Looking to sell your property? If you are, you’re also going to be looking to get the highest price possible for it. You’ll likely have read dozens of articles online with tips on how you can increase the value of your home, but sadly, these tips also come with a large price tag.
Don’t worry, though – if you’re looking to increase the value of your property on a budget, it can be done. Read on to discover several key tips to boosting that sale price, without breaking the bank.
Replace Your Flooring
Cost – up to $1,000 per room
Most people think this is an expensive undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. If you can find a high-quality lino, this can completely transform a room without carrying a hefty price tag. Advancements in lino flooring now allow for high-quality digital photography to be imprinted, meaning you can get a realistic wooden floor for less.
You should expect to pay around $30 per square metre for basic vinyl flooring, $40 per square metre for high-quality and anywhere between $55-90 for vinyl plank flooring.
Instead of this, consider whether your carpet could benefit from a professional steam clean, as opposed to needing a full replacement.
Exterior Pressure Cleaning
Cost – $70-150 a day
This might require a bit of labour on your end, but the results make it worth it. Contact a local hire company and get a pressure cleaner to strip grime and dirt from your exterior walls, potted plants, windows – anywhere it’s visible. It’ll take a day to do, but you’ll be able to see a huge difference.
If you do this before considering any external repainting, you’ll be able to save thousands of dollars, because your walls will look brand-new.
Replacing Door Handles and Doors
Cost – $6 and $50 each
Although this largely depends on your choice of door handle and door, this is an inexpensive quick fix that’ll give your home an instant boost. You might also want to think about replacing or refurnishing any cabinet doors in your kitchen.
Adding Light to your Property
Cost – $60-130 per pack of blinds
It’s no secret that buyers love light. It adds life to your property and helps them get a good look and feel for the property they might call their home. Stripping down old curtains and installing blinds on your windows can be a great way to maximise the amount of natural light you get in.
As a rule of thumb, windows on the side and rear of your property don’t need full blinds or curtains – it’s only the front where these will be needed. So, replace curtains or old, dated blinds with new venetian or roller blinds. Additionally, ensure your light fittings and windows are clean to increase the amount of light that passes through them.