Whether you’re ready to sell right now, or you have plans to move to a different property in the future, making the right choices within your home to ensure maximum value is crucial.

Making the decision to sell means that you have to view your home in a different light and look at it more objectively, ensuring that you make your home as appealing and efficient
as it can be.

Our friends at Residential People have years of experience working to connect people with property, and they revolutionised the way people search for properties. Here, they discuss simple
ways you can add more value to your home.

1. Make your home more energy efficient

Making the right moves towards being more energy efficient can actually add £25,000 to your selling price overall. Raising your energy efficiency rating from a G or F could also give a 6% increase in the selling price. Not to mention being more energy efficient will benefit you whilst you are still living in the home, such as a huge reduction on utility bills and spending less on heating.

2. Maintain the outside space

If you have huge garden or yard potential but it’s not used, this may put off potential buyers. If the space is there, invest in transforming it into a useable and attractive garden and consider installing a shed or a seating area to add value when it comes to be marketed.

3. Ensure it’s nicely decorated

Some potential buyers may not be able to visualise how a room could look, and it’s important to do all you can to help them. Making sure all rooms are decorated and fully furnished
will be more appealing to viewers and therefore more likely that they will put in an offer.

4. Make the most of natural light

A home is more likely to sell if it is light, airy and bright, with lots of natural light. Consider exchanging heavy curtains for simple blinds which allow more light in, or re-paint using brighter colour choices whilst minimising bulky furniture in the room which could be blocking light.

5. Don’t underestimate visual security

This could be something as simple as adding a chain or an extra lock on the front door, ensuring all the windows have locks and keys, or installing an alarm outside the property. Visible security features will make a potential buyer feel more secure, and more likely to warm to the place.

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Daniel Peacock

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