Have you heard anyone say you make all the money when you buy homes? You can forget about it because you already own one (or more) of them. The only thing you should be focused on is maximising your profits when it’s time to sell your home.
Unsurprisingly, some people find it harder than others. Experience certainly helps a lot, which is why those with multiple homes are crushing it. Let’s discuss a few tricks you can use to improve your home when it comes to sell it.
Check your home for damage
Australia isn’t just known for its dangerous animals. The weather can get pretty dangerous at times too, which usually depends on where you live. You have monsoons, extreme heatwaves, and tremendous winds.
If I was going to sell my house, I’d rummage around looking for any signs of weather damage first. It will knock a huge amount of money off your home, plus lots of buyers will walk away in an instant.
Don’t buy anything too soon
Even if something looks worn you don’t necessarily need to replace it straight away. It could eat into your profits when you finally sell. For example, lots of sellers feel the need to replace their kitchen cabinets.
We’ve talked about the fact Australia has extreme heat (and moisture), so they’re going to look even worse. Instead of replacing everything you could repaint the cabinet doors and they would look brand new again.
Learn to manipulate mirrors
Walk into a home and you might not notice the mirrors hanging on the wall. Technically, it’s only your conscious mind that won’t see them. You can use mirrors pretty easily to manipulate the subconscious mind.
When people enter a room they’ll automatically assume it’s bigger, which will increase the price of your home. Learn how to do a similar thing with lighting and potential buyers will be really impressed.
Keep your garden pretty basic
You’ll impress a lot of people if you have a nice garden. The price of your home will increase a bit more if you grow vegetables. Buyers will save money when they don’t need to visit the supermarket.
You have to be extremely careful when it comes to overcomplicating things. Your garden could look like it belongs in a tropical jungle, but do you think buyers will want to spend hours every week looking after it?
Take your best plants indoors
If you do want to get creative with plants you should take your best ones indoors. When buyers are walking around they’ll feel at ease. It’s a beautiful sight to see in a country with such hot weather.
There are other benefits that will help you sell your home. For instance, if you keep plants indoors it will improve the air quality. It’s a good way of saying none of your rooms will smell disgusting.
Invest in professional help
Some lucky professionals get to design homes for a living. Do you know how much it will cost you to hire an interior designer? It’s impossible to say because it will depend on a number of different factors.
But, you can almost guarantee it will save you money in the long run. They’ll be able to give you superb (and cheap) tricks to brighten up your home. You’ll make the money back ten times over when you move out.
You don’t want to waste your money
Follow these simple tips and you could be in for a windfall. Even though that is a slight exaggeration you’ll make an extra few thousand bucks. If you ignore the advice it’s like throwing cash away on absolutely nothing.
Worked in the technology field for 12 years as an employee of a digital innovation technology company in Melbourne. Now, I’m a small business owner developing business apps.