Should I Renovate My Home for Sale?

This would be the most common question asked by home owners that have a property around 15+ years old.  "Should I Renovate my home for Sale?  

The definition of RENOVATE is to "restore, make good, repair, refurbish, rejuvenate, make new etc".

Spruce Ups which is a different way of saying cost effective "makeover", "renovation", "rejuvenation" etc.  We often think that renovations will cost in the order of $100,000+.  When infact they can be simple Spruce Ups or mini-renovations for around $20,000-50,000. 

What you need to know to Effectively Style your Home for Sale

As a home owner we have our "rose coloured" glasses on and are styling our home to suit our taste rather than the potential buyer of your home.  This is a common mistake by sellers who don't realise that staging a home for sale is more than "fluffing a cushion". As an expert I take you through a number of key fundamentals I work through with my clients so they know how to get the best presentation for maximum sale value.

Is Renovation Reality TV Reality?

There are so many Renovation Reality TV Programs on free and paid TV. But are they reality for the average renovator.  We get caught up with the emotions around the beautiful furniture and accessories, the new kitchenand bathrooms.  We forget that they have high budgets and are squeezing a lot of work into a very short period of time.  They are also structural renovations rather than simple cosmetic renovations.

 

What paint colour should I use in my home for Sale?

One of the most common changes sellers can make to their home is painting.  

It is like an instant face lift for the home and well worth the investment!  BUT the next question is "What colour should I use?" 

One of the most common mistakes that sellers make when prepaing their home for sale is the incorrect use of colour and paint.  This can be a big disaster if you don't get it right.  Too many sellers simply think of re-applying the same colour that they have had on their walls for 20 years, rather than taking the opportunity to update the look and feel.

Presentation vs Price - Why can't I sell my Home?

If wonder why some homes sell fast and others take forever to sell?  

Generally it is because the presentation or the price is not meeting what the market thinks.  So who determines the price of your home??????? Buyers, not real estate agents, not you and not your friends and family.  However, your real estate agent is their to provide a guide range, which is your appraisal.  So when you get your appraisal we all what to be at the higher end of that range and that is where Sprucing Up your home for Sale can make a huge difference.

Should I renovate my home before Sale?

It's a buyer market right now, but it once was a balanced market and a boom market.  But the same question can be asked no matter what market you are trading in, when it comes to property.

Should I renovate?

If so, how much and what should I do would most likely be the next big questions.  But many home buyers forgot one thing to ask themselves.......

Is this my "forever" home 

OR

Is it a "temporary" home?