How to add value to your home and ask for a higher price when selling

Selling your home with Hammersmith estate agents is a big decision. We understand that the process of moving home comes with an abundance of emotions such as leaving behind your much-loved home, the memories and all the sentimental element that comes with it. Despite this, a home is also an investment, one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime. Therefore, it makes sense that you would want to ensure you get the best price for your property when selling it.


With this in mind, what can you do to add value to your home and then get the best possible price when selling?


Give it a Lick of Paint


Painting your home is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to improve its appearance. Paint can become old and worn over time, affecting the appearance of your home in every room—from the hallway to the bedrooms, the kitchen to the bathroom. Thus, making an investment in paint can give your house a brand-new appearance, making it look better in pictures, allowing you to increase your asking price. 

Rearrange the Look

Although you may have furniture in places that work for you, you may want to change its positioning to make your home appear larger. Try moving sofas and chairs into new locations and try to remove some ornaments and picture frames, to create a more spacious feel and allow potential buyers to easily visualize themselves living there.  

Try adding in mirrors if possible and open up rooms so that when potential buyers walk in, they will feel as though there is more room than there actually is. If someone loves your home because of the changes you make, you might find that they make you an offer that matches your asking price.

Update The Garden

It doesn’t matter whether it is the murky depths of winter or the warmth of spring, giving your garden an improved look can really make a difference. It can be too easy to let weeds grow and allow plants and bushes to become overgrown. So, spend time trimming bushes, removing dead plants and weeds, and cutting the lawn. Where necessary, add some new plants, give your fence a paint and jet wash your patio. All these little details will add light and rejuvenate your garden allowing you to proudly display it to potential buyers. 

Focus on the Kitchen

The kitchen is a real selling point of any home and if it isn’t up to standard, people will simply walk away. If your kitchen cupboards are looking outdated, you can freshen them up with some paint and, if necessary, you can even replace the door for a small price. You can make your kitchen brighter by swapping out old light fittings for new ones or add more light with LED bulbs. You can create a radiant colour scheme by choosing coloured kitchen accessories that complement each other, you can even add artificial plants onto the floor or windowsills and create a kitchen that has a calm yet enchanting feel to it.

You don’t need a big budget to improve the look of your home and enhance its value. With a bit of time and some thinking outside of the box, you can make sure you get as much for your home as possible.

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