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How to improve the cost of your house before selling

15th March 2016 Print

If you are considering selling your home, there are a few things that you will need to do to prepare for a successful sale. For some home owners, this means rushing out to the garden shed to grab your tools and begin doing some much-needed DIY but for others, it is all about picking up the phone and getting a professional to do the hard work for you. Selling a property in any competitive property market can be tough and ensuring your home has the perfect balance between aesthetically pleasing and fully functional is essential. 

When someone invests into property, they will likely be viewing several similar priced and sized properties in the area and your property has to stand out from the competition. For more info on how to sell a property or to find a professional building company to help get your property in better shape for selling, you should conduct some online research. 

Roof Repairs 

One of the most important types of repair jobs you will need to do is on your roof, as any intelligent potential buyer will check out the state of your roof before investing. 

Here are a few of the types of services that are commonly available through a professional roofing company:

- Loft insulation 

- Roof repairs

- Removal of moss and ivy 

- Re-tiling work

- Re-slating work 

- Guttering 

Ensuring that small things like the gutters are all working well is important but it is also a good idea to make sure that the entire roof is in good working order by having new tiles or slates installed by a professional roofing company. 

A Fresh Lick of Paint 

This is arguably the most important job that you need to do to a property before you put it on the market. From the exterior to the interior of the property, give every wall a fresh coat of paint to make it look clean, modern and bright as old, dilapidated walls are a huge turn-off for potential buyers. 

Top Tip: Use a neutral shade and not something bold or dramatic such as dark red or bright yellow and this will help you to appeal to the masses rather than a select few. 

Upgrade Kitchen 

A kitchen is one of the most used rooms in any home and its communal nature means it is one of the most important rooms to do up before you begin showing buyers around. 

Consider the following:

- Free up space on the sideboards

- Invest in modern stainless steel appliances, such as a kettle and toaster 

- Get extra cupboards fitted if you are short of storage space

- Have leaky taps fixed

The kitchen needs to look neat and tidy so that it functions well, which means clearing out the clutter. 

From having the electrics rewired and any plumbing issues fixed, through to having broken floors repaired and organising a deep clean, there are a few things that can be done inexpensively to make a big difference to the value of your property.