Sometimes, it's the little things that count. Little cosmetic additions or changes don’t always help you realise a better sales price, BUT they can make for a faster sale. Obviously large jobs like renovations to an old kitchen or adding more bedrooms, will always increase the selling price, but not everyone has either the budget or the desire to undertake large projects. Little changes can do wonders to the appeal of any home.
The first thing to do is make sure your property is presentable at its best. If you take an unbiased, emotionally detached view and walk around your home like a potential buyer would, you’ll see things that need to be improved. Make a list of all the jobs you need to do, and then attack them ONE AT A TIME. Don’t start another job until the last one is finished. There’s nothing more off-putting to a potential buyer than a property full of half finished jobs. All they think is that they are buying on-going work. And who wants that?
If you’re looking for Sunshine Coast Real Estate, you want to be at the beach, not painting a wall!
Also talk to your agent about your list. Experienced agents (like us) have a sense for what the market wants, what sells. Good agents (like us) will even have a solid opinion on paint colours! Believe me, right now, NO ONE wants to buy a house with mission brown walls. That was the 1970s, not 2022. Your agent may also offer advice on other jobs you may have missed. Take their advice, like I say, they know the market and what buyers are searching for. We gladly offer free advice to our clients, and it usually pays off with a faster sale. We’ve been successfully selling Peregian Springs and Peregian Beach real estate for years. Remember at Steele Realty, you can always expect a great deal more. Look out for How can I add value to my home - to get a better price? PART TWO. next week.