If you’re looking to sell at a time where experts are projecting a drop in market value, (something 2020 has seen plenty of) you might be feeling a little concerned. That’s fair enough! Deciding to put your property up for sale is a big move and you want to know you’ll be getting a reasonable figure at the end of the day.
Now, while there’s little we can do about the state of the economy, there are steps you can take to increase the value of your home. Many of these are simple and hassle-free, meaning you can boost your sale price with little cost on your end.
Sound good? Well, let’s take a closer look, shall we?
1. Slap a coat of paint on it:
Sounds minimal, but a fresh paint coat can freshen a space more than you might assume. If you’re doing this with the intention of selling, we’d suggest opting for neutral tones that open up the rooms you’re painting over. This will make the property more palatable to a wider group of potential buyers.
2. Give the kitchen a face-lift:
You can go as far as you’d like, here. But start with something like replacing the splashback, installing new handles on your drawers and cupboards or refreshing the taps in the room. These finer details can elevate the overall look of your space.
There’s also the option to modernise the tiling in the kitchen if you’d like to take the revamp a little further.
3. Let the light in:
Natural light is a big selling point for a lot of people. Maximise on that wherever possible. That might be as easy as installing new blinds or curtains that will keep your rooms feeling bright and open. It also might include installing a skylight, or additional lighting options (like lamps or downlights) throughout your home.
Adjustments like these will increase your property value considerably.
4. Update your flooring:
How dated is the flooring in your home? Could it do with a clean or polish? Or does it need to be replaced altogether? These are some important questions to consider when assessing the value of your property.
If the space is carpeted it might be worth updating to sleek wooden flooring that will boost the home’s aesthetic instantly.
5. Build a granny flat:
One of the most popular value-adding building projects at the moment is the construction of a granny flat. These high-value additions mean families have additional space for visitors or renters on their property.
If you’re seeking to push the market value of your home right up, a granny flat is a sure-fire way to do just that. And before you ask, yes – we’re experts in building these bad boys.
If you’re interested in learning more about increasing the value of your property, installing granny flats or renovations in general, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the ATN Constructions team. Give us a call on 0418 867 997 or contact us here.