Selling your home is never an easy task. There are the viewings, the offers, the negotiating, not to mention the waiting game.
In a competitive market, you need to put yourself in the greatest position on the property ladder, and the best way to do so is by making sure your home stands out from the rest on the market.
One of the key ways to do this is by adding value to your property. Whether it’s by adding some outdoor paving slabs or getting an extension, here some tips and ideas to help you boost your home’s selling power.
Give The Outside of Your Home a Makeover
The first thing to address is the look of your home. Ask yourself, when looking at the exterior of the building, does it really give the impression that you’d like it to?
First opinions are essential as it only takes an instant for a person to decide whether they like a home, so it’s important that you make that decision for them. Give the outside of your house a bit of a makeover. What condition is your garden in, does it need bringing to life a little? Is your drive looking worse for wear? Then why not treat it some new paving slabs? Aspects such as these are the perfect way to add value to your property.
Tailor Your Property to The Market
Now we’re not saying go crazy, but it’s always a good idea to try and think outside the box a little when it comes to making your home more attractive to those looking for a new place. Think about where your property is located and who will most likely be viewing it, and then tailor it to this particular audience.
Based in a more urban area? Then make sure that your home looks sharp, modern and on trend, ready to catch the eye of buyers searching for the house of their dreams.
Perhaps it needs to be more family orientated, or more environmentally friendly? No matter which route you take, small updates such as these can really give your home that added advantage.
Consider Having an Extension
Another means of gaining the attention of potential buyers is to give your home that certain something which others don’t have, like an extension for instance.
An extension not only adds more space to the building, but it could also make it more appealing to those who view it (so many ideas for that extra room!).
This isn’t necessarily a quick fix solution, as you need to seek planning permission first, have plans drawn up and make sure you can afford to have the work completed to a good standard. What’s more, you need to ensure the extension will add value to your home when it’s finished.
Why not try a loft conversion to create an additional bedroom? Or invest in a conservatory to give your place that element of style which other homes lack? Whatever you choose, opting for an extension is definitely worth thinking about.
***This is a guest post***