In an increasingly competitive market place, we know that as long as your property is attractively priced, it will sell. However, many sellers end up spending a fortune on improving their homes expecting cost of the improvements to be returned to them via an increased sale price. This can be a mistake, as almost all of a property’s value can usually be attributed to its size and location.
We would advise you to be careful. Of course you can improve your home to make it appeal to prospective buyers, but your main objective should not necessarily be to add significant value, but to enhance saleability. This means making your property more desirable than the other properties currently on the market at about the same price.
Most importantly a thorough spring clean and de-clutter complete with the smell of pine bleach in the bathroom suggests you’re proud of your home and care for it. A day’s work in the garden pays real dividends.
The key is not to rely on your prospective buyers’ intuition! Make it easy for them to imagine how pleasant it would be to live in your property, and you could well prompt an early sale.