How to Quickly Increase the Value of Your Home
Most home buyers are looking to purchase properties that don’t require much reparation. For you to get the highest possible offer for your home we are going to offer some guidelines that will assist in making your property more desirable to potential purchasers.
Modernise the Bathroom and the Kitchen
Two of the quickest ways to increase the value of your home are to remodel the bathroom and the kitchen. In most instances upon the sale of your home, you are likely to see the return on your investment. It is always an excellent idea to keep the colours neutral so that the new homeowners can truly make the space their own.
Spruce Up the Garden
Cleaning up the garden and tidying the edges is another way in which you can add value to your property. Potential homebuyers are often on the lookout for a home with great curb appeal. You can spruce up the garden by adding a few colourful, low-maintenance, water-wise plants and repairing any broken paving stones. Attract birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden by having seed and nectar feeds hanging in the trees.
Add Storage Space
Storage space in and around the home is an excellent selling point for agents who have your property on their books. A number of people looking to sell their homes have opted to install log cabins within their garden, converting them into additional spaces for storage and even recreational purposes. Another idea to add space is to install built-in cupboards in the bedrooms, or floating shelves in the garage.
There are few things that can be as off-putting as paint peeling off the walls, or a roof evidently in need of a new coat of paint. While repainting both the exterior and interior of your property can be an expensive endeavour, it is extremely likely that your home will sell quickly, and you will make your money back. As with the bathrooms and kitchen mentioned above, it is advisable to stay away from colours as they may clash with the furnishings the new homeowners have, but a bright front door won’t hurt.
Everyone is becoming more and more aware of the necessity to be more environmentally friendly. Potential homebuyers need to know that the property their purchasing is somewhere they can see themselves living. In order for your home to be advertised as an energy-efficient one, a few guidelines we can offer are: ensure that the windows are well sealed, use energy-efficient light bulbs, unplug appliances and chargers when not in use, and equip your home with appliances known to save energy and contributes to a lower carbon footprint. Outside of the home, you can have a small compost bin and if you have the funds available, you can even install solar panels on the roof.
We hope that you find these ideas helpful as you prepare your home for sale. The estate agents dealing with the sale of your home will also be able to offer additional advice.