself the best real estate agent and try to add as much value to your home as possible. In most cases, this might mean initiating a full refurbishment or even some renovations. But those can be costly and timely. Luckily for you though, if you’re not looking to break the bank, there are several other ways that you can add value to your property.
1. Transform the front yard
The exterior of your property is the first thing that people will see during an inspection – so you’re definitely going to want to start here. With a bit of work, you can completely transform your front yard. There are always different types of plants in varying sizes that you can purchase from places like Bunnings that will go great in your garden.
You can even opt for something a bit more unique and DIY some hanging pot plants. If you have a nature strip, make sure it’s trimmed and in tip-top condition. Every minute detail makes a difference in these situations.
2. Clean the house
This may seem like an obvious one, but we can’t stress enough how important it is to meticulously clean your entire house. De-cluttering and dusting works wonders on the visual aesthetic of the house which will make it more attractive to potential buyers and ultimately improve its value. Check out our recent spring-cleaning guide on how to thoroughly tackle this as we know it can be a little overwhelming not knowing where to start.
3. Remove any sentimental items
If you’ve been living in the property that you’re looking to sell, then it’s probably best that you remove any sentimental items or photos. The reason for this is that you want the potential buyer to be able to see themselves in the home. Having family photos that aren’t their family can tamper with that vision.
Even removing little collector items that you may have on display can make a difference. When selling a property, you want the emotional vibe to be as neutral as possible so that everyone coming through can envision themselves living in it. This may not add clear monetary value to the property, but it may increase the chances of someone bidding higher in an auction if they feel a real connection to it.
4. Paint the house
A fresh coat of paint is another way to improve your property’s value. With the exterior, you can paint the entire property or just choose to do the front – contrasting it with the rest of the property. Think of it as a feature wall but on the outside.
If you have the time and the walls really need it, direct your painting fever to the property’s interior. Cream and white are always safe bets when painting interior walls. If you don’t have the time or expertise to paint – then try to clean your walls as well as you can.
5. Replace fixtures
If you have lights or power points that seem a bit worse for wear, then get them replaced. The contrast between the older and fresher ones will be instantaneous to you and the shiny and new profiles will stick out to the potential buyers in a positive way. Even small cosmetic upgrades such as replacing taps, and handles around the house can make all the difference and really give the property a fresh look.
6. The bathroom
It’s no secret that the bathroom is one of the primary focuses of a potential buyer when they’re considering a property – so you’ll want to make sure that yours is as presentable and stylish as possible, whilst still maintaining functionality. Replace the taps and showerheads with more modern and sleek fittings.
Maybe the bathroom could use an extra towel rack or a little personal hygiene station. There are little things you can do around the room to spruce it up and make it more attractive to potential buyers.
Are you looking for a real estate agent in Williams Landing?
If you’re looking to sell your home in Williams Landing, then get in touch with Red 23’s real estate agents. Our friendly and dedicated real estate agents are experienced and will work with you to ensure that your property fetches the best possible price.
If you would like to get in touch with one of our Williams Landing real estate agents, then please give us a call on 03 8372 2122. Alternatively, you may also fill out the contact form on our website.