Adding Thousands To Your Home Through Presentation
By Craig Lowe
There are many things you can do to add value to your house that don’t require a huge amount of money and major renovations. The presentation of your home reflects on the level of care and maintenance you have provided it over the years and no one wants to live in a house that hasn’t been looked after. You wouldn’t sell your car without having it professionally groomed or at least washing and vacuuming it would you? The same reasoning applies to your home as well.
The best thing to do is to try and look at your home from the perspective of a buyer, and see what needs to be fixed up. Here are some great tips that will definitely add value to your home:
- Ensure your home is getting the most sunlight possible by pruning or removing trees or plants. If you can maximize a view that is blocked by trees, this could potentially unlock thousands of dollars in your selling price. You may be able to strike a deal with your neighbors if the trees are on their property.
- Mow the lawns, weed the garden, sweep the paths and ensure that all shrubs and bushes are trimmed and neat. If you can afford to buy some nice pot plants, you can place them along paths and on decks and patios to add to the appeal.
- Clear all visible and unnecessary rubbish, toys and general junk from your home, both inside and outside. Use the sale as an excuse for a spring clean. Don’t be afraid to get rid of things, it will create a feeling of space.
- Always remember the saying “less is more”. This is especially true with furniture. Go for a minimal look and maximize your floor area.
- Fix up any obvious maintenance issues such as loose towel rails, etc. Go round the house and make a list of everything that needs doing.
- You should water-blast the paths, gates and fences. Also wash the exterior of your house down, it’s amazing what a difference this can make, but don’t use the water blaster if your paintwork is old and flaky.
- The street appeal of your home is crucial to first impressions. People hate damp houses so get rid of any mould that may be present, and use a dehumidifier regularly if you need to, but remember to put the dehumidifier out of sight during the sale.
As part of my service all my clients are consulted by an expert in home presentation free of charge. They will work with you to make sure the home is looking its best for the sale, potentially adding tens of thousands to the selling price. Please call me anytime for obligation free advice.