Making Improvements to your home

When preparing your house to sell there are a number of things you can do to increase its desirability. Of course there are the basics that everyone considers such as is the house clean and tidy, but there are also a number of things you can do to increase your property appeal and sometimes even its value.

Making DIY improvements to your home can be a bit of a grey area and it is vital you consider how it will benefit your property before diving in. A bodged DIY job can end up reducing your property value by around 11% of the asking price so don’t take on more than you can handle.

Small jobs like fixing that creaky door frame, finishing the wallpapering in the spare room or adding a lock to the toilet door can all be beneficial. However to make money you often have to spend money and if your property is in need of more substantial work, hire a professional.  Double glazing or cladding your properties exterior can provide a welcome face list and as first impressions count this can often be beneficial to your sale. Internally improving your energy efficiency with insulation or a more modern heating system can also be money well spent.

With all this considered sometimes the best thing to do is nothing at all. There is a niche pocket of buyers that are looking for a project to turn their hands to and sometimes costly improvements can eat into the profit they are intended to generate. Leaving your property in its current state may mean lowering your asking price but this can result in more money in your back pocket in the long run.

Whether you have a DIY project or not, give our expert team a call on 0333 600 699 or fill out a call back form get your property on the market quickly.

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