How to increase

your home’s value before selling


When selling a property, some factors are out of your control. However, there are several things you can do to increase the value of your home. They include:

• External wall repair and painting. It’s important that there are no signs of damage, as the exterior of your home is the first thing buyers see. A fresh coat of paint can not only cover marks but also make your property more modern and aesthetically appealing. Ensure you consult your real estate agent or designer before starting.
• Make sure your floors look contemporary, clean and stylish.
• Upgrade doors and windows. This will not only approve the appearance of your home but also increase its energy efficiency. An environmentally-conscious property with affordable household running costs is of mass appeal to buyers.
• Make certain your kitchen is clean, functional and attractive.
• Similarly, the toilet should also be both aesthetically appealing and practical. It’s worthwhile to replace old light fixtures with more user-friendly and energy efficient models.
• Landscape your yard to take your property to the next level. A well-groomed yard is a great tactic in helping to sell a property, as it allows buyers to envision themselves spending time outside in the warmer months.
• Ensure the integrity of your roof and foundations are in tact. While this is not something buyers will visually see, a poor inspection report could be devastating and potentially break your sale at the last moment.
• Less is more. Often people will try and cram lots of furniture into a space to demonstrate how much room there is. However, a few thoughtfully chosen pieces will always look more attractive. And if the furniture is old, out of date or not in good condition—replace it or hire furniture. This can make all the difference.