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Tips Property for Sprucing up your Investment While Saving Money

Tips Property for Sprucing up your Investment While Saving Money

  • 24 Nov 2020
  • Jennifer Sharrock

Saving money and renovating your investment property typically do not seem to go hand in hand. However, there are some ways you can add some extra "wow" factor to your property without breaking the bank. We share a few cost-friendly ways you can update your investment property below.


Share fencing costs with neighbours

For fencing around the dividing line of properties, the cost can be split between you and your neighbour. This can be particularly advantageous for reducing your fencing costs. The biggest challenge, however, will be making sure you get agreement from your neighbour to move ahead with the fencing style, materials and costs. Make sure you are open with them and highlight the benefits of installing this update while sharing the costs. Further, some fencing contractors will provide a discount if multiple homes in a street are updating their fences, so it might be worth checking in with other residents in the street as well.


Reduce, reuse, recycle

If you are quite handy with DIY projects, you might be able to create some renewed things for your investment property without breaking the bank. This might include light fixtures, building materials that can be recycled and other larger items that can be repurposed for the property. Even if you have not completed a DIY project before, you can get some great tips and inspiration from local hardware stores and online videos.


Make one big change

Investing in one big improvement to your property and accompanying this with smaller updates is a great way to make an impression without going over budget. You might decide to open up a ceiling through an attic, add some high-quality timber shutters or invest in some French doors. Whatever option you choose, make it something that will transform a highly used space in the home, such as the kitchen or living and dining area.


A fresh coat of paint

When your property has had a few different tenants, the walls can start to look knocked around, and the property will show signs of wear and tear. Adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls between tenancies is a great way to tidy up your property while keeping costs to a minimum. Stick with neutral colours that will appeal to most people and do not forget to keep a record of your paint colours for any touch-ups that might be needed in the coming months and years.


Keeping your property looking well presented with some low-cost renovations will ensure you attract great tenants. Not only will this help keep your property in good condition for the long term but securing tenants who love living in your place can mean you don't have to find new tenants for a long time. The investment is worth it, so take your time and make a few small updates that will have a big impact.


Remember, this article does not constitute financial or legal advice. Please consult your professional financial and legal advisors before making any decisions for yourself.


PS: What a client had to say;

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for being an amazing property manager, it has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you and you are an amazing women. Thank you for being you, we all think you are awesome.
I would also like to wish you and your Family a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.
Looking forward to 2017, I hope you are too


Jodie King & Chris Nugent

- Jodie King & Chris Nugent
Mango Hill

Lance Field

I have known Jennifer for 8 years, I first met her when I needed to list my property for sale.

The property was situated at 11 Alice Street Mango Hill, Queensland.
From the start she was very friendly and professional, I was working away at the time and had no-one to look after the pool and garden while I was not there which made attracting potential buyers very hard, but through persistence, road blocks and other unseen forces Jennifer eventually sold my property.

Jennifer is a very hardworking professional and caring agent, there are no smoke screens or false promises from her, not like other agents.
I would highly recommend Jennifer to look after the sale of any property.
Thank you again for all the effort you put into selling my place.

- Lance Field

Robert and Gaelle

Hi Jennifer

Just a short note to say thank you for acting on our behalf in the sale of Grayling Court house.

Behind the scenes, the sale was comparable to a Cecil B. DeMille production of The Ten Commandments.

Thanks again,
Robert and Gaelle

- Robert and Gaelle