If you’re going to sell your house, it makes sense to try to sell it for as high as you can. It is normally best to take your time and wait for a buyer who will meet your asking price. But if you want to sell fast and don’t want to compromise too much with the price, you will have to make it more attractive to buyers. To do that, you need to increase the value of your home.
Know Your Market
Is your house near a school? Then arrange your house to be more suitable for students and families. Live in a place favoured by retirees? Depending on who they are (are they locals or expatriate retirees from Asia or the UK?), they may seek different conveniences and comforts. Find out who the potential buyers are in your location and tailor your house to their needs. That way, you will receive more offers to buy.
Repairs and Renovation
Address all necessary repairs before putting your house up for sale. Here in the UK, replace your pipe boxing if you feel the need to do so, shares Contour. Replace any rusty rain gutters and, at the very least, patch up any leaks in the roof if it will cost too much to have the roof replaced completely. Apply a fresh coat of paint to give your house a new look. Remember that cosmetic touch ups should be done with a neutral eye, discounting your own taste. Prospective buyers want to be able to imagine themselves making their mark instead of seeing your fingerprints all over the house.
If you feel that adding an extra bedroom, even if you just partition a larger room, will increase your house’s appeal, do so. Touching up the kitchen draws in a lot of buyers as well. You may also want to consider adding another toilet and bath or even just a toilet. Those are, again, little things that many buyers will like.
If you can afford a major renovation, go ahead and renovate first. If you’re on a tighter budget pick your projects and do them well so you can be on your way to a quick sale.