Deciding to sell your home is a big decision and you will of course want to get the best price possible for your property. There are a number of simple and inexpensive things you can do to make your home more appealing to potential buyers and optimise the price you sell it for.
The cliche is true – first impressions do count, especially when selling a property. Give your home the best chance of impressing buyers by repainting your front door and making sure the outside of the property is looking neat and tidy. Trim any front garden hedges and ensure bins aren’t overflowing. The entrance hall is integral to a good first impression, so paint it in a neutral colour and add some welcoming lighting.
This is the easiest way to make your home more appealing. A clutter-free home looks bigger and allows the buyer to visualise themselves living there – two factors which will sell your Chudleigh property. However, while you should remove clutter from surfaces, don’t depersonalise your home. People viewing the property are buying into a lifestyle they think the house will provide, so make your home looked well loved, but clean and clutter free.
Hanging wall mirrors has the effect of making rooms look bigger. This works particularly well in cosy hallways or smaller bedrooms.
Fix and refresh
Another way to make rooms look bigger is to paint the walls in a light and neutral colour. A lick of neutral paint also allows buyers to visualise themselves living in the house, having the effect of a blank canvas. Make sure you fix leaky taps or anything broken and tidy up any garden spaces.
This seems like an obvious point, but your house needs to be spotless and sparkling clean. If you have pets which smell, it might be a good idea to give them to a friend to look after during house viewings. Smell is a sense which shouldn’t be overlooked so put fragrant flowers in the hall way or have coffee brewing in the kitchen.
Or to add serious value…
If you can afford it, redoing the kitchen is great way to add value to your home. It’s the most valuable room in the house and where most people will spend the majority of their time, so a new kitchen can be a real clincher for potential buyers. Putting in a loft conversion is another way to add a lot of value to your home. If you don’t have the funds to do this, at least get planning permission for it so you can inform potential buyers of the opportunity for more space and investment potential.
If you’re thinking of selling, buying or renting in and around the Chudleigh area, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the friendly and expert team at Autograph Estate Agents.