These little details could affect the value of your home more than you’d think

6 Feb 2017

When selling your home, the smallest things could affect its value. From the cars parked in the driveway, to the cafes nearest to you – just about anything could affect a prospective buyer's opinion of your home.

To bring attention to those little details that could cost (or make) you thousands, we've whipped up a few examples of features that could affect the value of your home more than you might expect. 

Air conditioning

Summer's in full swing in Melbourne and 30-degree days  are fairly common. Despite that, you wouldn't expect whether your home's air conditioning to affect its value. After all, it's something that buyers can quickly install when they move in. 

Installing an air conditioner could increase your home's sale price. Installing an air conditioner could increase your home's sale price.

However, a Finder survey of over 1,000 Australians revealed that air conditioners may just be the most important home feature that buyers look for. Around 65 per cent of respondents said that an air conditioner was a desirable feature when buying a home.

The little things

An impressive 47 per cent of home buyers can tell if a property impressed them as soon as they walk in the door, according to a separate Finder survey from April 7. Seemingly inconsequential features of your home can combine to create a deal-breaking first impression.  The same survey found that things like damp smells, a dirty bathroom, peeling paint or even signs of a pet can put off the majority of buyers.

This reveals the importance of getting your home ready for sale by spending time on maintenance and cleaning to make sure your home's looking it's absolute best. That first impression could be the difference between a massive profit on your sale or no offers at all. 

Covered car parking

An impressive 47 per cent of home buyers can tell if a property impressed them as soon as they walk in the door.

We could go on for paragraphs about parking in Melbourne. Home buyers obviously feel the same, as the majority stated that the presence of a carport or garage was one of the most important features to look for when buying a house. 

There are countless more factors  that buyers look for. If you're selling your Melbourne property make sure you get in touch with a local real estate agent for help making sure your home's looking it's absolute best. The right advice could mean adding thousands to your sale price. 


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