It’s not uncommon for sellers on these TV shows to fork out $20,000, $40,000 or even $80,000 with the giddy hope of getting top dollar.
Unless you’re a skilled renovator or dealing with a particularly severe property challenge, the average home owner can invest a lot less (and a little elbow grease) to get a neat sale price.
Here are some delightfully simple and achievable tips from Property Update that will help your home be sale-ready in no time.
- Get painting. It’s an affordable way to spruce up your home if you do it yourself. Not great at DIY? Google how to ‘cut in’ (that means get a straight line around your skirting boards and architraves) and choose light colours which give a sense of space but are also a little more forgiving on rough edges. A word of caution though: a really dodgy paint job is a buyer turn off, so practice first.
- If you’ve been living under a rock, Google ‘Marie Kondo’ and get cleaning. You’ll ‘spark joy’ in your life and your bank balance if you show off a clutter-free, spacious and clean home.
- Green up the garden. Don’t spend up big on structural landscaping or furniture. Just tidy up the lawn, weed and mulch the gardens and paint the fence. Google ‘Air Tasker’ to cheaply outsource the job if you don’t have time or mojo.
- Update your kitchen or bathroom. What the? That’s not simply, you say. Well we’re not talking a full reno. Repaint cabinets and update door handles and get that mould off your tiles with a good cleaning product or even re-grouting which is not as hard as it sounds… Google it.