How to Add Value to Your Home Before You Sell It

by | Mar 17, 2017 | blog, DIY Tips

If you’re thinking about putting your property up for sale, you’ll probably be wondering how you can add the most value to it before the “for sale” sign goes up. And there are plenty of ways you can do this, from extensions to new kitchens and double glazing to en-suite bathrooms.

But the first thing you should do is have your question of “How much is my house worth?” answered, getting a company to conduct a property valuation for you. Once you’ve got that figure in mind, you can decide how much money you want to spend on improving your property’s value – and you might be surprised how low this cost could be.

Here are just some ideas as to how you can add value quickly without spending much money:

De-clutter Your Home

When prospective buyers visit your home, they want to try and visualise themselves living there. And if every nook and cranny is stuffed full of things, it can be hard for them to do this. So, de-clutter in your home, putting unnecessary things into storage to create an airy, inspiring space. However, don’t remove too much because you could get rid of the personality in your home. It needs to feel lived in, otherwise, buyers may feel like they’re walking around a hotel.

Inject Some New Life Into It

Nothing looks worse than tired wallpaper or scuffed walls, so have a quick blitz around your home with a lick of paint. This can completely rejuvenate your home, leaving it looking fresh and ready for someone to move in. You might also want to change any bold colour schemes to neutral ones, as this will help to appeal to all buyers.

Update Your Kitchen

There’s no need to go to the trouble of completely renovating your kitchen if there’s nothing wrong with the existing units. But if it’s starting to look at bit dated, it might be worth painting the kitchen cupboards or replacing the doors with new ones. This removes the costly expense of getting an entirely new kitchen but still helps to create added appeal to the buyers. After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home!

Light a Fire

If you’re selling your property in the cold, winter months, add to the cosy atmosphere by lighting a fire and some candles. This will help to create an inviting touch to your home, enabling potential buyers to visualise curling up in front of the fire.

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