Last edited 07 Nov 2018

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Boost the value of your home before selling

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[edit] Introduction

If you are looking to sell your home, 'staging' will be unavoidable. With staging renovations done properly, you are not only looking at boosting the value of your home, but also at more interested buyers.

[edit] Hire a professional

Even if you have previous experience selling property, an interior designer can advise you about the things you need to focus on. This investment may save money in the long-term.

A designer’s inspection of your home need not take long – maybe just a couple of hours. Keep in mind that even the tiniest of improvements that your interior designer advises, such as repainting your doors and moving the furniture, can go a long way to providing you with more opportunities for completing a sale.

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[edit] Repaint your walls

One of the key strategies is a fresh coat of paint. There is no activity that can provide as fresh a look for your home’s interior as repainting. Cost-effective and simple, this step in boosting your home’s value before selling can even be done without an expert. Keep in mind, however, that hiring a professional to perform the job can go a long way in providing your home with an optimised appearance. You will have to set aside a small part of your budget for this, but it is likely to pay off in the long run.

[edit] Freshen up your doors

Front doors play a major role in leaving a good first impression on potential buyers. The first impression is often the strongest one, and front doors are among the first things a buyer is likely to see. Other than aesthetics, quality doors also play a vital role in sound and thermal insulation, weatherproofing, security, and safety.

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When it comes to open-floor plans, even though the general goal is often for a large, open room, potential buyers may want to be able to isolate part of the floor plan, which can be done for example by sliding doors, screens and so on.

[edit] Inspection

Not every value boosting activity is related to the aesthetics of your interior. Issues such as termite infestations, deteriorating roofs and outdated electrical systems can often be fixed with small investment and will be spotted by an expert. The vast majority of potential buyers will bring along an expert of their own with them, so superficially masking faults may not be effective.

Paying attention to details, hiring an expert and making sure that your home is safe, both security- and functionality-wise are the main things to keep in mind.

--TraceyC

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