If you are looking to increase the value of your property, there are a few important aspects to take into consideration. Perhaps you’re looking to sell your property soon, or conversely, you’d like to do some extra work on it to increase its value long term.
When arranging for a valuation, you will want to make sure you’ve ticked off all the necessary tasks to achieve the best possible result. Some of these tasks can be quite simple to achieve as well, and should not be forgotten.
According to an Andrewsandgregg.com these are some of the things that add value to your property
- A contemporary kitchen
Arguably, the two most important rooms for a buyer in any property are the kitchen and the bathrooms (aside from the bedrooms). To this extent, it’s vital that your kitchen exudes modernity and is bright and airy.
As one of the most functional rooms in the house, a large percentage of time will be spent in the kitchen, so it’s very important that the appliances are up to date and are well presented.
Even if your kitchen space is not yet outfitted, if a buyer sees potential for the room – i.e. a large, open area and easy access to other parts of the property, then this can be a major plus and add to the value of the property
- Maintaining your garden space
When considering your property, maintenance, utilities and so on, it’s easy to forget about the green space you have outside.
Properly maintaining your garden not only adds to the overall appeal of the property, but also suggests that the property as a whole is well maintained, even the interior.
Unfortunately, not all of us can be so lucky to have acres of green space, so if you have a smaller patio area or balcony space, it’s nevertheless important to keep these areas well maintained.
- Assessing what makes your property unique
To really stand out from the competition, consider what’s ‘unique’ about your property. This can be a feature, a nearby location, or even the views available.
Perhaps you have a lovely wood-burning fireplace that really sells the living area. To capitalise on this, make sure it is well maintained and usable!
However, the wow factor doesn’t have to come from such a specific feature, it can even be the open-plan layout of the house. Just make sure everything is kept clean and tidy to really capitalise on the unique aspects of your property.
It can be tempting when you are considering selling a property to arrange for a valuation right away to estimate its value.
However, before you take the leap, consider that even the small factors can really make a difference when it comes to realising the potential of your property. Once these are considered, you can arrange a valuation with full confidence that you have maximised the options available to you.