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Top 5 Tips To Increase Your Property Value


For some of us, choosing a home means that you are picking a place that you are going to live in for the rest of your life. However, for others, a property is an investment. One that they want to sell on and reap the benefits from in the long term.

If you fit into the second group of people, then chances are that you are going to want to see as much as possible from your investment when the time does come to sell. This means that you will want to know more about ways that you can increase the value of property and attract the best price.

The good thing is that not every property value increasing task has to be long-winded, expensive or difficult to do. In fact, there to show you just how easy it can be to increase the value of your property, we have put together our top 5 tips to increase your properties value.

Install underfloor heating 
We all like to have a warm and inviting home, which means that having high quality underfloor heating systems is a great investment to make into your property. There are a variety of benefits to installing underfloor heating into your home. One of the main reasons that is that it delivers an effective way to heat a room, more so than you may realise. Another great reason is because compared to other methods of heating your home, underfloor heating is cost-effective and this means that you will end up paying out less on your energy bills.

Finally, underfloor heating is definitely a draw to prospective buyers. It gives the impression of a modern home, one that is packed full of things that are going to make life easier. Something that is definitely going to make people want to put in a good offer.

Pay some attention to the front of your home
When someone comes to view your house, the first thing that they are going to see is the outside. This will create a first impression, one that could cloud what they think of the rest of your house. This means that it is incredibly important that you think about paying some attention to the front of your home. Tidy up the garden and make sure that you have mowed the lawn and de-weeded the garden too. You should also, if you have time, give the front door a lick of paint, as this will help to make sure that it looks attractive to prospective buyers.

Paint the house
Talking about paint, if you are really taking your investment seriously, then one top tip is to grab a roller and paint the house. This doesn’t have to be a complete colour refresh, it is more about topping up the colour that you already have, making sure that it looks fresh and new. It is good to try and stay away from anything too garish or bright, as this could actually end up putting off someone from making an offer, or decrease what they are happy to pay.

Concentrate on the kitchen
One of the most important rooms in the house is the kitchen, and the condition of your kitchen can play a huge part in the offer that you receive on your house. This means, if you do have the time and money to spare, then one of the best investments that you can make is to transform the kitchen space. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a complete re-fit, you just need to look at the parts that need some help to look their best.

Upgrade your windows
Old-style single glazed windows are not seen very often in homes, and this is for good reason. Single glazed windows are not only less attractive than the double glazed option, but they are also less efficient and effective at keeping the home heated, as well as keeping out noise pollution. Upgrading the windows in your property can be expensive, so this should only be an option if you have the money, however, it is definitely worthwhile paying out for if you can.

When you want to make a profit in your property, you are going to find that you need to put some money into it. Upgrade the key areas of the property and then, when the time comes to sell, you will see a rather nice profit for your initial investment.

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3 comments:

  1. Surpring how simple things can really improve selling power -
    Upgrading and maintenance are the key

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  2. Emma C08:07

    Really good post - first impressions are vital!

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  3. An excellent list. I have always found it curious that some people spend thousands upgrading their kitchens and bathrooms but fail to make their property frontage tidy and attractive.

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