When selling your home, you want to do everything in your power to maximise how much you get from it. What many people don’t realise is that there a variety of cheap changes you can make at home, to boost its selling price! The secret is to increase the perceived value of your house so that people feel compelled to spend a higher price on it. Here are some of the key ways you can achieve this:
First impressions from the exterior
First impressions matter. For any potential buyer pulling up at your home for an inspection, make sure they’re greeted with a tidy, well-manicured frontage. Mow the lawn, trim the hedges, clear all the weeds and place attractive pot plants near the front door.
Spruce up the kitchen
For many people, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Make it feel newer by installing a shiny new faucet and drawer/cupboard handles. It’s also relatively inexpensive to give the cabinets a fresh coat of paint as well.
Guarantee great lighting
A bright, well-lit home always looks more aesthetic and appealing than a dim, poorly lit one. Replace your light fixtures and use white light bulbs to add modern lighting to the rooms.
Give a fresh paint job
One of the biggest returns on investments is through painting. Particularly if you can do it yourself, a paint job with a neutral coloured theme gives your home a fresh and timeless look. If you don’t want to paint all the walls, you can just do the trims and architraves.
Staging for display
Before the open home sessions begin, make sure you decorate the place appropriately. There’s plenty of fantastic and affordable decor at places like Kmart, which can really spruce up a room. From pot plants to vases, picture frames to mirrors, clear any existing clutter from surfaces throughout your house and set these out instead.
Add value to your home before selling with these easy and proven tips. You’ll be surprised at what a difference they can make to first and lasting impressions!