Whether you’re looking to rent or sell your property, you’re going to want to make sure you impressive viewers, get a quick sale or rental and maximise your investment.
But how do you do this without spending a fortune?
Thankfully, it doesn’t have to take much money (or effort) and by making a few simple changes to your home, you have the potential to significantly increase the value of it. Here’s what you can do:
It’s only natural to collect things over the years, however, when it comes to selling or renting your property you need to make sure prospective buyers or renters can visualise themselves living there. They don’t want to have to look past piles of books, hordes of knick-knacks and other clutter, so start by having a bit of a clear out.
You don’t need to get rid of everything, but place certain things in storage to create more space. It’s important not to depersonalise the space too much, though, so leave some of your personal belongings on show but ones that add to the overall look and style of your home, rather than family photos.
You might adore that bright pink wallpaper in your bedroom but it won’t, unfortunately, be to everyone else’s taste. That’s why it’s a good idea to give your home a lick of paint with a neutral colour. This not only helps make your home feel bright, fresh and spacious but it also presents viewers with a blank canvas that they’ll feel they can put their own individual stamp on.
Finally, make sure you’ve fixed any minor repairs that you’ve not got round to doing in recent years. This includes fixing broken door handles, replacing cracked tiles and putting those shelves up again. Doing this will help give the impression your home’s ready to move into and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance.
Once done, be sure to have a spring clean, giving everything a renewed sparkle and shine, whether this means waxing your floors, getting rid of limescale or washing carpets to get rid of pet or smoke odours.
After you’ve made all of these improvements to your home, it’s a good idea to get a sale or rental valuation conducted by specialists, like those at Andrews. Furthermore, many of these estate agents also provide approximate valuations online using a number of factors, e.g. your postcode.
It really is that easy to add inspiration, vitality and style to your home – just in time for that all-important first viewing!