When the time comes to sell your property, getting the best price is high on most people’s agenda, especially if you’re relying on that equity to purchase your next home. The small upgrades listed below won’t cost a lot of money but could make a big difference to the value of your home.
There are no guarantees though, as after all a house is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. So, we recommend talking to a local estate agent first to find out what sort of appetite there is from local buyers. This will help you determine whether it’s better to make some changes now in order to appeal to more buyers, or put your house on the market straight away because the demand is already high.
1. Create space
Buyers want more for their money, so do what you can to create a feeling of spacious living accommodation. Knocking down a wall and creating an open plan living area is an option, or you can simply de-clutter and add mirrors to the smaller rooms and hallways.
“We recommend that all of our sellers present each room in their house exactly as it should be used,” comments Kevin Shaw, Director of Sales at Hose Rhodes Dickson.