Are you left with an empty nest?

There comes a time for some homeowner that your home is just right! But there also comes a time in your life where it no longer suits your needs!

Date:

28-Jun-2018

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Jane Mortimer

Are you left with an empty nest?

There comes a time for some homeowner that your home is just right! But there also comes a time in your life where it no longer suits your needs!

Rooms once filled with Kids, a home office space or play area, now lie empty and the task of cleaning/upkeep of these rooms of the once busy family home could well become pointless.
The choice to sell might become a reality; downsizing could just be easy enough. But you might find you’re stuck as to what needs to be done to the house before it goes on the market. The instinct of many down-sizers is to do home renovations, but don’t forget less is more.

Some key renovation flops you don't want to be guilty of are;

Make realistic and informed decisions
You would have spent years living in the home with a busy family, and made a wish list of all the things you always wanted to do but never got to. Stay focused - you’re renovating to sell! Renovations you do will need to add value to the home and service the needs of the current market, not your needs. So, create the list then you could find it extremely helpful to book an appraisal with Ranges First National and get an idea of what your home might be worth. Our agent might suggest some things you might need to put on the list and some others might get taken off. To book an appraisal now click the following link - https://www.rangesfn.com.au/appraisal

Renovate for today’s buyers, not for yourself
It is so easy to make choices based on your own tastes and habits, but this is not always best. Avoid the trends and keep things neutral, practical and simple! Try to do smaller jobs like picking new neutral colour schemes, polished those floorboards, add in more bench space and if you can add in loads and loads of storage in every room possible, no one even said ‘I have too much storage space’!!

Lock in a realistic budget
Once you’ve spoken to our agents, you will have a better idea of what home renovations you should tackle. Next, work out how much you can afford for the projects you want to do. Don’t run your budget to strict though, as sometimes you might find somethings cost more than you had budgeted for. Also, don’t try to cut corners; it will more often than not result in you having to pay someone later to fix the cheap workmanship. If you need some advice on local trades, look at the people we trust page on our website - https://www.rangesfn.com.au/local-trade