The Most Effective Ways to Add Value to a Home
Even though the world is on the brink of a global recession thanks to Covid-19 lockdowns, there are still potential buyers looking to invest in a new home. Some may be first-time buyers; others may be looking to purchase an additional property as an investment. When considering the sale of your home, it is imperative that the property is presented to prospective purchasers in the best possible way. This short article will offer you some guidelines on what to do to get your property shipshape for an open day.
Walkway to the Door
Many home repair shows on television these days place a great deal of emphasis on this point. The path leading toward the front door should be clean, well-kept and inviting. If your walkway is paved, be certain that all the blocks are level to avoid your guests tripping and possibly injuring themselves.
One of the quickest ways to give your home a new look and feel is to paint. Home viewers often attend open houses not only to look at different properties but to inspect them for any additional work that may be required after the contract has been signed. A house that is freshly painted both indoors and outside creates a great impression. When painting with the intention to sell, it is advisable to use neutral colours. This makes for easier decorating once the purchasers take ownership of their new house.
Building a garden from nothing requires a substantial financial outlay, so many potential home buyers would prefer to purchase a property with an already-established one. To make your garden more appealing to prospects, it is crucial to make sure that it is tidy and ordered. Keep the lawn and beds watered, and replace wilted flowers with fresh, colourful blooms.
Increase the Area
Making fixed additions to your home before selling is not the best idea. This doesn’t mean that you should not try to increase the area of available space on your property. Log cabins are an excellent way to achieve this goal and can increase effective space by at least ten square meters. Estate agents often market such outbuildings as desirable by citing their potentially multifunctional uses.
Remodel High Traffic Areas
The first three areas that come to mind as ‘high traffic’ are the living room, the bathroom, and the kitchen. At any given time, there is likely to be at least one person in these spaces. We’ve already recommended painting, so other key areas to consider are flooring and windows. Lifting old carpets and replacing them with hardwood floors immediately gives any room a new lease on life.
A bathroom remodel could include the insertion of a skylight to increase the amount of natural light in the space, or you might want to replace outdated countertops with something more durable and sustainable.
With these tips, we’re certain that you will be able to improve the pre-sale condition of your home and transform it into a desirable space that will have many potential homebuyers making offers to purchase.