A few small things can make a huge difference when it comes to the value of your home. Even though you’re not planning on being there much longer, investing in a few home improvements can seriously pay off once you’ve sold your home.
These tips come from experienced retailers that know what sells—and what doesn’t. Doing just a few of these could help you sell your home faster and for more money.
- Perform Basic Maintenance
If you’re like most people, a careful look around your home will yield a long list of little things that need fixing, whether it’s something as simple as a broken light switch cover or as complex as a cracked bathtub.
These little things that you don’t normally think about will be big red flags for potential buyers. So, take the time to make that list of things that need to be fixed, and start tackling them one at a time. Do as much as you can yourself, then hire the appropriate professional to take care of the rest.
- Create Open Spaces
Today, homebuyers are looking for open floor plans. If your home doesn’t have one, consider taking a few steps to opening it up more. You’d be amazed at how a small improvement like this can boost your home’s value.
One way you can quickly open up an area is to take out a wall between the kitchen and dining or living room area. If needed, replace the space with an island. Then, you’re not losing cupboard space but still can easily move from one room to another.
- Fix Up the Front Door
According to real estate agents, most people make up their mind about buying a home within the first seven seconds of entering. Something that can help them decide to buy is seeing an elegant entryway before they even reach the door.
This could mean repainting or replacing your front door, or maybe even adding an awning over it to making it look incredibly inviting. Don’t forget about the landscaping. If you’ve got your plants under control, you’ll be much more likely to sell your home for more money.
- Paint the Interiors
The best way to allow buyers to easily imagine what they could do with the space if they made it their own is to paint the interior walls. This is especially important if you have outdated wall coverings or paint that’s starting to chip.
Go with a light neutral colour throughout your home. This will help brighten up your home and make the spaces bigger. It also helps potential buyers see how easily they can cover it with their own paint to match their personal preferences.
- Get A/C Installed
Air conditioning is a huge draw for homeowners in Australia. That’s why when you have air conditioning installed, it instantly adds value to your home. You may even end up doubling your money when the price of the house goes up by twice what you’re paying for installation.
If you already have an A/C unit or system in place, then add it to your list of maintenance projects to be done around the house so it will look brand new for the interested buyers. Just being able to tell them you recently had the system checked will give them peace of mind and encourage them to buy.
Looking to install a new air con unit into your home before you sell? Contact Apex Airconditioning today for more information!