If you’re in the market for a new home and need to sell your current property, you’ll want to make sure that you will be able to profit from the sale.
You may have been lucky, and have bought your home during a period where house prices were much lower. Selling during an upturn will mean you will naturally do well out of the sale.
Your other option is to put some work into the property ahead of the sale. Remember, though, that the money that you spend on your property should increase the value of your home. If the improvements that you make the cost more than the amount that you add, then this will eat into your existing profits and is not an effective spend. Make sure and get some hypothetical valuations made on the intended works before spending anything on them.
A fresh coat of paint
An obvious way of getting your home ready for sale is to paint it throughout. Choose a neutral color, or even white, as this allows the prospective buyer to see your home as a blank canvas. It will also make the rooms seem more spacious.
If you can downsize everything that you own in the run-up to selling your home, having fewer possessions in the house when it comes to viewings will create the illusion of space. You could hire a storage facility if you need to.
Create Extra Space
One big win when it comes added value to a property is to add square footage to your home. If you can extend your property, then you’ll be able to set your asking price considerably higher.
Using existing unused space is the easiest and most cost-effective way of adding value. By converting attic space, and your basement, you will get an entire floor of living space. Any changes that require approval from the building regulations are likely to be easy to get passed.
Having new entry doors fitted can make your home more appealing to a new buyer. When the first thing that they see is a brand new, stylish door, then they know that the house will be of a high standard.
Beautify the garden
Having your garden tidy and well kept will help make the sale. If you can add value to your property by showing your external areas in an appealing light, then this is a simple fix that can be made.
Whitewash The Exterior
The outside of your home is the first thing that a new buyer will see. If your home does not look great from the outside, then it might take a while to sell. If you want to add curb appeal, then one way to do this is by cleaning up the exterior walls. Either repaint them or whitewash them.
Make sure all of the windowsills are clean, and if they are wooden, repaint them too. Use a bold color and make sure and add a bit of character to the outside.