When looking to sell your home, you want to get the best price possible. You paid a lot for your home, and if you’ve lived in it for a long time, you probably feel quite attached to it. Giving up a home is always difficult - but fetching a good price for it can soften that blow. There are several things you can do to affect the pricing of your home when selling. From interior to exterior, small to large, there will be at least one thing in this list that will suit your needs.
Most people will make up their mind about a property within the first few minutes - especially if this conclusion is negative. For this reason, making a positive first impression is essential.
But what is the first thing a potential buyer will see when arriving to view the property? The exterior. A YouGov survey in 2019 found that most people believe windows, rooves, and the front garden are the three most important aspects of having strong ‘curb appeal.’
Considering this, it is key to work on the exterior of your house - from maintaining a beautiful garden (why not think about planting some flowers?) to keeping your roof clean. Hiring some roofers to get your roof in top shape might seem expensive, but the value it can add to your house for homebuyers is clear.
Windows were the top priority, with 71% of respondents saying it affected their view of a house. Ensure your windows are clean and think about filling them with either plant pots or beautiful furniture. On the outside, make sure there are no signs of rot or flaking paint.
Use a professional home stager
Home staging is the process of preparing a home to show a house at its best for the real estate market. Home stagers will come in and do up your house in a way that will look desirable for possible buyers. The competition in multiple buyers wanting to buy your house will drive up the price. This method also often means your home gets sold quickly. Home staging often focuses on making a house look welcoming and accessible, so potential buyers can see themselves living in your house.
Add a bathroom
A more time-consuming and expensive way to add value to your house is to add a bathroom. Bathrooms are one of the key features homes list when selling, so being able to say your house has two bathrooms rather than one will make it more desirable to buyers, and therefore be sold for more. In 2019, 29% of houses sold had recently had a new bathroom fitted, showing the impact of adding a bathroom to your home. Adding a bathroom should allow you to sell faster and for more.
Update your house to sell quicker!
Considering these options should help you to sell for more. When the time comes for potential buyers to visit, though, don’t forget the basics, like clearing, cleaning, and putting a welcoming atmosphere into your home.
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