WAYS TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

When selling a house, there are five key areas that add the most value according to QV. So if you want to optimise the value of your sale price, these are where you start. 

It may mean that you just do some styling or staging because when done well, it has proven to add a potential 10-15% to an expected sale price. How? More people are drawn to your real estate photos, more people will view the property, more people are likely to make an offer = multiple offers.

This is the optimal position to be in for getting a prime sale price. Instead of common downward negotiations, buyer competition leverages upward negotation by your real estate agent, if you have chosen an agent who is strong negotiator that is. 


vetted real estate agent will help you add value then negotiate a prime sale price.


5 AREAS THAT ADD MOST VALUE

According to QV, the five things that make up the value of your home are:

  • Land
  • Integrity of building structure
  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Landscaping

Before getting a property valuation, look for ways to optimise the presentation of these areas first. If you prefer to get a real estate appraisal for establishing a price estimate, a good real estate agent will advise what areas to prioritise and how far to go with spending money, if any. 


Find out more about property appraisals and what to be aware of first.


HOME STAGING CAN ADD 10-15% TO A SALE PRICE

Whether you hire furniture for an empty home or home style using your existing furnishings, this is always worth doing.

Home staging sets your house apart from competing homes for sale, in your area, in your price range. It can elevate buyer interest and put your house at the top of their short lists.

Staging your home for buyers (rather than for you as the seller) in a way that appeals to the broadest buyer demographics, helps create the dream for buyers (in their price range)

We have also created information to help home sellers understand what home styling achieves.

 

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT

A home does not have to be perfect - just make the best of what you have, regardless of your price range or even if your home is a bit tired looking.

You might find this article about home staging your house to sell helpful and it provides some practical before and after images of home staging using existing furnishings.

 

10 WAYS TO AVOID UNNECESSARY EXPENSES

There is only going to be so much value you can add to a sale price, so we can also help you end up with more equity by avoiding unncessary and unbudgeted expenses. 

Selling your house can often incur expenses that are completely avoidable.

We can advise you how to prevent these with better insight about each stage of the real estate process. All of these impact on your bottom line at the end.


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