C&G’s Guide to Renovating for Sale

Is it time to sell your home? Naturally, you want the best possible price for your most important asset. Whether they are largescale renovations or simple fixer-uppers, upgrades can go a long way towards attracting the right buyer and maximising your home’s value. This C&G blog lists some handy tips when renovating your home for sale.

Research the market.

Before you make any decisions, know which market you are appealing to and consequently which upgrades are worth the effort. Engage a local agent who understands your neighbourhood’s demographics and sales history – they’ll inform you on which features are on-trend and will impress buyers.

Plan your renovation.

With this valuable information under your belt you can determine which rooms need a refresher, and which upgrade to invest in. Is your bathroom or kitchen looking a little outdated? These rooms often receive the most attention at open inspections so you want to ensure they are functioning well with modern appliances and amenities.

Decorate with purpose.

It can feel odd to decorate for a buyer you’ve never met, but there are some guaranteed ways to impress them! Pick a neutral colour palette – this will help your buyer envision their life in your space. If possible, embrace your home’s architectural style and showcase every charming feature it has to offer. Do you have a trendy beachside abode that takes in plenty of natural light? Consider paler floorboards that will make the space feel lighter and highlight the new bench top you installed!

Don’t forget the outside.

Your interiors will take up a lot of your time and efforts, but your home’s exteriors are just as important! It’s easy to forget about curb appeal, but this is what your buyers will see as they pull up onto your street. Since this impression will set the tone for the rest of the inspection, it won’t hurt to spruce up the front porch with a fresh coat of paint and gardening makeover.

Need more advice on maximising your home’s value? The expert team at Chisholm and Gamon have been marketing and selling homes in Bayside Melbourne for years. From professional styling to curating tailored campaigns, we’ll ensure you’re set up for success! Contact us today.


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