How To Prepare Your Home For Sale: 6 Easy ways to add value to your home

Updated: May 10



There are so many things you can do to your home to increase its value. Everything from huge renovations to cleaning can play a part in maximising the potential value.


Here we’ll look at some small, inexpensive options to help you get the most from your home.


First impressions


First impressions are integral so improve your curb appeal by cleaning or even repainting the front door, replace any hardware that’s showing wear and tear, cutback any plants, and don’t neglect the door frames.



Declutter


The simplest and most effective thing you can do is show off your space. So, it’s time to clear the washing chair, dust the shelves and remove everything that isn’t essential from surfaces around your house.


Decluttering rooms will allow viewers to concentrate on the space itself instead of what’s in it.



Clean


Obviously, you’ll want to clean, but when’s the last time you did a proper deep clean? Go room by room making a list of everything that needs a thorough cleanse.


In particular, pay attention to limescale build-up in the kitchen and bathroom, and don’t forget those overlooked areas (door frames, around white goods, and the window frames).


Fix the little things


We all learn to live with small repairs that we never get around to fixing. However, these can really detract from the value of your home.


A leaky tap, creaky door, old sealant and grout, broken switches, or something as small as a blown lightbulb will all be noticed by someone else.


Break out your DIY toolbox, watch some youtube tutorials, and hit up the hardware store to make sure you have everything you need to tackle these.




Redecorate

Sometimes it’s better to redecorate than try and patch over things. Removing peeling paint, filling in cracks and holes are simple and inexpensive things. Add a fresh coat of paint to give a tired room a new lease of life.


Garden


Now more than ever buyers are looking for more outside space. Even a small balcony or courtyard has become gold dust so spruce yours up a little.


Cut the grass, pull out the weeds, trim the bushes and clear any pathways. Add flowers, plants, or fairy lights where necessary to add some colour and increase your garden appeal.