10 Cheapest Improvements You Can Make Before Selling Your Home

When you put your home on the market, you want to get the absolute best price for it. There are various affordable improvements you can make to your home so that when potential buyers come to view it, it will sell for the price you want or perhaps even higher! Here are 10 ways you can improve your home before making your sale:

Create Space

Create an illusion of more space in your home. The bigger your home looks, the more likely you are to get a higher price for it. You can do this by making some adjustments, which don’t even have to cost a thing, such as getting rid of clutter, moving around furniture and getting rid of or storing large pieces that make your home seem smaller.

Make your Lawn Beautiful

Whether your yard is big or small, make sure that is in great condition before potential buyers come to view your home. Mow your lawn, prune and trim bushes and make sure there are no eyesores in your yard.

Fixed Leaking Taps

Inspect your home for any small issues that you may have normally not noticed. Things like rusty window frames and leaky faucets can be fixed easily and affordably.

Paint your House

Polish up the exterior of your home, as this will be the first impression made on potential buyers. Give it a new coat of paint, fix any wall cracks and make sure it is aesthetically pleasing.

Clean Bathroom

Spruce up your bathrooms. People are very particular about the state of bathrooms when looking at a potential new home, so make sure it is spotless, and get rid of any grime on tiles and mildew in showers.

Modern Look Renovation

Update your home for a more modern look. If you have an older home, replace old school wallpaper, flooring and any other out dated features.

Interior Painting

Give your walls a fresh coat of paint, and go for neutral tones so that buyers can visualise their own furniture in your home.

Cleaning Service

Hire a once off cleaning service to get your home in tip-top condition and keep it that way until your home is sold.

Hire Agent

Have an inspector come to your home to see if everything is up to scratch and to give any advice on any vital improvements needed.

Last Minute Touches

Add some pleasant decorative touches to your home to make it more attractive. This doesn’t have to cost much-invest in some pretty throws and scatter cushions, linen and curtains, and get ideas online for free.

With a few little touch-ups throughout your home it will appear fresh and appealing to your prospective purchasers, take the time to do these few steps and you could make thousands more than you were hoping on sale day.


 

Jason PennaAbout Author

Jason Penna

Jason is director at Australia's leading property investment book website Propertybooks.com.au. He has worked as a financial adviser for over 10 years in institutions such as Suncorp Metway, Medfin and National Australia Bank. Jason has a passion for property and online investment and has a number of real estate property investments and online investments. He holds a Diploma of Financial Advising from the Securities Institute of Australia.

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