If you’re looking to sell a house quickly, preparation is key. From keeping an eye on the property market in the months leading up to your home being listed to ensure you get the best possible valuation, to having a property lined up ready to move into so that the chain moves as quickly and efficiently as possible, there’s a lot to think about.
One of the main things vendors aim to do is get their property on and off the market as quickly as possible. Achieving the best price possible for your home while making a sale at record speed isn’t easy, with vendors up and down the country on the lookout for the best tips and tricks for property market success.
When it comes to helping your house to sell with home improvements, there’s work that can be done both inside and outside the property to entice prospective purchasers, increase value and ultimately, make a quick sale.
In this blog post, we’ve outlined some of the top home improvement tips for a faster house sale.
When you’ve lived in a home for a number of years, areas can become cluttered and, as a result, potential space lost. When it comes to attracting buyers, space is everything.
With space comes potential, and for any buyer looking for a new home, this will be at the top of their wish list. As such, making the most of the space available inside and outside your home is key.
If your loft space is something you’d completely forgotten existed, the chances are it could be put to better use. If you’re looking to add value to your home and make a faster sale, converting this redundant, dark and cobweb-ridden storage space into a bright and airy living space adds to your property’s potential and excites potential buyers.
With the ability to add 20% onto your property value, not to mention an entirely new room in your house, investing in a loft conversion prior to selling up can help attract more buyers, boost the market value of your home and encourage a quick sale.
If you’re looking for a relatively quick-win home improvement which will stop house hunters in their tracks and have people queuing to view your home, then a garage conversion could be for you.
With no planning permission required and very little disruption to your existing home during the conversion process, a well-executed garage conversion is a popular choice with vendors who want to add appeal to their home and make a speedy sale.
Like what’s on the inside, what’s on the outside of your property is just as important to making a quick sale.
Prospective buyers want to see potential in the garden surrounding your property, as well as a well-maintained space. While a large, well cared for lawn can help show off your garden’s size, it can also be quite underwhelming.
Simply redesigning your garden to include thoughtful features, such as an area for socialising, a wide array of colourful plants and upkeep structural hedges and borders can increase property kerb appeal and help shed your garden, and entire property, in the best light.
One of the best known home improvement tips is to create a blank canvas which doesn’t put off any potential buyers, but also allows them to see the potential in a property.
When it comes to making your property fit this criteria to increase the chances of a quick sale, the best thing you can do it keep any home improvements you choose to make neutral.
Whether you’re giving your walls a lick of paint to freshen up the overall look of your property’s interior or adding a fresh and modern kitchen or bathroom to entice prospective purchasers, keeping things mainstream in design and colour is best.
Although you might like garish features and vibrant colours, the chances that those interested in purchasing your home have the same views are slim. From the style of bathroom you choose to install to the colour for your newly installed kitchen cupboards, picking from the most popular colour palettes such as white, grey and cream, is likely to lead to the best sales results.
The same goes for your garden area. If you’re going to the effort of updating your garden in the hopes of making a quick sale, making changes that sit well with the majority of prospects is always wise.
From what you choose to plant to the features you add to your outdoor space, ensuring everything is pleasing on the eye and that there’s nothing which could signal red to interested parties is the safest approach to ensure your improvements help your house sale, not hinder it.
For more information about completing improvements to your home in and around Hertfordshire, contact the team at Refresh Interiors today.