External wall repair and painting
The first thing that a potential purchaser will consider is the exterior design of your home. So it’s worth ensuring that your home looks its best outside and in. Properties that look ramshackle, old, or ugly just won’t make the cut. There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to make your home appear new, modern, and more attractive, but you may want to avoid overly bold shades such as lime green. It’s a great idea to talk with your real estate agent or a designer before you start to add value to your home.
In addition to painting the walls, you should also check the exterior for clear signs of damage. Walls made of weatherboard may have panels that need to be replaced. Brick homes may require to have small gaps filled in with fresh mortar. Rendered walls can do with fresh concrete to fill in gaps. These small ameliorations will make a property appear new without the need for considerable renovation and can add value to your home.
Improve doors and windows
Apart from appearing stylish, new doors or windows make your home more energy-efficient and can result in more affordable household running expenses and a more environmentally-conscious property, which many purchasers are attracted to.
Landscaping and yard lighting
Buyers love a beautifully decorated yard and it doesn’t take too much money to do this if you have the space for it. A household’s yard is regarded as a good indicator of the effort given to the property. Withered plants, messy gardens, or tedious yards can be a fast turn-off. Investing in new soil, rocks, shrubs, ground cover, trees, and mulch can help change your yard; making it look fresh and interesting.
An attractive yard will help sell the property because it invites buyers to imagine themselves spending time outside during the pleasant seasons of the year. This can be carried out on your own if you have a green thumb, or you could enlist the services of a professional landscaper. Be sure to concentrate on yard lighting as well, because some buyers will only have the time to drive around after dark. Night lighting can make a modern, stylish appearance for your garden.
It may look strange, but the floor is one of the first things that buyers look at upon entering a house. People expect their homes’ floors to be contemporary, clean, and chic. Old, stale carpeting will certainly not do your home any favours. Although hardwood floors are continuously popular and simple to care for, a high-quality carpet can also be quite appealing and make a warm atmosphere and value to your home. Be sure to fix any defects in your flooring and be ready to replace carpets if they are old.
The kitchen is one of the most essential shared areas of any home. Buyers want a practical workspace that includes good taps, cupboards, and bench-tops.
It’s a common error for sellers to overemphasize kitchen improvements with fancy granite or marble bench-tops and all-new stainless steel appliances. Although this seems glossy and modern, some buyers will be turned off by these types of upgrades because they will automatically suppose that the house is more exorbitant as a result of them. In any case, be sure that all appliances are in working condition and that the kitchen looks neat and appealing.
Bathroom and toilet repairs
As with kitchen upgrades, it’s probable to make an irrational decagon to renovate a bathroom space with all-new showers, toilets, tubs, and cabinetry. This may not be imperative to add value to your home, provided that your bathroom is in the right working order and fresh in look.
A good bathroom space will be both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Small repairs like painting the walls and replacing tile grout can have a very remarkable effect. Clean out your exhaust fan and repair chips in the bathtub or sink to make fixtures appear new. It’s also good in some cases to replace old light fixtures with more user-friendly or energy-efficient ones.
Internal lighting fixtures
The cost of lighting fixtures can vary considerably, but if you have outmoded hanging lights with paper lampshades, it’s probably time to replace them. Lighting is really necessary when selling your home, as no buyer is going to want to live in a dark space. Downlights look great in most environments and lighting can be employed to play up other pieces of decor in the home. Energy-efficient lighting can also increase a property’s appeal.
Painting Interior walls
There are specific vogues that come and go in interior design. You may have seen that many new model homes come with coloured, ‘feature’ walls rather than blank, white ones. Buyers can interpret a white-walled home as being monotonous and lack of character, while the right colours can be exhilarating.
However, it’s imperative to take care with your paint choices, as something too bizarre may inhibit the potential buyers’ ability to see themselves in your property. If you’re using colour, be sure that all the colours go well together and match other design facets of your home. Accent walls and textured brush techniques can add visual attraction to your property, but consult with an interior designer if you are not confident.
Roof and foundations
The structure of your home may not be as visible to buyers at the first glimpse as many of these other factors, but a weak inspection report due to defects in your roof or foundations could spoil the selling process at the last moment. It’s significant to have a professional come in to examine your home ahead of time so that you can repair any structural defects. Buyers will want to be pleased that their new home is safe and built to last.
Thorough cleaning and organizing
A heavy, complete cleaning can transform any property. This part of the process will be inexpensive, but it will take some considerable time and physical attempt to do right. Focus on cleaning all the places of the property that you can see, as well as all those invisible corners that you can’t see. Get behind the stove and refrigerator and move furniture to clean what lies beneath. A clean, neat home will help you get the best possible selling price and add value to your home significantly.
Remove all your personal belongings (such as family photos) that will impede the buyer’s ability to put themselves in the house. Keep in mind buyers will be opening everything and looking everywhere, and tidiness suggests a house that is in great order.