Ren­o­vat­ing to sell

Matamata Chronicle - - Building -

If you are ren­o­vat­ing to sell, it is likely that you’ll want to give the house an in­ex­pen­sive makeover to freshen it up and make it more at­trac­tive to buy­ers. For ex­am­ple, re­paint­ing, repa­per­ing, or chang­ing dated or dam­aged fix­tures, such as a cracked basin in the bath­room.

You need to con­sider the tastes of po­ten­tial buy­ers, which re­ally means keep­ing every­thing fairly neu­tral to ap­peal to a wider range of peo­ple. Not ev­ery­one warms to bright fea­ture walls or pink bath­tubs.

Ren­o­va­tions that will in­crease the ap­peal of your home may in­clude paint­ing the kitchen and bath­room or putting in some deck­ing to give an in­door-out­door flow and an in­creased sense of space or some land­scap­ing.

Don’t spend money that you won’t get back in the sale price.

Ask a real es­tate agent for ideas to in­crease the house’s ap­peal and how much you should spend with­out over­cap­i­tal­is­ing.

Take care to ren­o­vate to the ex­ist­ing style of the house and neigh­bour­hood. Peo­ple search in par­tic­u­lar

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