Whether you’re looking to improve your investment property to appeal to renters and maximise your rental return, or you’re looking to sell your property and it’s in need of some extra care, there are a few key aspects you can focus on to ensure the maximum possible return for you.
Improving the exterior and interior of your house is a simple, yet effective, way to improve your property. A quick paint job, or a full scale renovation can help. We’ve put together some top tips to help you understand what you should focus on when looking to spruce up your home or investment property.
It’s All About Curb Appeal
First impressions really do count in the rental market, and if this is your first investment property then you’re looking to get as many prospective renters through the doors as possible. As well as having an easy to maintain garden, a good quality paint job on the outside of your house can do wonders. Give the exterior a good clean, and invest in a professional paint job for the restoration of your roof, fences and walls.
Investing in a paint job for all aspects of your property’s exterior will also help protect it from the harsh Australian climate and give your house that much sought-after curb appeal.
A Quick Update with a Lick of Paint
So, you’ve updated the exterior of your house making sure the important curb appeal factor is there, but now it’s time to turn your attention to the inside of your property. As we said before, a good first impression is crucial when it comes to your investment property. A quick paint job in a neutral colour gives your property a fresh look, and can easily help future tenants visualise their future home. Keeping your paint job to neutral tones is important, because bright colours can alienate a fair few people if it’s not to their taste. If you want to use bright colours, do it in small areas or features around the house. New paint jobs are especially useful in well-worn areas like kitchens and bathrooms.
Little Extras to Consider
- Do your research. Choose paints that can stand up against the unique climate of your state.
- Think before you DIY. You might think that DIY saves you money in the long run, but you want to get people into your investment property ASAP. Investing in professional painters and renovators will get the job done quickly and to a high quality.
- Think about which areas need the most attention first and what can help attract tenants and start on those jobs first.
At Thomas Fisher Painters, we’re passionate about painting, and helping people around the Gold Coast make the most of their investment properties. For professional advice and quality service, contact the team on 0433 833 713.