If you’re selling or thinking about selling your house in the future, it’s only natural that you want to get the highest sale price possible for your property.
There are a few tried and tested ways of increasing your home sale value - from boosting your property’s ‘curb appeal’ to making some home improvement upgrades. These strategies can give your house an edge in this competitive real estate market and give you a greater return on your investment.
When selling your home, you want to appeal to potential buyers and make your property as move-in ready as possible. So, how can you do this? Here are five simple things you can do now to increase your home’s sale value and have your property standing out for all the right reasons.
Tip 1: Modernise interior
While you want the exterior of your home to look appealing, it’s the interior where we spend most of our time. For this reason, you want the interior of your house as move-in ready as possible, so that potential buyers don’t have to worry about any upgrades after moving in. There are a couple of ways to instantly modernise your home’s interior.
- Glass balustrade
A new glass balustrade provides great value for money and can bring added home value. High quality glass balustrading will add cheeriness and brightness to indoor spaces, allowing light to flow in and visually ‘opening-up’ any area.
For tired staircases, adding frameless glass balustrading will create a more contemporary look and can also serve as a focal point when used in a foyer or entrance way. It’s a simple method for transforming the interior of your home while also adding to the functionality of existing spaces.
- Minimal decor
Using minimal decor works to increase your home value in a couple of ways. Firstly, it gets rid of any clutter and creates a cleaner, more modern interior, and secondly, it helps buyers to visualise more easily how they’d like to model the home if they move in. Staging your home with simple decor such as cushions, lamps, and throws can beautify your home with minimal clutter and minimal cost.
- Clean, neutral colours
One tip to keep in mind when painting your interior walls is to avoid following trends. Trends come and go, and while a bright orange feature wall may look good now, it may hinder the potential buyer’s ability to see themselves in your property. Play it safe with neutral wall colours like silk whites, soft greys, and creams.
Tip 2: Improve pool area
If you have a swimming pool, you can significantly increase the value of your home by adding a glass pool fence.
Not only is a pool fence required in Australia for safety reasons, but it can also boost the visual appeal of your pool and pool area. Frameless glass pool fences surround your pool in luxurious pristine glass, creating an elegant area that is truly magazine-worthy. Not only this, but glass pool fences are extremely durable and require very little maintenance, which makes them a great long-term investment.
Tip 3: Curb appeal
One of the best ways to add value to your home is by boosting its ‘curb appeal’. What is curb appeal? Simply put, it refers to everything a prospective buyer can see from the street. This includes your home’s front garden, fence, mailbox, driveway, and house exterior. If you have missing fence palings or an overgrown lawn, this can deter buyers and reduce your home’s resale value.
Enhanced curb appeal can raise the asking price of your home from anywhere between 5% to 100%. Ensure that the front of your house is welcoming and tidy by doing some basic landscaping such as mowing the lawns, pruning trees and planting colourful flowers for accent colour. Fix any broken or missing fence posts, replace old mailboxes, and pressure-wash your driveway to make your house sell faster.
Tip 4: Internal lighting
Good lighting is often overlooked by homeowners, yet it’s one of the easiest ways to increase your home value. Lighting can add personality to a room or be used to accent important design features. You can add statement light fixtures to modernise a kitchen, install light dimmers to set the mood of a room and add depth, or use bespoke lightings to encourage uniqueness.
The aim is to create an inviting environment, where lighting enhances your space and makes it more liveable. So, if you still have the old light fittings that came with the house when you first moved in, replace and update them. Doing so can be the tiny adjustment you need to boost your chances of a sale.
Tip 5: Internal & external smells
People are ruled by their five senses, and bad smells can act as a strong deterrent to a potential buyer. Ensure your home smells nice both inside and outside with the use of candles, air fresheners, reed diffusers, herbs and fragrant plants. Another way you can deodorise a home is by paying attention to the carpets. If you own pets, carpets can cause house odours and stains which can be offensive to anyone inspecting your home. It’s a good idea to get your carpets professionally steam cleaned or replaced if they are badly stained or damaged. This can also help get rid of any mould and mildew. Appliances such as ovens and fridges can also get smelly, so make it a point to clean them out before inspection.
Improve your home with glass balustrading and glass pool fencing
You can increase your home sale value with attractive glass balustrades or glass pool fencing. Contact Trade Glass Depot today to talk to us about ways you can use frameless glass fencing to improve the appearance of your home.