Selling Your Home? Free Tips That Could Add Thousands to its Value

Posted on February 28, 2019

Whether your current home is one of many property investments you’ve made or your first labour of love, getting the right price for the care and attention you’ve put into it is important. A bit of preparation can go a long way in achieving the asking price you want and deserve. Known as ‘staging’, preparing your home for viewers and subsequent sale will not only help you achieve that ‘sold’ status a lot faster but could potentially increase your property’s value by thousands.

Here we share the free tips that will make your home more valuable so you can move onto pastures new with more money in your pocket.

Up its kerb appeal

First impressions count for a lot. In fact, most potential purchasers make up their minds about a property in the first few seconds of laying eyes on it. Increasing the kerb appeal of your property doesn’t take much. Some simple weeding and a quick tidy up will help you win over viewers. Investing in some colourful planters and sprucing up the fencing that borders your front garden will also enhance the exterior no-end.

Grab your toolbox

Whilst major issues put potential buyers off from purchasing a property, minor problems give them ammunition too. Even small DIY tasks that take minutes to complete worry buyers. Properties that need minor work not only look shabby but result in extra expense, giving potential purchasers the ultimate excuse to put in a low or ‘cheeky’ offer.

Most buyers don’t want the hassle of completing extra work. Make sure they have nothing to be concerned about by grabbing your toolbox and completing some home improvements before you list your home.

Hit refresh on your flooring

Quick fixes aside, there are some things that are worth spending more money on, even if you have plans to sell. Dirty carpets and worn wooden floors are a huge no-no for buyers, and provide a simple way to knock down the price of a property. Replace damaged or worn flooring if your budget allows it. If funds are limited professional carpet cleaning can help.

Let there be light

Lighting is important in every home, whatever its size. A well-lit home looks more attractive and appealing to buyers, so throw those curtains back and keep those windows pristine. If natural light isn’t in abundance, make up for it with the careful placement of artificial lighting.

Enlist the right agent

Finding an estate agent in Sunderland that you can trust is important when selling a property. Selling is extremely stressful but with an agent like us in tow you can ensure worries are minimised and results maximised.

Here at Hackett Property, we work on your behalf to help you achieve the best possible price for your property. As well as using proven marketing techniques to attract the right buyers, we make recommendations to ensure your property is ready for sale. Book a valuation with our Sunderland estate agents today to get started.