Whether you are just contemplating listing your property or you have been looking at the for-sale board in the front garden for far longer than you had hoped, you want to get the best deal from your house sale to help with your next step in life. Now that you have made the decision to move on, you’re probably not that motivated to spend your hard-earned money on the house you’re planning to leave. Especially when your finances are now ring-fenced for the whole selling/buying/moving process.
Don’t worry, if you are not in a position to think about shelling out thousands for extensions or conservatories to increase the returns on your investment, there are still plenty of relatively simple and less expensive things you can do to add value to your home and potentially speed up the sale.
Unless you are actually selling a renovation project, it should be reasonably obvious to address any major issues before putting your house on the market. But what about the all the small damage from general wear and tear?
You may have lived with the wobbly stair tread, the puppy-chewed door frame or the crack in the bedroom ceiling for so long you have virtually forgotten about it, but these little details equal added expenditure for potential buyers, who might let the finer details distract them from an otherwise excellent purchase.
The personal items that make your house into your home are the very same that may hamper the viewers ability to picture themselves living in the house.
The kitchen alone can be the deal sealer or breaker in a house sale. Unless your kitchen is in a very poor condition, it’s usually not practical or worth replacing an entire kitchen before selling, yet you need it to appeal to your buyers. It is, however, simple to refresh a kitchen on a tight budget.
First impressions are important in any situation. With many viewers deciding whether they are interested or not before they have even entered the house, make sure that the face of your house looks friendly and welcoming. Unkempt windows and doors can put buyers off because they immediately think about the cost of replacing them.
According to one survey, up to 40% of sellers do not tidy their gardens, yet around the same amount of buyers think it is important that a property’s outside space is presented nicely. Just as discussed in the previous section, think of the garden as part of the appearance. Dishevelled and unkempt never gives the right impression.
With relatively little expense other than some hard work which you and your family can easily do, it is easy to really add value to your home so that potential buyers can see it at its best, helping you to secure a quicker sale at the right price.
Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, the local experts here at Zaza Johnson & Bath estate agents in Shrewsbury are your perfect partner. Call us today on 01743 248351 or use the contact form below to find out how we can help.
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Our team has performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer services levels.
Zaza Johnson & Bath have now been shortlisted for a number of national awards which will be announced later in the year.
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