Get your house in order, people
I see a lot of properties in my job and a lot of things that could so easily be fixed or improved to add value to a home.
So here goes, a list of my personal pet hates in real estate.
A rear outdoor area or veranda fully enclosed, or fully screened, risks being dark, gloomy and, well, like the inside.
If you need an outdoor room space, ensure those screens are retractable. If your outdoor area looks like an inside room, it is pointless. Here I am targeting older homes again.
If the facade of your property is void of its original character windows, typically timber casements, and instead shows-off generic aluminium sliding windows, you need to put it right. It may be expensive, but the cost will be outweighed by an almost certain value gain from the more elegant street appeal. view, tap into it. It’s an easy way to add value and if you’re about to build, please think aspect. Please embrace small, but insist on creative, good design. It’s simple: all states should have the same property laws now. There’s no genuine justification to have it any other way, other than we love excessive bureaucracy and wasting taxpayers’ money. but New South Wales banning the terms “offer over” and Queensland deciding that any property listed for auction cannot carry a price and banning agents from discussing a price, are examples of madness.
The world’s top real estate markets look at that and have a real giggle. Such policies offer no genuine help to sellers or buyers.
Unfortunately I could continue, but I can already see in my mind the emails flooding in so best I cease at this point.