Written by Cara Fitzgerald | 28 June 2023
Property value relies on regular maintenance, similar to how a regular service is necessary to keep your car running smoothly. By routinely maintaining your property, you ensure that its value and functionality remain intact. Property maintenance is essential to prevent small problems from becoming larger, more costly ones down the track, and failing to care for your home could mean you’re not covered under your home insurance.
Plus, if you’re planning to sell or rent in the future, a well-maintained property holds its value better and attracts more buyers or tenants.
While general wear and tear of your property is expected, keeping on top of the little things, will help protect what may be your biggest financial investment.
Boost Your Property Value
Keeping your property clean and orderly is essential for maintaining a welcoming atmosphere while protecting your investment. Make it a habit to regularly organise and clean every space on your property, including the outside. Pay special attention to high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms and use the proper cleaning supplies to ensure larger issues like mould and mildew can be avoided. Also, don’t underestimate the power of carpet and rug cleaning every so often, which can genuinely revitalise your property and give it a lively, fresh look.
Sprucing up the garden, is a smart idea if you want to add value to your home! Put your hands to work and invest some time in landscaping and planting to turn your outdoor space into a captivating oasis. Give your yard a fresh cut and trim any stray overgrown plants, and get rid of those bothersome weeds. Plant out that empty spot in your garden with Australian native plants which require little care and thrive in our climate. A fire pit can help you design a warm outdoor gathering area too so you can enjoy your outdoor living space every day of the year. Street appeal is one of the easiest ways to increase your property value, so be sure to focus your gardening attention here also.
In Queensland, it frequently rains heavily, so gutter maintenance is crucial. To prevent clogs and potential water damage, take the time to regularly inspect and clean your gutters. Leaves, twigs and other debris can accumulate and obstruct the free flow of water. Think safety first though and consider hiring a professional to give your gutters a thorough cleaning and repair at least once a year.
Queensland summers can get very hot, which is why many property owners have air conditioning installed. Avoid your AC system failing when you need it most, with regularly scheduled maintenance and, for a hygienic airflow, make sure you clean or replace the filters periodically. A properly maintained air conditioning system increases the value and desirability of your property in addition to keeping you cool.
Not only will you be protecting your property from helps protect the property from weather damage, including fading and peeling, but a new coat of paint may completely change the way your property looks and feels. Consider repainting both those interior and exterior walls with neutral colours that make your property feel larger and are appealing to a wide range of potential buyers.
Plumbing issues can be a major inconvenience and reduce the value of your home. Frequently check your taps, pipes and toilets to catch any sneaky leaks or telltale signs of damage. Remember, swift action is key! Don’t let those issues linger and cause even more trouble or water wastage. Consider hiring a professional plumber to conduct regular maintenance checks and ensure the smooth functionality of your plumbing system.
As a property owner, it is vital to stay on top of the little things and undertake regular maintenance. Establish a property maintenance routine that works for you and be consistent. A little bit of time more often can save you big dollars on expensive and lengthy repairs down the road. A well-maintained property will also mean a higher property value for you at sale time.