01 July 2020

Making your home stand out in the crowd doesn’t need to break the bank. You don’t have to go to extreme measures to create a big impact. Subtle updates can go a long way to increase your property’s appeal and give you the competitive edge. Below are a few inexpensive updates that will help you sell your home: 

Curb-appeal can sell your home
First impressions count – so make sure your home leaves the right mark. An impression of your home is not solely formed by what’s inside; it starts outside the property walls. Curb-appeal is vital and contributes to the success of attracting buyers to your home. Simple improvements such as exterior painting, cutting the grass and planting some flowers can improve the look of a home from the outside with minimal strain on your pockets. Special attention should also be given to the driveway, ensuring that it is weeded and in good repair.

Declutter your home
The first step would be as simple as decluttering and organising your home. A well-organised home creates the impression of a bigger and more functional space, which would be a big plus for any buyer. Pay special attention to your closets to ensure they are not overpacked and messy as this will make it seem like there’s minimal cupboard space in your home. To achieve this, keep seasonal clothes in your closet and store the rest in boxes. 

Create a checklist of inexpensive updates
Start by looking at each room and make a checklist of items that need to be repaired or replaced. Keep your eye out for outdated styles, bold patterns, or colours, dated fixtures, and unfinished projects. When looking at these features consider what elements showcase the home in its best possible light and what doesn’t. Once the checklist has been established, you’ll see which elements will help you sell, and which elements will work against you.

Update your home with modern elements
The style of a home is determined by the owner. When selling your home, you have to try to satisfy any buyer that walks through your home. Try incorporating modern elements into your home while aiming for a sweet blend of traditional elegance and contemporary cool. The idea is to tick the ‘just right’ box – not too cold or formal and not too fussy. 

Upgrade the kitchen and bathrooms
The kitchen and bathroom are the most frequently used areas in your home, making it a focal point for potential buyers. Make sure these areas are fresh and looking great. Things such as stained shower stalls and toilets, broken or missing grout, leaky taps or dated cabinet hardware are easily replaced without hurting your wallet. If a replacement is not an option, have shower stalls or bathtubs professionally resprayed for a fresh look.

Update your walls with a fresh coat
A fresh coat of paint is a great way to revitalise the home with a reasonably minimal investment, especially if you DIY it. Paint can drastically transform a space, however, make sure that when you select a colour palette, it’s in neutral and muted tones as these are the most universally pleasing.

Final advice
By making these small updates, you’re giving yourself the best possible chance of setting your home apart and achieving your asking price. These inexpensive updates will have a big impact on the overall appeal of your property in the eyes of buyers. You can also consult with a real estate professional who can guide you towards which upgrades are big selling points among buyers in your area. 

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