Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Renovating Your Home for Sale

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Renovating Your Home for Sale

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Byline: REIQ

YOU'VE decided to sell and you know your home needs some sprucing up, or that you need to refresh a few things, but when you look around you really don't know how to prioritise the jobs or what will get the most bang for renovation buck.

Here are tips that will help you maximise the profits and minimise the work and money spent:

1. Safety first, good working order second: Make sure there are no loose stairs, hinges, doors, windows, tiles, eaves, bricks or pavers. Everything needs to be in excellent working condition and this can be tricky. Consider getting your own building inspection done.

2. Kitchen and then bathroom: The kitchen and the bathroom are the areas where buyers pay closest attention. If your kitchen is more than 10 years old, consider spending $10,000 on a new one in order to add another $30,000 - $40,000 to the sale price. However, if it is less than a decade old, consider updating the benchtops with new laminate, and new cupboard doors. …

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