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If you’re thinking of selling your home, you may get a higher price for it if you invest a little money in home improvements before putting the property on the market.
While it may sound strange to invest time and money on a home you’re trying to get rid of, a few changes and updates to your property could give you decent bang for your buck in terms of resale value. These simple renovation ideas could help you add value to your property without breaking the bank.
Get Repairs Done
While you may be tempted to start on bigger projects such as a bathroom remodel or loft conversion, don’t forget the basic structural and cosmetic repairs that will add significant value to your property. Getting those repairs taken care of might seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be amazed how many people rush to do order new living room curtains before repairing that leak in the second-floor bathroom. Not a great sign when the real estate agent brings your potential buyers through for a showing!
Install Central Heating
Installing a new central heating system—or updating your old one—is a sure-fire way to boost the value of your house. Older houses are charming in many ways, but chilly hallways is not one of them. Even some more modern houses have out-dated heating systems that do not heat the home efficiently or cost-effectively. An extra plus that comes with updating the central heating is that even if you don’t sell your house immediately, you will save extra money on energy bills while you’re still living in your home. A new—and more importantly, energy-efficient—central heating system is a powerful selling-point, as buyers usually take future costs into account, in addition to the listing price.
Of course, the furniture in your home has no bearing on its value on the property market. However, one of the most effective ways to increase your chances of finding a buyer, and the price you get for your home, is by displaying your home to its full advantage with the use of tasteful, stylish furniture. Of course, it’s not worth your while completely redecorating your home in order to sell. Even if your furniture is already tasteful and stylish, it may be a little too personal, which can alienate buyers. Consider Home Staging. Modern, tasteful furniture arranged to professional interior design standards lets your home’s true potential shine by showing potential buyers how amazing the house can look.
Your garden is not technically part of your house, but it will make a strong impression on a potential buyer. Not only is your garden a testament to the care you have put into the property, letting the buyer know that the property has been looked after, but giving your garden a fresh look helps the buyer to imagine the type of lifestyle that is possible if they buy your house. If you’re a keen gardener, you can do the landscaping yourself, or hire a professional to take your garden to the next level.
Whether you’re putting your home on the market now, or you’re thinking of selling in the near future, these home improvement tips will help you fetch a higher price for your house.