It’s always a major decision when it comes to making the final move to get your property ready to sell. Once you’ve made the decision it can take weeks, sometimes months before you’re ready to list the property. It’s also perfectly understandable that you will want to spend as little money as possible in order to make the most gain from the sale. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t work like that when it comes to property. Most buyers, unless they are just looking to flip a property, will be searching for a long term home, somewhere to raise their children, retire or, as a long term investment.
What they are most likely, not looking for is a place that is going to involve lots of inconvenience to their family life or any extra cost of renovations. The “look” of your property is going to be what draws them in and what’s going to make your property stand out from other properties they see advertised elsewhere.
Finding the right Builder
At Market Ready we have a team of expert Master Builders and handymen who have proven their skills, time and time again. Our client testimonials are full with many recommendations and praise for our tradesmen, whose work we hold in very high esteem. Our team of Planners and Designers also have all the knowledge necessary to ensure that building work is compliant, leaving no space for nasty time delaying surprises. We also don’t believe in skimping on quality either, you can rest assured that the product and materials used will be of the highest standard in order to transform your property.
In today’s competitive housing market, it is thoroughly recommended to make adjustments whether it’s a major or minor renovation/building work. By doing this you will aim to give your property as much added value as possible. It is a perfect case of “a little can go a long way” especially if you don’t want to be spending the next few months having to leave the house every weekend to allow for “showing” schedules. Do the work needed now and reap the rewards later.
How to assess if you need to make some structural changes.
Once you’ve done an assessment of your property step back and think about what the key features of any property that appeals to you most. Next then this to your own property and ask yourself some questions. Do you look for a modern kitchen, and/or bathroom? Have you got a suitable outdoors area with a nice deck or would you really like a man shed, or home office? If you’re thinking this then you can pretty much believe that your buyer is too.
Let’s take for example an older style property with two adjoining living areas that could be converted into a more open-plan contemporary living area. This could be an advantage or major selling point if you invested some money in order to create a more spacious and functional space.
If you’re not sure what building improvements have the most impact or preference the following changes have been the most popular choices with our clients :
- Kitchens and Bathrooms
- Deck and Fence repairs (renovations and new)
- Door and Window replacement
- Weatherboard/Lathe manufacture and installation
- Kitchen cupboard doors and drawers, manufactured and colour matched.
- Custom Wine Cellars and/or Libraries
- Use of small spaces to convert into recreational or office space
Something as simple as installing bi-fold doors can create a wonderful indoor/outdoor flow and an area under a staircase could be re-designed to offer a compact but functional office area.
Once you’ve made these changes, you’ll probably find yourself looking at your property in a completely different light, which is exactly what you want your buyers to do.
Don’t waste time looking for a builder.
Market Ready’s expert building and renovations services mean you don’t have to spend your time searching for builders and getting quotes. You also won’t need to worry about the quality nor struggle to communicate your vision. Market Ready has the experience, the best team of builders and tradespeople to complete an outstanding job on budget and on time.
Our top tip : Book your consultation early
Our ultimate top tip is to make sure you book your consultation early in order that we can secure the best builder for your property modifications. This will, in turn, make the whole selling process, less stressful for you with the best possible financial outcome.
We’ve been doing this kind of work for over 20 years, so if you need some help deciding where to make the changes, we are more than happy to offer a free consultation to brainstorm some solutions.