You’ve decided you’re packing up and moving; now what? The kitchen is original, the bathroom has calcification around the shower screen and there’s that light switch the zaps you every time you flick the switch.
So what exactly should you spend your hard earned dollar on, that is going to be beneficial to the sale and ultimately yield a higher return on your investment? There are many different variables to consider when preparing your property for sale.
Danger Zone: That light switch that gives you your morning boot is the first item on the checklist; and a must do. Potential buyers don’t want to be walking into a deathtrap when looking at prospective homes. Therefore get in your local tradesman and have them attend to any serious issues that are going to ward away the buyer that may have paid top dollar for your home.
Wear & Tear: The calcification around the shower screen is a quick fix with some vinegar and a bit of elbow grease it should come up sparkling new again. Carpets and paint are the two main wear & tear items on any seller’s list. These really come down to opinion and you should consult your local agent. Brad Bell Real Estate has you covered with two of our go-to local tradies being cost effective with a high level of workmanship.
Old but Gold: Now, what do to with the original 70’s laminate bench top and the gorgeous vinyl in the kitchen. Action here is determined by local market conditions, whichis why it’s important to choose a local real estate agent who not only has experience with selling homes in general, but in your specific suburb. Once you have established if you’re selling in a Buyer or Seller’s market you can decide whether or not to invest in a modern kitchen.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
Don’t waste unnecessary amounts of time, energy, and money, call your local agent and be navigated with confidence into the right decisions; this will help you ultimatelymaximise your return on investment.