Increase the Value of your Property

If you are looking to sell your home, or just want to increase the value, you will find the following tips helpful.


Improving the overall aesthetics of your home requires careful thought and consideration, as well as a clear plan of action, regardless of whether you are looking to place your property up for sale, or you simply wish to increase value of your property.

“Adding value or undertaking home improvements to any property are definitely steps in the right direction if you are looking to sell your property in the future. Successfully implementing steps to increase value to your property makes a significant impact on how your property is received by would-be buyers,” says Mike Greeff of Greeff Christie’s International Real Estate.

Home improvements are a proven method of increasing property value and are not in any way a waste of your hard-earned money. They are an important part of ensuring your property fetches a higher resale value once you are ready to put it on the market, or to stay up to date with property maintenance and overall aesthetics.


Here's are some practical tips on how to add value to your home:

Exterior Improvements

First impressions do count and the exterior of a property could either make a positive or negative first impression, depending on the condition and overall appearance of your property. It is so easy to maintain - or add - value to your property by taking small steps to ensure the appearance of your property is in tip top shape. Take a closer look at your landscaping, whether there needs to be trimming, cutting, planting or repairs to be done.

Inspect the exterior of your home. Even something as basic as a fresh coat of paint will make a considerable difference to the appearance of the property and definitely increases curb appeal.

Interior Improvements

Gone are the days when homes had to be painted in bland, monotone colours. Now you have the freedom to choose a colour for home interiors that is on trend and allow your home to stand out from the rest. Neutral colours are great for interior walls and you don't have to settle for all-white.

Pay careful attention to the condition of windows and doors is vital. Repair any glazing that is damaged or doesn’t seal properly, especially with winter just around the corner. Nobody wants to buy a house with windows that are not in top condition.

Cosmetic Touches

On closer inspection of your home interior you may realise that there are additions you feel are immediately necessary in order to improve the value of your home. Kitchens and bathrooms are primary areas of focus and these would be a good place to start.

Cosmetic touches also includes taking care of grime and mould and general overall cleaning. Additional changes to consider include looking at the replacement of doors, handles, cleaning down or painting walls, replacing broken or damaged hinges on cupboards and details on cabinetry - these are considered as minor cosmetic improvements that will influence the value of your property. Should you choose to sell at a later stage, cosmetic changes could work in your favour in terms of price.

Safety and Security

Improving the security of your home is a consideration when doing any home improvements. The importance of security is becoming increasingly highlighted throughout communities and neighbourhoods alike. It is possible to improve the value on your property by installing electrified fencing, automated gates and a quality alarm system to your property - if you do not already have one.



It is so easy to sit back and forget about regular maintenance and upkeep of a home, and yet this should be done on a regular basis. Don't leave repairs and improvements too late, as this may result in more costly work needing to be done, or your property being last on the list for potential buyers. 

Article via Dawood Kader and Assoc



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