Part 1 of our 6 part series on easy ways to add instant value to your home in one weekend
For sellers getting ready to put their property on the market, the extra time spent at home due to COVID-19 is ensuring that home improvements and repairs become their sole focus. This will become even more apparent over the upcoming weeks where sellers will be working on jobs that present their property in the best light.
In the next 6 part series OBrien Real Estate will show you which home improvements you should focus on in order to avoid over-capitalising, especially in the current market. Provided your property has good bones, you can forego major renovations and stick to these options alone. These simple updates don’t just deliver a high rate of return, they can also typically be achieved over a few days.
Step 1: Get an estimate of what your home is worth right now by contacting your OBrien Real Estate Agent
- Refresh your walls with a coat of paint
Paint is a great way to add value to any kind of property and is also one of the easiest and fastest ways to do so. The good news is that this is one home improvement that’s friendly on the hip pocket. If you have a bit of spare time and a bucket load of patience, you can easily paint your home yourself. And yes, Bunnings & Mitre10 are open, so you can head on down to get your supplies.
A lick of fresh paint in a modern and widely appealing colour palette can net you a return of tens of thousands of dollars. Just make sure you get the colours right. If you pick loud, overly unique and garish colours, you could decrease your home’s value and turn buyers off. For a small price, most popular paint brands and their stores will offer a colour consultation service. For the unsure, this is a wise investment.
If you’d rather hire a professional, you can still do that too. Painters are still working, and you can expect to pay a rate between $10 – $40 per square metre, including the ceiling. On average, interior painters charge between $18 and $20 per square metre in Australia. Prices will vary depending on where you live, and it’s also good to keep in mind that extra finishes, feature walls or the finicky painting of detailed art deco features could cost you more.
Our 6 Part Series Index: –
- Part 1 – Paint Your Walls
- Part 2 – Update Your Kitchen
- Part 3 – Increase Your space
- Part 4 – Renew Outdoor Areas
- Part 5 – High-pressure Clean Old Surfaces
- Part 6 – Invest In Gardening
Thinking of Selling? In this climate, the agent you chose is more important than ever.
If you’re looking to sell your home, our agents will be able to advise you on what areas of your home you should focus on before listing your property for sale.