Inexpensive Improvements To Sell Your Home Quickly
Regardless of the reason you’re looking to sell your home, no one wants to get caught in a chain, or be the link that holds it up. But if you’re not sure your home is ‘sale ready’ you may feel like you’re a long way from being ready to go ahead and put your home on the market. However, there are a number of relatively cheap improvements that can be made without breaking the bank, making your home more appealing to buyers. Here are our top 10 cheap improvements to sell your property quicker.
First impressions are everything, so the presentation of your home is important. The cheapest improvement you can make is a deep clean and a declutter. Making sure your house shows how spacious it COULD be is a must. Get rid of the clutter and prove how much storage space there is, and look at adding cheap features such as mirrors that magically make your home look bigger.
Kerb appeal is a vital part of selling your home. Make your property look more appealing with a lick of paint on the outside, refurbish your front door with a new handle or numbers, mow the garden and cut down the hedges.
Apply for Planning Permission
Although this may cost around £1000-£2000 it can help to attract a buyer. Knowing the council has already said yes opens up lots of doors for the future owner.
Focus on the Kitchen
In most homes, the kitchen is the heart of the house and not just where the cooking takes place. Make sure your kitchen looks up to date and clean, try adding a lick of paint or replace the cupboard doors – this CAN be done on a budget. Make sure that your kitchen shows off surface space and storage.
Update the Bathroom
The bathroom is another important room for buyers. Adding a new set of taps (Around £30) or heated towel rail (£50) adds to the appearance. Perhaps get rid of the shower curtain and add a glass door. (£150-£200) For buyers, the less they have to do the better.
Giving rooms a quick lick of a paint (£100) in a neutral colour appeals to all buyers and if someone is wanting to move in quickly this adds more suitability. Your taste may be nothing like your future buyer’s so give them a blank canvas to work with and you’re more likely to win them over.
Professional Carpet Clean
Dirty carpets are a real turn off, so getting them professionally cleaned can make a big difference when you enter a room. (£40)
Lighting makes a big difference to how a room is perceived. Uneven and dim lighting can make a room look small, so invest in some stylish fittings all with working bulbs – this will make any room look more inviting.
Carry Out Minor Repair
If your house currently has a few minor repairs that need doing such as cracked tiles, broken handles and holes in the walls get these repaired.You don’t have to spend a fortune on getting your home sale ready, so go through the checklist above to see how quickly you could attract a buyer.