Enhancing home value

| May 27, 2009

Regular maintenance will enhance your home’s value and sales appeal.

The family home is the biggest investment that most people will ever make. Maintaining your property is important to ensure that it retains its value. Here are five simple suggestions that will help keep it looking attractive and, ultimately, appealing to prospective buyers.

Install water-saving devices. Agents report that buyers are increasingly choosing properties that feature water-saving devices, such as rainwater tanks, greywater systems and water-efficient showerheads, for economical and environmental benefits.

 

Install energy-saving devices. Buyers understand the link between energy use, greenhouse gases and the size of their power bills. For today’s buyers, energy-saving devices are now a factor that can help make a property stand out.

 

Plant a garden that will be attractive all year; it’s like a facelift for your property. Planting low-maintenance natives that require little watering is one way to ensure perennial appeal.

 

Install insulation. Energy and water-saving devices aren’t the only way to reduce domestic utility bills. Insulation can reduce the cost of heating and cooling your home.

 

Implement a program of cyclical maintenance. Homeowners frequently neglect to perform ongoing basic maintenance on their property and, consequently, waste a lot of time performing onerous maintenance tasks just before the home goes on the market.
Keep an eye on exterior timber work, guttering, window frames, fencing and garden features, in particular. A program of cyclical maintenance will simplify the process of placing your property on the market.

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