In the process of selling your home and wondering what the best ways are to increase its value and speed up the selling process?
It’s always worth making any small alterations that would give you a better chance of achieving your asking price. Whatever you choose to do, it is a good idea to speak to a local estate agent about the sort of features that make the most difference when selling in your area. However, we have put together some of our Top Suggestions below to give you some inspiration!
1. Reorganise and Declutter
Now is a great time to get rid of or sell any items or remove any bulky furniture that makes the room feel small and replace it with smaller furniture. Remember, people are often buying into a lifestyle as much as a property so don’t remove too much of your personality from your home, but keep it minimal.
2. Update your Kitchen Space
Often known as the heart of the home, the kitchen is one of the areas in the home where most of your time is spent, especially as a family. Buyers often want and are attracted to a functional workspace that includes good taps, cupboards, and benchtops. In any case, be sure that all appliances are in working condition and that the kitchen looks tidy and attractive.
3. Repaint any Interior Walls
A fresh lick of paint can go a long way and is also one of the most popular home improvements that can be done for a low cost. Neutral colours are most appealing to house buyers and can go a long way to giving your home a new lease of life. If you’re using colour, be sure that all the colours blend well together and match other design aspects of your home. Accent walls and textured brush techniques can add visual interest to your property, but consult with an interior designer if you are unsure.
4. Upgrade your Windows and Doors
This is a great way to not only add an extra touch of style to your home but also make your home more energy efficient. It can contribute to more affordable household running costs as well as a more environmentally-conscious property, which of course many buyers are attracted to.
5. Refresh your Bathrooms
Bathrooms are one of the rooms in your home that always need to look fresh and hygienic, so some great ways to refresh this room could be painting the walls a neutral shade or adding a new shower curtain or a standard glass screen. In 2019, new bathrooms were fitted in 29% of homes which sold that year and could well be the key to selling fast and earning more. It’s also worthwhile in some cases to replace old light fixtures with more user-friendly or energy-efficient models.
6. Make your Garden Appealing
If you have a front garden, you could add a few plant pots and a clear pathway can make the front of your house more appealing helping with the first impressions. Whereas, in the back garden it’s essential to trim any borders, clear pathways and cut back any overgrown trees or bushes, particularly if they block direct sunlight into the property. This space should feel like an extra space for entertaining or relaxing, rather than an expanse of grass, so take into consideration any items you may have like outdoor seating, tables, entertainment etc.