When selling a property, you will, most certainly, always try to get as much money as possible for it. On the other hand, buyers will try to lower the price. You both have interest in doing so. Here are some tips and tricks on how to increase the value of your house that no buyer could argue against.
Freshen up the colours
It may seem a bit off the clock to repaint the house you intend to sell, but it will do more than you could think. Opt for bright colours, white, beige, champagne, to open up the space, and make sure you mention to buyers that no further investment into walls is necessary for a while.
Doors, knobs, windows
The first thing a buyer sees are your entrance doors, as well as door knobs. You want them to look good, so fix anything that is broken, any paint that is peeling off, and the like. Also, inspect windows and fix them if necessary. Maybe some of them are not as tight as they used to be, maybe some are leaking when there are rain showers. Fix it before your buyers start coming.
Floors, tiles, wood furnishings
It is very important how a person feels when walking. You want your buyers to like how they feel when they enter your property, so any slippery spots, any tiles that move, any screechy spots, and the like, are something you do not want. If you can’t fix it yourself, call a neighbour, a relative, or an expert. It will pay off in the long run.
Plumbing and electricity installations
One very important thing to pay attention to are any sort of installations, be it plumbing, electricity, gas, or the like. Besides regular yearly checks you are supposed to do, you should check them once again before going on the market, and make sure they are immaculate, because that ensures a buyer the house is reliable.
Bathroom and kitchen
Some consider the kitchen the most important room when buying a new property, so if there is anything you can do to make it more appealing to your prospective buyers, do it. Make sure no taps are leaking; no tiles are moving; that all the doors and knobs are in order. If possible, replace any old elements; clean up everything; and use air fresheners to produce a pleasant, yet mild, scent.
If your house has an attic or a ceiling, make sure to clean them up. Of course you cannot remove everything in no time, but at least make sure they are not woven in spider webs and filled with dust and stench. Same goes for any space: take out all you no longer need to make the space seem bigger.
Consider your house location and neighbourhood and emphasize to buyers the possibilities of public transport, good local schools, pleasant people around, neighbourhood watch area, and use them as an advantage to your house. Once they see they could settle in a safe and family area, the price should be no problem.
Agent or agency
These are all things you can do yourself, but there are some others that are more suiting for an agency. You do not want to overpay an agent, so experts from Think Conveyancing are a bull’s eye here. They are an enormous help, they know the market, they know both buyers and sellers, they can estimate how much your house is worth and can negotiate a good price for you. They work for you, not vice versa.