Posted on: 30 December 2015Share
If you are thinking about selling your home, you'll want to make sure that you are doing everything in your power to make it attractive to buyers so that it sells for a really great price. While you might not have the capital to make dramatic improvements such as attic conversions or conservatory extensions, there are smaller fixes that you can make to a house that will really improve its sale price. All you need to do is follow these inside tricks from the real estate world.
Make appliances match. As you probably know, the kitchen is the most important room in the house for improving its value, and this means a lot of your attention should be focused there. If a prospective buyer walks in and finds lots of mismatched appliances with different materials and colours, they will be underwhelmed. Call the manufacturers to see about just getting the surface panels replaced. This will be much cheaper than buying all new appliances.
Create another room. Creating a guest room doesn't mean that you have to commit to something as extreme as an involved attic conversion. If you have a small room in the house that just acts as a dumping ground, take the stuff out, put it in storage for a while, and just add a closet to the now empty room to show that it can work as an additional room. A three bed is nearly always going to sell for more than a two bed so go ahead and make the change.
Take care of the carpeting. Carpeting is a lovely type of flooring in any house because it feels so good under your feet, but over time, carpets can easily develop stains and general wear and tear. It's well worth hiring a professional cleaning company to give your carpets a steam clean that will lift all the dirt and stains out and make your home much more presentable. If stains remain, or some areas look a little threadbare, strategically move furniture to cover the worst offenders, or use decorative rugs.
Revamp your front door. What is the very first aspect of your house that a potential buyer will see? Your front door. First impressions count, so your front door has to look the part. Giving your front door a lick of paint and a new and shiny knocker can make the world of difference. You could even replace the door entirely so you have something more detailed and ornate.