When it comes to selling your home, you want to get the best possible price for it, to put towards your next property.
So, here are some tips on how to improve your home and boost that final sale figure….
Make minor repairs
Your home may be full of tiny but necessary repairs, that inevitably come along with the wear and tear of living in it. These may be minor things that you have ignored or forgotten about, but when someone views your house, everything will be put under a magnifying glass and scrutinised. So, make sure you identify anything that is damaged, cracked or broken and repair or replace it – this will help to showcase the high standard of your property, ultimately increasing the chance of the buyer being willing to pay more.
Polish and clean everything until it sparkles! You don’t want a showroom, as this sometimes makes it hard for potential buyers to picture themselves living in your property. But, you can still make sure things like carpets, appliances and surfaces are gleaming. This will create an atmosphere of cleanliness and comfort, showing any viewer that you have looked after your home and taken pride in living in it.
This links back to cleaning – decluttering doesn’t mean depersonalising your home, as you still want it to have that homely, welcoming feel. Instead, get rid of any excessive, unnecessary things that you have been accumulating over time.
Prioritise the kitchen
The kitchen in any house is often the most valuable room, so spend a little time making sure this area has the wow factor. If it is a little outdated then consider refacing the cabinetry, for example – this is much cheaper than installing whole new ones, and can be effective in increasing the value of a property.
Keep it light and airy
Wall mirrors are an effective, affordable way to create the illusion of space. Ensuring your windows are clean inside and out is another great way to make rooms feels lighter and bigger, increasing the attractiveness of your property.
Don’t forget the garden!
Even though a well-kept garden may not add significant value to your property, it is still a great way to invite people into your home, and make it sell quicker. Gardens are sometimes the first thing that a viewer will see, so make sure the lawn, flowers and any other shrubbery are tidy and under control. Clean your patio and furniture of any dirt, so potential buyers can imagine themselves using the space for relaxation.
And finally, research suggests a prospective buyer has decided whether they are at least interested in your home within around 30 seconds – which also makes the external arrival and hallway an important area.
These are just some of the ways you can improve your property to boost its sale price. And once you have followed these easy steps, you can begin thinking about looking for your next dream home! If you are looking for some help with this, we may be just the people you need! Simply pop into our office or gives us a call on 01484 682999.