I read some articles about how to increase the value of your property before a potential sale and these are the things most mentioned:
There are a few things that have a big effect on the value of your property and you can make sure to have them working in your favour. Or most of them.
The single biggest factor is your location. Since we can’t change the location after we have bought the place, it is what it is. What we can do is enhance the good things about your location. This is just something I like doing, not something found in articles. I usually put some chairs out on my favourite spot in the garden to invite people to that area, giving them a nice place to sit and think about the property they are interested in. I can’t prove it works, but I have a feeling it might help.
Now, to the things that we can affect. Here are three points on how to increase the value of your property:
1. Your place shouldn’t be too personal. Try to make the place very neutral so that it doesn’t turn any one of. You want to attract the biggest possible audience.
2. First impression is crucial! Make sure to have a nice and clean place. Mow the lawn, trim the hedges, clean the house on the inside and the outside. Make sure it all looks nice, well maintained, clean and attractive. You can easily lose half of the customers and as much as 10% of the sales price if your place isn’t clean.
3. Make sure to get rid of weird smells! The smell of cigarettes, old trash and other orders have a huge negative effect. GET RID OF ALL WEIRD SMELLS!
I should mention that I have also used these same strategies when looking for good renters. A nice, clean and inviting home attracts better tenants!