17 Feb 2021
If you are looking to put your house on the market in the new year, you might be wondering how you can maximise the value of your property. If you are looking to move quickly, it’s important that your home is easy to sell and you get the right price for your property so that you can move onto 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 your value and sell your property quickly. Our guide helps to provide you with some top tips to maximise value in your property and sell your home in the new year.
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 for the property. A respectable and well kept driveway is one of the biggest 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.
There’s a never-ending battle between removing personal items and filling the space with memorable items. 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 actually create a cosy feel and help to sell your home faster, as long as the space doesn’t look cluttered.
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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, any 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.
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 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 smartening up if you have some spare budget and these small changes could increase the sale price in the near future!
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