How to Increase the Value of Your Property

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you may be wondering about the different things you can do to increase your property’s value.

Of course, Real Estate is a very competitive market, so making a few changes and updates to your home can easily help you to stand out from the rest of the market and achieve a better financial return. Let’s look at the steps you can take to help drive up the value of your home.

Consider your Street Appeal

First impressions really do matter when it comes to adding value to your home.

That’s why you want to ensure people are attracted to your home at first glance by creating great street appeal.

This can be achieved with some good landscaping, the addition of a front fence, or even lighting up your garden or front porch to provide ambience at night. You should also ensure the home is painted in a fresh neutral colour, and it never hurts to organise a house wash or pressure clean of all exterior surfaces to make sure your house is the shiniest one on the street.

Update your Interior Paint

Update your interior paint.

The number one way to make your home appear fresh, light and contemporary to appeal to the masses is to paint the interior in a white or neutral palette.

A fresh lick of paint really does go a long way. Not only does it make the home feel new, but white walls also help to provide a blank canvas for buyers looking to add their personal touch through furniture and décor.  This isn’t just restricted to walls either. Cabinetry and tiles can also be painted over if they’re looking a little worse for wear.

Revamp your Flooring

Similar to a fresh coat of paint, new flooring can really help to elevate your home from drab to fab.

The addition of floating floorboards in a neutral tone will instantly give the home a modern, open and functional feel. They’re also easy to maintain and will appeal to a wide range of buyers.

If you have existing timber floors that are old and damaged, we recommend giving them a good sand and polish. It’s amazing how much this simple project can breathe new life into tired old floorboards. If you have carpets, you can refresh them with a really good steam clean. Alternatively, you can replace your outdated, stained carpets with a new carpet in a modern colour palette.

Remember that Kitchens (and Bathrooms) are King

One of the top priorities for all buyers is the functionality of the kitchen and bathrooms. That’s why you need to make these rooms a focus area when looking to add value to your home.

If a renovation is not in the budget, consider respraying your cabinetry and tiles, and replacing outdated kitchen benchtops and bathroom vanities with new ones. These don’t need to be custom-made – you can source some great on-trend designs from your local hardware or bathroom store. At the end of the day, whether you increase storage, update old appliances, or install new tapware and a heated towel rail, targeting these areas in a cost-effective way will definitely help to increase your property’s value.

Replace your Fixtures

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These are simple changes that can be quite cost-effective!

Look at updating your cabinetry handles with a more modern and sleek style. There’s such a wide range available and they can be easily sourced from your local hardware store. Another simple swap is to replace the tapware in your kitchen and bathrooms. Over time, these can become dirty and outdated. Swapping them out with shiny new tapware will help make your home appear well-maintained and highly functional.

Improve your Lighting

Replacing your light fittings can drastically improve the look and feel of your home. Likewise, updating that old and dated chandelier with a sleek, modern fitting will instantly give the room a more contemporary appearance.

You can also replace any old light switches and GPOs, particularly if you are repainting. There’s nothing worse than grubby old switches standing out on your fresh new walls!

For selling, we recommend changing out your light globes to cool light, as this helps to make your home appear bright and modern. Your agents will turn on all the lights at an open home, so you want to ensure that the lighting is consistent throughout. Of course, if you are looking to sell your property, the team at Upstate are ready to help you.

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Our Upstate Concierge team can help you to achieve great returns when selling your property

At Upstate, our real estate specialists can make your property goals come true. That’s because we’re a big agency, with the heart and determination of a boutique one.

If you are thinking of selling and want to increase the value of your property before it goes on the market, speak to Upstate’s personalised concierge service team today.

We’ll show you the possibilities that earn excellent results. Contact Angie from our Concierge Team today.

The Upstate Team

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