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How to Maximise the Value of Your House

17 Feb 2021

How to Maximise the Value of Your House
If you are looking to put your property on the market, you might be wondering how you can maximise the value of your house.

It’s important that your home is easy to sell and that you get the right price for your property so that you can move on to the next property as soon as possible. Both of these things go hand in hand.

While expensive and albeit more extensive changes will, of course, increase your property value more, you don’t actually have to spend a fortune to maximise its value and sell your property quickly. Our guide provides you with some top tips to maximise the value of your property and sell your home quickly and for the best price.


1. Make a Good First Impression

One common mistake that people make when putting their home up for sale is to neglect the exterior of their property. The first impression, or curb appeal, is massively important when selling your home. If people don’t like the look of the exterior, they might not even bother to book a viewing of your property. 

A respectable and well-kept driveway is one of the biggest value-maximising factors, along with the condition of the windows on the property. You should also consider giving the exterior of your house a fresh coat of paint to keep up appearances before potential buyers have the chance to view the property.

2. Include Personal Touches 

There’s a never-ending battle between removing personal items and filling the space with items that conjure that lived-in feeling. People often assume that they should put away as many items as possible to make the area seem open and spacious. You should make sure that your home is clean and tidy, of course, but leaving a personal touch in the room is quite important to selling the property. When people purchase a property, they want to know that they can feel at home when they move in. Family pictures or some neat decorations can create a cosy feel and help sell your home faster - as long as the space doesn’t look cluttered.

Image of a living/dining room with personal touches to help maximise house value.

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3. Fix Superficial Breakages

This might seem like an obvious thing to do but if you have lived in a property for many years it can be easy to forget about the broken or out-of-place elements. Any damage to the walls, broken sockets, or damage to the flooring should be repaired as best as possible or replaced where you can. 

In general, people don’t want to have to fix things or repair items as soon as they move in so this can put people off on a first viewing. Similarly, if there is a cupboard that doesn’t open properly or a creaky floorboard, fix these before you invite viewers around your home. It will make all the difference to their first impression.

Clean white kitchen with marble surfaces

4. Smarten Up the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the best rooms in any home to work on smartening up and renovating, provided you have the budget. Kitchens are often the hub of a home and are seen as a large pull factor. If you have solid wooden cupboards, consider cleaning the cupboard doors properly or changing the cupboard fronts entirely. This will help to brighten it up and could help to get your property sold faster. Make small changes and consider replacing appliances if they are particularly old. Kitchens are definitely worth the effort and these small changes could increase the sale price in a short amount of time!

5. Get the Back Garden in Order

You may have tidied the front garden to maximise curb appeal, but the back garden is just as important to add value to your house. Simple things such as sweeping the path, trimming back any unkempt bushes, and mowing the lawn can completely freshen up the look of the garden and allow your viewers to see its potential. 

A tidy back garden ready for a house viewing.

6. Give a Warm, Light Welcome

Before any of your potential buyers set foot in your home, make sure your thermostat is set to warm and that all window coverings are open to maximise natural light. A warm, light home is far more welcoming than a cold, dark house that will quickly put your viewers off. If the weather is gloomy, a few lights or lamps switched on around the house can really help to improve the atmosphere.

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