Super Tips For Increasing The Value Of Your Home

When it comes to our homes, most of us are pretty house-proud. We want our houses to look good. Lots of us love it when visitors comment on how clean and tidy and lovely our homes are. Of course, we work hard for it to be this way every day! But is a clean and tidy appearance enough to maintain the value of our homes in an unsettled market? And what can we do to make sure we’ve got the best house on the street?

If you’re thinking of selling your home soon, then you want to make sure you can command the top price for your property. That isn’t easy to do, especially if your neighbours have their properties on the market as well. Your property needs to have unique selling points that they cannot compete with. And your home needs to be better.

Improvements and updates are key to getting the best price possible for your home. Simple ideas like keeping on trend with your decor may not be enough. Your home needs to demonstrate all that is desirable in a property. That includes the facilities and features of your home. A new kitchen with all mod cons is expensive. But you could add one or two additional features to give your house the competitive edge.

Desirability is important. Perhaps you could install air conditioning to ensure your home is considered comfortable in all weather. Do you have a usable outdoor area? Lots of people enjoy dining and entertaining in their garden. It might be worth asking a landscaper to do some work to create an attractive outdoor area for your home.

Additional bathrooms are also highly desirable and can add real value to your home. If you have a house, consider a downstairs bathroom. A master ensuite can also be attractive to a potential buyer. You need to sell the lifestyle they desire. But of course, it all depends on the type of property you have.

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Speak to your real estate agent about the homes in your neighbourhood. There will be a ceiling price for the type of property you own and the neighbourhood it is in. Reaching this price is your goal. But if it costs more than you will make to improve your home, you might want to reconsider your options.

Decorating, cleaning and decluttering costs almost nothing so this is always the best place to start. Building an extension or outbuilding will cost a lot, so check with the agent that it would add sufficient value to the property. After all, this is an investment for somebody. You might also want to consider the time and trouble of installing something new if you’re not going to make good use of it yourself too.

Finally, you will need to consider the market. If now is not a good time to sell, then perhaps you ought to wait a while until the market picks up. You need to have a lot of buyers interested in your type of property to get the best price for it after all. Good luck with the move!


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