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Hi folks,

When it comes time to sell your house, you want the process to go quickly and smoothly, all while getting the maximum value from your home. In competitive markets like Upper Hutt’s today, a few small tweaks can go a long way in setting your home apart from the others on the market. Here are a couple of cost effective methods to spruce up your home and make it stand out in the sea of homes on the market.

Kitchen Renovation, I know what you are thinking but before you skip on to the next item, hear me out. Installing new cabinets, flooring, tiles, and appliances is certainly not budget friendly. However, there are some much more cost effective items that can be updated. If your home has timber cabinets, refinishing them is one such option. If you have some time to sand and repaint your cabinets, you could completely change the look and feel of your kitchen for a few hundred dollars. In addition, hiring a professional cleaning service to deep clean your appliances can also go a long way. A polished sink, spotless stove, and like new refrigerator will appeal to potential buyers and again, will only cost you a couple hundred dollars to have completed.

Ever heard the old saying, “you never get a second chance at a first impression”, this holds true when selling your home as well.

Before a buyer ever sees the kitchen, bathroom, or unique character of your home, they will see the outside of your home. This is your chance to play up the strengths of your home.

Do you have a big yard, a beautiful flower garden, or an area destined for a fire pit and seating? If so, making sure your plants are fresh and vibrant, staging the back yard with some cheap seating around a fire pit, or even showing off some unique stonework in your yard can weigh heavily in the buying decision. When you are selling your home, you need to help buyers picture themselves living in it, your landscaping is a great way to spark their imagination.

If you are thinking of selling your home, would like an appraisal, or want more information on the Upper Hutt property market please call me on the numbers below or contact me via email alternately fill in your details here on my website.


Kind regards,
Steve Slicker

(04) 212 6787
0275 661 949


Steve Slicker, Upper Hutt Real Estate

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If you are considering selling your property in any of the suburbs below, please call or email Steve

  • Akatarawa
  • Birchville
  • Blue Mountains
  • Brown Owl
  • Clouston Park
  • Ebdentown
  • Elderslea
  • Heretaunga
  • Kaitoke
  • Kingsley Heights
  • Mangaroa
  • Maoribank
  • Maymorn
  • Moonshine Valley
  • Mount Marua
  • Pakuratah
  • Pinehaven
  • Plateau
  • Riverstone Terraces
  • Silverstream
  • Te Marua
  • Timberlea
  • Totara Park
  • Trentham
  • Upper Hutt Central
  • Wallaceville
  • Whitemans Valley