If you are planning on moving on up the property ladder at any point in the near future you will need to start thinking about making sure your current property is ready to sell as far in advance as possible. The property market is a precarious thing and you don’t want to end up stuck with a home that you cannot sell while your next home slips further out of reach. To be sure that you sell your home, and get a great asking price, you will need to improve the curb appeal of the property.
There are many factors that can affect house prices, and they will differ from property-to-property, you will definitely not want to fall into negative equity and end up losing money when it comes to selling up so you should do everything that you can to make sure that does not happen. Call in an estate agent such as ashfordresidential.co.uk and get a valuation on your home early on.
Make Your Home Look Great From The Outside
If you want your home to sell for as high a price as possible you will need to get it looking great from the outside. People will drive by your home and see it, and they will also make a decision to view it based on the photos of it in the estate agent’s window and on their website. First impressions are what will get people through the door, so spend some time making sure that your house looks amazing.
If the exterior needs a cleanup and a coat of paint, bring someone in to do the best job possible. Getting windows cleaned should be the minimum, but if anything needs replacing, you could potentially add value to your home by doing it. Fix any broken tiles on your roof and have the guttering looked at ahead of the home being listed on the market.
Give your garden a good tidy, and if you need to, plant some flowers and to brighten the place up. Your lawn should be kept short and your patios and paths clean and free from weeds. If your fences or walls are scruffy, give them a coat of paint.
You should aim to declutter as much as possible before your house goes onto the market. Box up and possessions that you won’t need and put them into storage along with any furniture that you won’t use between now and then.
You should aim to paint the entire home while before you try to sell it as this will make everything look cleaner and brighter. Try your best to remove as much personality from your property as possible. The new buyers will want to put their stamp on the place and they will be able to envisage doing this better if the walls are empty.
You could look at making major changes such as getting your home extended or having your attic and basement converted. While these will add considerable amounts to the total sale, you should only go ahead with these changes if the additional value far exceeds the cost of getting the work done.
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