Every seller wants to maximize the value of their house, when they put it for sale on the housing market. There are major home improvements that can be undertaken to increase the value of your home such as a loft conversion, however these take a certain amount of financial investment as well as time.
First impressions count to buyers and there are relatively cheap alterations and improvements that can be done to your home that will really make an impact on the saleability of your house and therefore increase value. This article aims to highlight ways you can increase the value of your home easily.
Space is at the forefront of every buyers mind when buying a new property, so it is worth trying to make the most of the space you have available before your house gets valued and when being viewed. It has been quoted that removing clutter and bulky furniture can increase the value of your home by 11%.
To make the most of your space declutter every room by clearing down sides and shelves. Ensure your kitchen workspaces are clear of clutter and consider putting small appliances such as kettles and toasters into a cupboard. Your aim is for everywhere to look as clean and streamlined as possible.
Another great way to create the illusion of space is to strategically position large mirrors to really open up rooms. Walls should be kept clear of personal photographs, this allows potential buyers to imagine their own possessions in situ rather than becoming distracted by yours.
Consider putting large items of furniture into storage during the buying process, to give the illusion of larger rooms.
Nothing is more off putting to potential buyers as viewing a dirty house. Your house should be presented at its absolute best, which means clean, hygienic and sparkly. Ensure that you clean your house thoroughly before estate agents arrive to value your property and consider using Hungry Agents, who will guide you through the selling process, with no cost to you.
Ensure you concentrate your efforts on cleaning doors, windows and skirting boards. If time is short it may be worth considering hiring the help of a professional cleaning company. Money spent on cleaning will give financial gain ten fold if your property value is increased.
Another area to ensure is clean and well presented is carpets, consider getting them professionally cleaned to remove general grubbiness. The carpets will also smell fresher too.
Knowledge gained from estate agents carrying out market research has shown that the smallest of things can increase a properties desirability. Even a bouquet of flowers, a window box and a pot filled with plants can help make the buyers feel welcome. A good tidy up of your front garden and entrance is a must and everyone loves the smell of freshly brewed coffee and home baked bread.
It really is worth concentrating on every detail to increase the saleability and therefore value of your home.