When listing a property most people aim to sell their house in the shortest amount of time for the most amount of money, but how exactly do you do that, especially given the current environment? Well, according to Your Property Profits co-founder Kim Persson, all it takes is a little attention to detail. Here is where to start:
UPDATE THE LIVING SPACES
The two of most important selling points for buyers are the kitchen and bathrooms. If your house has old fittings and fixtures, dated cupboard doors and worn tiles, it might be useful to modernise where you can. It’ll make a big difference to the value of the property. In the living areas, try to create separate spaces for dining, relaxing and TV viewing, if possible. This can be done with the use of updated furniture and flooring, and clever placements. The key is to get more value from the space so buyers feel that the house has more living areas than expected.
A FRESH COAT OF PAINT
Painting is always the renovator’s best weapon. A new lick of paint gives a room a fresh look, or brings a dated decorating scheme back into fashion. If in doubt about colour, go for white and neutral shades. You may be surprised what can be painted – floors can be updated with a lick of paint, as can tables and built-in cupboards. Don’t be restricted to walls and ceilings!
MODERN LIGHT FITTINGS
Lights make a huge difference to how a place looks and feels. Light fixtures are also a simple and cheap way to update a space really quickly. Aim for simple lines and keep to a budget. Many lights come in a range of sizes, so installing lights from the one style series – large fittings in the living areas, smaller ones in the hall, soft wall lights in bedrooms – can unify your home and create a coordinated look. Floor and table lamps can be less expensive options than ceiling lights and you can move them around the room to suit your space as well.
STYLE FOR SELLING
A little quality styling goes a long way. Layering textures and fabrics in your lounge and bedroom will provide a feeling of warmth and comfort, so buyers will feel at home straight away. You can do this by adding cushions, throws and cushions to couches, chairs and cosy corners.
Rugs and floor coverings are a great way to help define spaces and add colour, especially on tiles or wooden floors. A cosy rug in an interior space creates an inviting look. Opt for a flat weave, thick wool pile or faux hide/ furs for a touch of opulent style, if that works in your space. Adding patterns to interior spaces will provide a more modern look and feel if you have tired furnishings in a room.
CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS
If you don’t have the time, know-how or patience for a renovation before selling your home, it might be best to speak to Your Property Profits. They are able to manage the whole renovation, including advising on what is worth renovating in your home and what isn’t. They will also help style your home, organise photos to be shot and deal with the real-estate. The best part is that they can finance the renovation until your home sells (conditions apply). So there is no reason to not renovate and sell for more!
If you would like a worry-free renovation that only focusses on the areas of your home that can add value, Your Property Profits can help. We make renovating accessible to everyone by covering all the upfront costs of the renovation so you can sell your property faster and for a higher price. Interested? Ring Your Property Profits now on 1800 225597 for a free consultation.