When it comes to selling your home, you want to get the highest value possible. Part of the selling process involves an appraiser visiting your property and giving you the good (or the bad) news. You're not always going to recieve the price you want and that's because the value of your house is calculated from many different things. What this means is that there are lots of things you can do to increase the value of your house before putting it on the market. In this week's blog we're going to look at the different ways you can increase the value of your house.
Clean up after yourself - It's a simple place to start however tidying a property from head to toe can impact the value. Decluttering and improving the general hygiene levels within the house. It's not just the inside of the house, the cleaning should continue into the garden and outside areas. Doing this will improve the appeal of the house to potential buyers and appraisers.
A new front door - Front doors are important for many different reasons. First impressions are very important in life whether it's a person or a house, so you want your front door to make a positive impact. Newer doors will have improved security so that's another reason to upgrade.
Maintenance is key - Increasing value is what you want to do but at the same time you don't want to lose value. Make sure you're on top of regular maintenance as this is key for allowing a house to hold its value. If you do this well, it makes it easier when the time comes to add value.
Focus on key areas - When you're looking to improve a property, you can spend thousands and thousands of pounds. It's easy to get off track with improvements that may not even increase the value of the house. A way to make sure you don't get off track is to focus on key areas. One of the key areas that can make or break a house sale is the kitchen. If you're looking for a room to spend money on, then this is the room to spend it on. The kitchen is the hub of the home so investing in it can often pay dividends.
Replacing windows - Inefficient windows can have a big impact on your energy bills. If you solve this problem whilst improving security and improving style then this is definitely going to increase the value of your home.
Develop unused spaces - Homes often come with spaces that are unused. Garages, lofts and cellars are often looked at as places for storage and rooms that don't offer any living value. If you invest time and money into converting one of these rooms into another useable space (Bedroom, bathroom or playroom) then it will have a positive impact on the value of the house.