Top tips for boosting property value

Painting your interior is a sure way of boosting property value

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Selling your property can be a long and stressful process. The number one objective for most people is to achieve a decent amount of profit. Luckily, there are a number of ways in which you can easily increase the selling price of your home. Below are seven simple tips for boosting property value…

1. Paint

Giving all of your interior and exterior walls a lick of paint can make your property look fresh, clean and well presented without having to spend huge amounts of money. When choosing a paint colour to make your property more visually appealing, ensure you choose neutral tones that will be appreciated by the masses.

2. Greenery

Adding plants, shrubs and flowers to your garden will give your property ‘curb appeal’ whilst making your property look inviting. Plants are also a cost effective way of making any outdoor space feel well-maintained and greenery can also provide much needed shade or a sense of privacy. When choosing which plants to add to your property, opt for something native that is well suited to the climate and doesn’t require too much care and attention.

3. Deep Clean

When it comes to selling houses, first impressions really do count and having a sparkling home inside and out is so important. There is no denying that a clean and hygienic home feels inviting and is more likely to sell. This means giving your house a regular deep clean making sure not to miss any of those nook and crannies. This is especially important if you own household pets or live with smokers.

4. Flooring

Worn carpets, rugs or flooring can really put buyers off. Knowing that they may have to spend money replacing flooring shortly after moving in could stop a potential buyer from making that all important offer. Ideally, you would want to replace any areas of flooring or carpet that may be worn or damaged, but sometimes this is impossible due to a limited budget. If this is the case, opt for a professional clean to improve the overall appearance. If flooring or carpet is particularly worn or stained, then strategic placement of rugs could hide a multitude of sins.

5. Get organised

There is nothing worse than a room that is untidy and full of clutter. Not only does clutter look messy, but it can make a room look considerably smaller. Tackle one room at a time and make sure to thoroughly organise your belongings. When everything has a place, it gives the illusion of a larger, more open space. Larger rooms are more desirable and thus, give your home more value.

6. Regular Maintenance and Repairs

If there are a number a small maintenance issues throughout your property, this will give the impression that the house has been neglected and therefore will seem less desirable. Even if you are not planning on putting your house on the market in the near future, keeping up to date with home repairs and maintenance can make the whole process easier when you decide to do so. When potential buyers see that the house has been well looked after and they will not be required to spend money on minor repairs or maintenance in the near future, this could mean they are willing to put in a higher offer.

7. Invest in professional help

Hiring professional help is a simple and easy way of getting a non-biased opinion on how your property could be improved. There are many property styling services in Melbourne that use the knowledge of trained experts to make sure the interior and exterior of your home look flawless to any potential buyers. Having a trained eye look at your property is one of the best ways of identifying small improvements that could make a huge difference when it comes to selling your home.

By following one or two of these easy to follow tips, you could ensure you achieve the asking price for your property, if not more! When putting your house on the market, even the smallest reno job can make a huge difference to the overall look and feel of the property and thus increase it’s value!