If you have plans to sell your house to move into another one, you may not have enough to move to the house that you desire. A way of getting around this issue is upgrading your current house so that the value gets raised. You might be thinking ‘what if it doesn’t pay off?’ but the changes we’re suggesting are not expensive so although they should raise the value of your home instantly but if not you should get back your investment (and more!) to move into the house of your dreams.
One easy way to increase the value of your current property is to update your kitchen. The kitchen is the hub of the home, without one, we’d never have anything to eat! If the appliances in your kitchen are over 5 years old now, we’d recommend that you updated them. Newer models of your appliances can add a modern feel to your kitchen, which will interest potential buyers and therefore hopefully raise the value. We’d also recommend replacing your countertops as if these are a few years old then they will be showing signs of age. If possible, granite or concrete surfaces add the most value to your home. Replacing all your outdated cabinets can also add value to your property. This can be particularly expensive but can show the most return for you if done right.
Probably the second most important facility in your home is the bathroom. That means it more than likely will be for any potential buyers as well. This means replacing taps that are more than 15 years old with preferably brushed nickel or brass fixtures. You should also update the bath and surfaces if they’re more than 10 years old. It may seem like a lot of stuff to do but for what it adds to your home, it will be more than worth it.
We would recommend repainting your house if you’ve lived there for more than 10 years. Over time, walls are sure to get dirty and marked. You may not notice how dirty and stained they are until you begin to paint it. If you’re a smoker or light a lot of candles, there are prime suspects when it comes to stained ceilings and walls.
If you don’t already have central heating, this would surely add value to your home. Although it is costly to do, central heating crucial for home owners now in comparison to older home owners. It’s considered an essential by most buyers. Even though it will cost around £4000, it will add more value to your property than it will cost you to install.
Sort out all the superficial problems with your home. Problems that you’ll need to sort out are peeling paint, door handles damaged, dripping taps, loose tiles, damaged windows and cracks in ceilings and plasterwork. There’s probably a few others too but these are the main ones. This list is extensive but it will surely put down the value of your property if you don’t sort them out although by sorting them it won’t add value to the property as it is a necessity that these jobs are done to even entertain a buyer. No one will buy a home with unsightly ceilings and dripping taps so these are very important to fix before you put your house on the market and have viewers.
That’s our 5 top tips for improving the value of your home before you add it to the market. Are you currently preparing a home to be sold and struggling with product descriptions? Get in touch today and we’d be happy to help you out. You can currently redeem a FREE 7 day trial!