Opinion Real Estate Advice Opinion by News Of The Area - Modern Media - December 12, 2018 Dear Denise What’s your advice on renovation? GB Medowie Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or email@example.com Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE A LOT of homeowners are completing renovations these days. In fact it seems to be a national pastime! The majority of the renovation warriors, it would seem, are trying to improve the value of their home for a future sale. My advice on this would be to ensure you do it right, as a buyer can usually sniff out a slapped together reno a mile off. For example when you are planning and completing your renovation and plan to paint, ensure that you take the time to prep all surfaces thoroughly prior to commencing with any paint brush. I was showing a home once when the buyers pointed out to me that the weatherboards on the exterior of the home hadn’t been prepared prior to a coat of paint being slapped on. You could clearly see how quickly and cheaply it had been done. The paint had been peeling off but instead of sanding them back, undercoating and then repainting someone had just painted straight over the peeling surface. And that is another case of poor presentation and first impressions going wrong. How much money do you think the potential purchaser was adding up in their head for the cost of sanding back, undercoating and repainting? Always go the extra mile for quality. Hope this helps. Denise.