Top 5 Ways to Increase Your Property Value
When selling a house, it’s important to do as much as possible to improve its appearance before you put it on the market. Some improvements cost very little, but some can set you back thousands of pounds. However, almost every improvement will work in your favour, and many can increase the price of your home dramatically.
What is the first thing that a prospective buyer sees when they come to your home for a viewing? If it is an untidy garden, peeling paint or dirty windows, then these should be some of the first things that you tackle. If you have tubs around your door that have been neglected, leaving only dead and withered plants on show, it doesn’t give a good impression of how you have cared for the rest of the house. Mow the lawn, wash the windows, clean down your windowsills, and make sure that any garden space you have is bursting with healthy colourful plants.
Do whatever you can to add extra living space to your home. Whether you opt for a conservatory, a loft conversion, or an extension, all three options are proven to increase the value of your home. You could add an extra bedroom, a downstairs bathroom, or even a study or dining room – the choice is yours. Just make sure to decorate it in neutral colours. If you can afford the upfront price, this is a guaranteed way to make some extra money on the sale price of your house.
You have addressed the kerb appeal of your house by tackling the front garden, but what about the rear of your home? If it has become a dumping ground for broken toys and assorted unwanted items, it is time to clear it out. A nice outdoor space is a fantastic selling point, especially if a family has children. It doesn’t have to cost you a fortune to tidy it either. All you need to do is commit the time and effort required to make it look presentable. You could also invest in a few plants and some garden furniture. Both of these will give your garden a whole new lease of life. If you are however short on time, why not give us a call and we can design and landscape your new garden.
A coat of fresh paint can go a long way to making your house look better. Not only does will a repaint make the rooms look cleaner, it will also make your home smell fresher. You don’t need to fully redecorate. Instead, make a point of targeting the areas that are showing signs of wear, or areas where the paint work has been scuffed or chipped. It will make a world of difference.
The one thing that puts a lot of buyers off making an offer, more than anything else, is the inability to see past clutter and mess. Think about it: if your rooms are filled to the rafters with all of your belongings how can anyone gauge the size of the rooms or imagine their own furniture in there? If you really can’t bear to part with your belongings, place as much as you can into storage. It will save you time in the long run when it comes to packing up to move house. Plus, if you don’t miss what you have placed in storage, you obviously don’t need it. If this is the case, why not sell it and put the proceeds towards your new house?
Whether you decide to build new additions on your house such as conservatories or en-suite bathrooms, or are attempting to improve your current décor by cleaning and painting, you are sure to increase your home’s property value in the long run.