If you’re thinking about renovating to sell, you should always consult with your local real estate agent first. The reason why you want to invite them over is not only for a current market appraisal, but to also pick their brain about the work you’re going to do and what you should do. There really is no one better to guide you when you’re thinking renovate to specifically to sell.
By speaking with your agent beforehand, you can get a better understanding of how buyers may react to your works and what work you should conduct to attract the best demographic of buyers that will pay the most money. An agent will also help you minimise the objection with your potential buyers by bringing to your attention problematic areas throughout your property.
So, not only will you get a current appraisal, but depending on the trend and demographic of buyers looking to buy in your area, you will save money, build with purpose and get the best return on your investment. You may even find that not doing any works may be of more benefit if the in thing is buying properties to renovate, sometimes the value on these properties out weigh the expenditure and gain on renovations.
The following advice is of a general nature and intended as an opinion and broad guide. For all legal, financial or real estate advice you should obtain independent professional advice to do with the specific nature of your circumstances before making any legal, financial or real estate decisions.