As the new year approaches, a lot of homeowners consider putting their property on the market. It’s a great time to make a house move as you and your family start the new year. When you decide to put your home up for sale, you want the best price possible for your property. That way, you can make a good investment on your next property with a small mortgage. Before you decide to call your local estate agent and get a valuation for your property, you need to make some changes to your home so you will achieve the best price possible. You don’t want to regret selling your home for a lower price than you could have achieved. A lot of the following are tweaks you can make easily before you put the house on the market and you will find your property valuation will increase.
Improve the kerb appeal
A lot of people consider the inside of the property when they are making changes to boost the value of their property. They work on areas such as the kitchen or living room to improve their home valuation. But you should actually look at the exterior of your home if you want to tweak your property. When potential buyers look online or in property particulars from estate agents, they will make a first impression from the exterior of your home. And when they arrive to look around the house, they will also take in the surroundings of the property. Therefore, you want to work on improving the kerb appeal so you impress them with the exterior. Firstly, you should make sure the lawn and flowers are in good condition at the front of your home. You could add some colourful plants to give your home extra appeal.
Giving the front door a lick of paint will help to boost the kerb appeal. From everyday damage to the weather, these all can have an impact on the paintwork of the door. You should also look at the driveway of your home when making some tweaks to your property. Pressure washing the driveway will help to clear any dirt or materials, leaving it in good condition. You could also work on improving the appeal of the garage. From painting the garage door to replacing it with something new and modern such as Sectional Doors, you can improve the kerb appeal which will boost the value of your home. All these tweaks will help to increase the price when the estate agent makes their valuation of your property.
Modernise the bathroom or kitchen
An old kitchen or bathroom is a turn-off for potential buyers and will lower your first valuation when you put your home up for sale. Therefore, if you want to ensure you get the most money possible for your property, you need to bring these key areas of the home into the 21st century. Installing a new suite with features such as a walk-in shower and underfloor heating will be highly attractive to potential buyers. As for the kitchen, you could change all the units to add a modern feel to the room. Or even going from a freestanding oven to a built-in one, this is a change which will attract viewers and increase the value of your property.
If you can’t afford to make huge changes to your kitchen or bathroom but do want to increase the value of your home, you can tweak the areas with new taps or smart features which are very attractive to buyers. And even giving the rooms a fresh lick of paint and ensuring they are clean and tidy will give the areas a fresh look and help to boost the value of your home.
Fix any issues
You might be ready for a move, but if you leave anything broken, you are going to achieve a lower price on your valuation. Therefore, before you put your home up for sale, it’s worth making sure that any leaks are sorted and any issues with your heating or water system has been fixed. You don’t want to have to explain problems to the estate agent or potential buyer as they will offer a lower price. You need to make sure everything is in good working order so that your home will achieve as much as possible.
Ensure you have had your latest boiler service before you take the step to put the house on the market. You don’t want to put off buyers who might offer less for your home if they fear there is an issue with your property. And remember any issues you try to cover up will likely come up during an inspection of the home, so it’s worth fixing these problems before selling.