It can be easy to forget about the outside of your house when you’re renovating your home for sale, however it’s the first impression that a potential buyer will have of your property. And for that reason, it’s essential that your home has strong curb appeal.
“Most buyers won’t even consider buying a home if they don’t like the outside,” explains Your Property Profits founder, Kim Persson. “So, really, making sure your home has curb appeal is the first step to selling for more.”
Kim points that the key to updating the outside of your home is to think like a buyer. One way to do this is to drive or walk past your property a few times – what do you notice? What looks out of place? What could look better?
The idea is to create a home that potential buyers can imagine themselves living in. So it should come as no surprise that the first and most obvious thing to do for better curb appeal is tidy up!
Once you start cleaning up and throwing away old pot plants, clutter and any rubbish around your home, you’ll see what a difference it makes to how your property looks.
A quick clean with a hose will make driveways, dirty doors, and outdoor furniture look cleaner and don’t forget to use a broom to get down any cobwebs, dirt and dust from the corners of verandahs and balconies.
In the garden, the obvious actions are to re-weed garden beds and mow the lawn. Then sweeping up any loose leaves and cutting back any overgrown plants will make a huge difference. But it’s also a good idea to refill birdbaths, place mulch down in between plants and clean out any ponds. Try to make the garden look low maintenance and neat.
The challenging part of renovating your home for sale is knowing where to spend your money, and where to save it. It’s incredibly easy to overspend in areas and rooms that potential buyers won’t even notice.
To make sure you only spend on elements that will make you more money in the long term, it’s best to use a professional renovating for sale business, like Your Property Profits. That way you’ll earn more money that you expect from the sale. In the right hands, renovating your home to maximise your profits doesn’t have to be overwhelming.
Not sure where to start or what to do next? Call Kim from Your Property Profits on 0411 648 908 for a free consultation, or visit the website, yourpropertyprofits.com.au.