If you know you will be moving house, it is crucial to prep your current home for sale to achieve the best possible sale price. Many things may affect the final sale price of a house. Some of these are cheap and easy to do, and others are significant undertakings. Let’s look at ways to make your property more attractive to a buyer and examine the merits of doing so and decide what needs to be done.
Sometimes redecorating can give a room a new lease of life. Making a room pop when you first enter it can be vital in selling a house. It may be difficult for the viewer to see the potential if the décor is old-fashioned or just a little drab and in need of refreshing. There are so many ways we can adapt a room to be more welcoming; a splash of paint, some plants, or even just changing the lighting.
Check the Utilities
Every time an offer is made on a home, the buyer will want to have a home report carried out. It’s best to know if there are likely to be any nasty surprises before you put the house on the market. Good advice would be to have the electrics and plumbing checked out by qualified tradesmen. If any problems are highlighted, you can decide if it’s best to fix them before putting the house on the market or just sell as-is.
Ensure it’s Pest Free
One thing that’s certain to decimate your realistic asking price is if an insect infestation is found on the property. Something like Fruit Flies can cause vast amounts of damage if not identified and taken care of early. But, if you get a good pest control company to deal with the issue, no one will ever know it happened.
Don’t Neglect Outdoor Areas.
Often, we don’t think as much about the outdoor areas of our homes; they just are as they are. But when you consider that the exterior is the first thing anyone sees, even in adverts, we should quickly realize how important it is. A new cost of exterior wall paint can make all the difference. Ensuring the garden space is clean, weeded, and tidy also makes a huge difference. We could consider additional landscaping to improve the area further as well giving a truly finished look.
Add to the Property
Why not consider building an extension to the property? Or converting a garage or loft into an extra room? This may sound like a crazy idea when you are preparing to leave. But a spare room can add more value to the sale price than it costs to construct it. The downside is that such a project will take time. Do you have the time to complete the changes before you need to sell? And are you willing to be living in a building site for the last weeks or months in your home?