5 Secrets to Renovating Ugly Houses
Ugly House Secret No: 1
You make money when you buy. One of the biggest mistakes ordinary folk make is not doing their homework BEFORE purchasing and embarking on a renovation. To understand how much money you can afford to spend on your home, you need to know how much your home is worth. Educate yourself before you renovate.
Ugly House Secret No: 2
Whether you are trying to gain equity on your home or your planning on selling, on of the most important steps is to de-clutter and do a massive clean-up around your property. I recommend to all of my students to put what they don’t need into storage. Even if your trying to ‘win over’ your valuer-er, its worth putting your junk into storage to present your home in pristine condition. Clutter is a major turnoff to potential buyers. In fact it’s a known fact that most potential buyers are often turned off a home that’s filled with stuff ranging from all of grandmas old relics to years of magazine collecting, buried in the corner of the lounge room. ‘Clear out the old, and make way for the new’. Ps. (This tip alone, can add thousand’s onto your home)
Ugly House Secret No 3:
Spending some well-earned $$ on your front yard has been known to bring upwards of $20,000 just by making some simple and low cost improvements to your front yard. Clean down all paths and driveways with a gurney. Use paving paint to create a fresh and new look without the $$. A good garden layout with a well maintained lawn will give potential buyers the best ‘first impression’ and it’s a known fact that people pay more for a job that’s well done.
Ugly House Secret No: 4
Clean it! – It seems obvious, doesn’t it? And yet cleaning properly is often overlooked. Imagine you are shopping for a new laundry tub – as you run your hand over the shiny silver tub, you imagine it in your new home…. Right?
Now imagine a slimy, dirty tub that doesn’t look like it’s been cleaned in a very long time… Right. Your whole home inside and out, needs to be spotless. Shower recesses are another overlooked area. Engage a professional cleaner, if time is your enemy. The only people who buy homes like this are Renovators! (For a bargain, that is!)
Ugly House Secret No: 5
Create and Stage your property to sell. Put together the final design of your newly cosmetically renovated home by completing the home with furnishings that reflect the marketplace. This is the emotional part, and you need to get this right to make massive profits.
Put your creative skills to the test and create your best designer finish. Your home’s value will be greatly increased if you take the time to furnish and decorate this properly.
learn more renovation secrets from Cathy herself at the renovation college.
About Cathy Morrissey
I’m Cathy Morrissey and, I’ve always had a strong penchant for turning something old into something new. I love creating, researching and coming up with ways to renovate homes and businesses.
Mix psychology, targeting, marketing to the property market, this changed my view on renovating and business. (makes me sound boring!) I’ve worked on dozens of houses, read hundreds of books, studied the market, (then promptly forgot that!) and found out some cats like going to the beach!
I’m an Aquarian, which I may, (or may not) seem at times to you to be a bit wacky but if you can get past my unconventional approach to renovating houses and businesses, you’ll see why its the ‘unconventional’ approach, that create amazing profits.
I teach you how to get into the head of your buyer/client, how to know them better than they know themselves, what they like, what they can afford and best of all why they will pay you more money than you ever imagined.
My approach is ‘disruptive’ (think Steve Jobs, Oprah, Richard Branson) unconventional and I teach online. So if its a regular 2 hour property seminar your after… (I’m probably not your girl)
I started The Renovation College to begin a new era (and make money online) and… To create entrepreneurs that make money and take them away from the 9–5.
I now teach women and men how to create renovation businesses that make big bucks and, if bringing your knowledge online by creating a profitable course that you can launch over and over again is your thing, let me know. Find out more here I now teach women and men how to create renovation businesses that make big bucks and, if bringing your knowledge online by creating a profitable course that you can launch over and over again is your thing, let me know. Find out more at http://therenovationcollege.com.au/5rorcourse/ .