For those of you out there who are looking to sell your property, you will of course want to get the best price possible that sees you get a decent return on your initial investment. Before you simply put your house on the markets, you should first find out how much your property is worth in its current state – as you can then make some simple improvements to help you get more for your home.
Take a look below to find out what you need to do:
The Valuation Process
There are a number of ways you can find out the answer to the question ‘how much is my house worth?’ and often these are relatively straightforward to arrange.
You can find options online to get quick valuations, like this tool from Andrews, but you can also contact agents and other companies to get quick surveys carried out. You may also want to look at which properties in your area (similar to yours) have sold for recently to get an idea of how much they are worth.
Steps to Improve Value
After this initial estimate, rather than spending a lot of money on a complete renovation of your home, you could do the following to help boost the value of your home:
Creating a blank canvas
Clear out all the clutter in your rooms and repaint the property in plain colours to make these areas seem fresher and bigger.
Improving kerb appeal
Tidy all your gardens and make the areas around your property spacious and easy to manage. In a similar vein, you can also paint the exterior of your property or even use a pressure washer to clean off any dirt or grime on paved or bricked areas.
Adding little extras
If you do want to spend a small amount of money on doing up your home then focus on the little things that can make a big difference. These are features like:
- Curtain rails and poles
- Blinds in the windows
- Modern plugs and light fittings
- Double glazing and secure doors with multiple locks
- A burglar alarm
After you’ve carried out the above, you can then review the price of your property using the aforementioned methods and hopefully you should see a rise in the potential amount you could put your home on the market for.
So, make sure you take on board this advice and soon you could get right best amount possible for your property, without having to invest in a significant renovation.