No matter whether you’ve just invested in a property and want to resell it or you’re considering selling your home in which you’ve lived for years, you’ll want to make sure the value of your property is the highest possible. There are a number of property maintenance services that you can benefit from, a range of gadgets and extras you can add, and a lot more than you can do to increase the value of your property.
But how exactly? We’ll go over 5 things you can do to boost the value of your home and sell it for more money in this article.
Keep Your Property Well Maintained
There is no point buying a house or an apartment if it requires major repairs or if it looks like something out of a horror movie! If aches and pains such as cracked walls and broken tiles can be seen from space, then they’re going to be hard to cover up, let alone justify an increase in your property’s value. Getting ahead of these issues early is the key to keeping up appearances and not letting them spiral out of control. Remember that first impressions make a big difference. You don’t have to have any vivid damages or poorly looking areas in the house when welcoming potential buyers for viewings.
Upgrade Your Property
We all know that “newer is better”, right? Well, this applies no less to your property than it does to any other mode of transport or gadget you might purchase or otherwise invest in. If you can afford to do so then consider upgrading various features (e.g., flooring, windows, bathroom fittings). If this isn’t possible due to budget constraints, think about ways in which you could make existing upgrades appear more impressive (e.g., painting old doors a new colour; applying nouveau wallpaper/paint).
Curb Appeal is Everything
There are no two opinions about the fact that curb appeal can make a massive difference. The phrase “out with the old, and in with the new” rings true for more than just clothing and cars! Whether you’re upgrading or starting from scratch, don’t underestimate how much of an impact a lick of paint (inside and out) will make on the value of your property. Also, consider whether there are any other small improvements you could make to raise its overall standard.
Incorporating energy-efficient appliances and lighting as well as eco-friendly building materials such as bamboo flooring, cork tiles, reclaimed wood, recycled steel and rainwater harvesting systems will greatly increase your property’s resale value. Being environmentally friendly is not only trendy, it’s a lifestyle choice that can help save the planet and keep our living environment healthy and safe. It’s also a huge benefit that you can make stand out when you’re promoting your property for sale. Plus, by including your eco-friendly property features, you’re bound to attract like-minded potential buyers that are likely to have more stable budgets.
Add an extra bedroom
There are several different ways that you can add an extra bedroom to your property. The most common way is by having the floorboards lifted and then building another storey onto the back of your home. This will allow you to expand upwards instead of outwards, which means less fuss when it comes to finding the perfect positioning for the room as well as keeping disruption during construction minimal. You can also use your garage space to turn it into a bedroom or if you have a large enough room – separate it into two smaller bedrooms. The reality is that you may be tempted to focus on creating more bathrooms, but the truth is that more bedrooms sell better.
These are just a few examples of how you can improve your property and increase its value. There are a ton of different ideas that you can try, which will all lead to the same road – a higher asking price and a higher profit after the sale. The best thing to do is to rely on a professional handyman or another expert to carry out these tasks for you to make sure that no damage is done on the way. The results will be impressive and the value of your home can jump through the roof.