Four easy ways to increase your property value

Getting ready to sell? Get more for your home with these simple steps.

31 Jul 2019 | Home finance & property | Share:

When the time comes to sell your home, it’s important to prepare.

Making a few minor improvements can make a big impact on the number of interested buyers – and the price they’re prepared to pay.

Keep it clean

Before welcoming potential buyers into your home, make sure to give it a thorough clean, even in hidden areas.

Try to look at your property as if you were seeing it for the first time. Be mindful of things that buyers are likely to notice, such as carpet stains, dusty surfaces and smudges on walls.

Paint it white

A fresh coat of paint can transform the look of your home, but it’s best to stick to neutral colours or shades of white.

This can help attract a broad pool of potential buyers, as it allows them to see the full potential of the property.

Upgrade your fixtures

Switching dated handles on your cupboards and doors can be a low-cost way to modernise your property.

You could even consider installing extra storage space like wardrobes and cabinets, which can be a big drawcard for potential buyers.

Consider your street appeal

First impressions count, so you may want to tidy up your garden, recolour your roof, repair fences, or perhaps install a new front door.

These upgrades can range in price depending on how much work is needed.

A personal loan could help cover the initial upfront costs, which you may be able to earn back through the sale of your home.

For more information on personal loans, contact a Liberty Adviser.