If your home is on the market, you want to get as much as you can for it to put towards your next property purchase. Fortunately, there are a wide range of things that you can do to increase the real and the perceived value of your home. Here are six of the most popular changes that you can make to ensure that you achieve top dollar when you sell your home.
Potential buyers equate space with value, so the larger and more spacious your home appears, the more it will be worth. Open living space is also extremely popular as it creates enough room for the whole family and any guests to enjoy. Remove any unnecessary furniture, declutter and remove rugs so that your buyers can see as much space as possible.
Everyone wants to save money on their bills and one of the best ways to achieve this is by making your home energy efficient. Reducing the amount of energy you use will lower your carbon footprint and help the planet, as well as enabling you to keep more money in your back pocket. Homes that are energy efficient are also particularly desirable amongst millennials, who currently represent the biggest home-buying demographic. From extra insulation and well-fitting windows to smart technology solutions such as smart thermostats and automatic lights, there are lots of ways you can make your home greener.
Kitchens and bathrooms are considered to be two of the most valuable rooms in any home, predominantly because they are fitted, and these fittings are usually sold with the house. Having a modern kitchen and bathroom is one of the best ways to add value and desirability to your home. Updating yours could be as simple as giving the walls a fresh coat of paint, changing the fronts of the cabinets, or even switching for more modern faucets or a new shower screen. Property experts recommend that if there is only one room in the house you can afford to improve on, the kitchen should be it.
Everyone has little jobs around the house that they never seem to get around to doing. Unfortunately, these can stack up and if they are visible, they can put a potential buyer off of making an offer on your home. Make sure that you get those broken tiles, crooked kitchen drawers, or dripping faucets repaired before you put your property on the market.
An attractive, tidy, and well-maintained yard can be extremely appealing and add value to your property. Many people view their yard or garden as an extension of the property itself, so make sure that you showcase its versatility as a space for relaxing or entertaining. Decking is a popular addition that gives buyers the sense of having more usable living space, while trimmed back borders, clear pathways, and pruned overhanging trees and bushes also make your yard look as big as possible.
If you can do so without compromising on the size or space in a room, creating built-in storage is a top way of adding value to your home. Having built-in storage means that new owners don’t necessarily need to buy any bulky furniture and can make better use of the space that they do have. It also enables them to hide clutter away – something which is popular with buyers of all ages!
For more top tips on increasing the value of your home, speak to our realty team who will be delighted to help.