Thinking of selling up and moving on? When you get your valuation back from the estate agent’s, it might not be as much as you were hoping for initially. One option you have is to make some quick changes to your property which could add some value. Let’s take a look at a few of them now.
Increase Your Curb Appeal
The moment people arrive outside your property for viewing they will decide whether or not they want to step inside and see more. Curb appeal is massive and is not to be ignored. It is a simple thing and yet it has a real impact. Add in some greenery like shrubs and fix any little outside repairs which need attention such as an external light. You also might want to consider swapping out the front door if it does not look very inviting.
New Kitchen, New Bathroom
The kitchen and the bathroom are two of the places in your house which can seriously bump up its price. If either one of these rooms is looking a bit tired, you should consider updating them for new. You can find many low-cost suppliers and fitters who can give you a brand-new kitchen or bathroom which looks like it cost a lot more than it actually did. Adding one of these to your home means you should hopefully be able to bump up the price of the house high enough to cover the costs of your refurbishment.
Consider Changing the Floors
Are the floors in your high-traffic areas looking a little worn? In places like the sitting room, kitchen, and hallway, many feet over the years may have caused the floor to wear away. This does not look the best and isn’t great for appealing to potential buyers. Switch out the current floor for some parquet wood flooring; it looks good and it creates a stylish impact.
Fix the Little Things
The scuff mark in your paint from where you banged your suitcase against the wall. The rip in the hallway carpet from the dog. The leaky tap in the utility that drips if not turned in just the right way. These are all tiny things which you can live with but a potential buyer might just see it as being tired and haggard. If you are planning to sell your property, walk around with a critical eye and get all of these little problems fixed.
Get a Landscaper In
If your back garden is a little overgrown, consider hiring a professional landscaper for a few days to fix it up. It does not have to become a wonderland, but some added shrubs and flowers which will be easy for you to take care of in the meantime will make your garden feel a lot more appealing.
These are just some of the things you can do if you are looking to increase the value of your home before you sell. Take a look around your property and think about where changes can be made today!