A general cleaning and tidying up of your property will go a long way in making your home appear more put together and impressive to potential buyers. If you have the time and resources, bigger projects like loft conversions, garage conversions, or installing extensions can be very profitable, and increase the value of your home significantly. It is best to go around your home and have a look at what could be upgraded and create a list of things you would like to do before putting your home on the market. Speak to a local estate agent for further advice on guidance that is personalised to your home.
Revamp your bathroom
Many new home buyers don’t want to spend ages redoing the bathroom – this is often a room that is left till last when it comes to renovations of a new house, so try to make it as presentable and modern as possible before listing your home. This could be anything from installing a new toilet, to adding some storage space into the room.
Switching up the kitchen
Kitchens are often a major focus for many buyers; due to the amount of time you spend in them. If a house has one that the buyer likes, then they are more likely to offer a higher price for the home. If you don’t have the money for a whole new kitchen, this is not an issue. Why not try to paint the cabinets or changing the doors and handles, to make it look brand new again. Improve your storage options, add some good lighting and give everything a good clean will make a significant difference.
Increase your parking options
If you have the space to install off-street parking, you will definitely raise the value of your home. With many families having multiple cars, it is important that your property has enough space to accommodate for this – as most buyers can’t compromise on parking.
Garden TLCIf you have a front garden, take some time to make it look nice and smart, as this is one of the first things that a new buyer will notice – and first impressions can go a long way. The front of your house can be improved with a few plants and a well-lit walkway, free from litter and rubbish. If you have a back garden, try to create a social outdoor space to increase its value, rather than feeling like a large area of grass, it should feel like an additional room that you can use for entertaining or relaxing. Tidy all hedges, plants and trees before putting on the market, especially if this impacts how much sunlight the property is able to receive.