3 ways to add value to your home before selling

There are many quick and easy ways to add value to your home – from giving your digs a lick of paint to replacing tired tap ware. The amount you spend and effort you put in can be reflective of the budget and time you have. You might like to try one or more of these three simple ways to add value to your home.

1. Paint the interior of your home

Painting the interior of your home is a cheap and easy way to update the look of your home and has the potential to add value from a buyer’s perspective. If you have the time and patience this is something you can easily do yourself to help keep costs down. Go for neutral colours such as shades of white to give your home a clean feel and allow buyers to imagine their own style in the home. 

2. Give your bathroom a facelift

Bathroom looking a little tired? By updating fixtures such as taps and shower heads you can give the impression the bathroom isn’t as old as it might be. Here are some more quick and easy bathroom updates you can knock over in a couple of weekends.

  • Re-grout tiles
  • Paint walls
  • Retile or simply replace any broken or cracked tiles
  • Replace toilet
  • Replace hand basin
  • Re-seal around basin, toilet, shower and anywhere else with fresh sealer

3. Tidy up the garden

Does your garden look like a jungle? Or perhaps it’s looking a little bare? Add value to your home by giving your garden a tidy up. Simple tasks such as mowing the lawn, weeding and trimming hedges can give your home a clean, easy to care for look.

If your garden is looking at little try planting some easy to maintain plants. By planting a simple row of plants along a fence line, some buyers will see value in the work that’s already been done in getting a hedge going. The aim is to give your home a neat, classic look that’s easy to look after.

If you’re thinking about selling your home, download our checklist to help prepare your property for sale, including more tips to help you get ready to sell. 

* Based on a $150,000 loan over 25 years. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.