7 easy ways to add value to your house

how to add value to your house

Want to know how to add value to your house? If you want to sell your house quickly and for the best price possible, these 7 easy steps will help you add value to your house.

How to add value to your house

Provide a warm welcome

First impressions last, and it is estimated that a buyer will decide whether or not to buy your property in just 7 seconds.

Cleaning up or re-painting a front door, new plants and a clean tidy frontage will all add to your property’s kerb appeal and saleability. Also ensure your property has a door number so it’s easy for potential buyers to find.

Spruce up your floors

Carpet stains or chipped laminate will instantly knock value off your property. A professional carpet clean can work wonders or, if your flooring is too far gone, replacing it will have a big impact on your property’s value.

New flooring needn’t break the bank though; something simple, plain and neutral will appeal to the widest audience.

Bathroom overhaul

A bathroom can make or break a house sale, and mean a difference of thousands of pounds to the price you sell your property for.

Ensuring your grout is looking its best with some bleach and an old toothbrush, and replacing any silicon that’s looking a little worse for wear can give a tired bathroom a new lease of life in just a couple of hours.

Kitchen make-over

Most people consider the kitchen to be one of the most important rooms in a property, and it can have a huge impact on the value of your home.

A new worktop or cupboard doors can add thousands to the value of your property in less than a day. We even have some small kitchen ideas to add extra value.

Get gardening

Tangled trees and overgrown hedges can obscure views, block light and make a property feel smaller than it really is. Tackling an unkempt garden could add thousands to the value of your property overnight.

Neutralise the décor

Neutral wall colours and uncluttered décor will instantly lead to your property having greater and wider appeal, and therefore have a positive impact on house value. A fresh coat of paint will also make your home feel lighter, brighter and more airy.

Remove the question marks from your house

Address anything that will make a buyer stop and think “what’s that?” – it could be a chipped front step, some peeling wallpaper, a hairline crack in the wall or a leaky tap; any little job that you haven’t quite got round to doing that will raise questions for a potential buyer and stop them rushing to make an offer to buy your property.

It can be helpful to ask a friend or family member to come and view your house critically, pointing out anything that they feel might put a potential buyer off.

If you need to sell a house quickly, Quick Move Now can buy a house in as little as 7 days.

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This content was written by Quick Move Now
Published on 18th August 2015
Last updated on 5th September 2018

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