If you’re thinking of selling your home, there are a few essential steps you need to take to ensure the best possible price come auction day. In this article, we look at five simple projects you can undertake to boost the value of your property.
- Make a strong first impression
It’s a cliché, but you can only make a first impression once and the first glimpse that potential buyers get of your property when they drive up can seriously impact their perception of value. Curb appeal needs to be taken seriously and that means cleaning your path or driveway, filling up any patchy areas of grass with seed, sweeping the front porch, and tidying up the garden beds. If potential buyers are impressed by a neat, well maintained exterior, they are more likely to overlook damaged or unfinished areas inside the property.
- De-clutter your home
Clutter makes houses look smaller, dirtier, and uglier. It also makes it look lived in and leaves no room for potential buyers to imagine what kind of home they could make in the space. De-cluttering and proper cleaning is one of the best things you can do to improve the appearance and value of your home. Investing in a storage locker is a good idea, as it means that buyers are free to look through the house without encountering any of your clutter.
- Remove personal items
Much like clutter, personal items make the property look like someone’s home, and mean that it’s harder for buyers to imagine themselves living there. Remove photographs, awards, children’s artwork and mail so that when people look around, they see a property with the potential to become their home.
- Bring in the green
Potted plants or cut flowers are a great way to bring energy and life into your home. Use plants in every room of your home to draw attention to features, and fill in empty places left by your de-cluttering.
- Don’t underestimate the power of staging
Staging means planning out the furniture, lighting and furnishings in a room to highlight it’s features and downplay it’s disadvantages. Cleaning and de-cluttering are key parts of this process but other staging tricks include investing in new linen, editing furniture so that each room has a clear purpose, and adding in small details like a fresh bowl of fruit in your kitchen and fresh bars of soap in your bathroom.
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