Selling your home can be a long and stressful process, and therefore if you’re looking to relocate, move to a bigger place, or downsize, then it’s essential to make your property as attractive as possible. While there are certain things that can’t be changed, such as the location, there are lots of little things that can be done around the house to make it more attractive. Here are a few low cost ideas to help your home sell faster.
In modern homes especially, space is at a premium, and buyers want to know they’re getting more for their money. If you have built in cupboards and wardrobes, then make sure you declutter before people look around, as this will show off how much storage space you can offer. If you’re lacking storage space, consider adding an outdoor storage unit in your garden, as this offers a cheap way to give buyers more space.
Modern kitchens and bathrooms
The two most important rooms in any home are, arguably, the kitchen and bathroom. The reason being that these rooms can cost thousands to renovate, and fitting them can be disruptive. While you won’t want to fork out to update these rooms, there are simple things you can do including:
- Replacing the doors on kitchen cupboards
- Painting or replacing dated tiles
- Using specialist paints to cover old bath suites – this only works on older, enamel items
- Repainting walls in neutral colours
- Covering old appliances with colourful vinyl
While these steps may not make your kitchen and bathroom look perfect, they add a modern touch and can spruce up your home. If the condition of these rooms is particularly bad, then you may need to simply cut the price, as sellers will have to bear the cost of redecorating. Another option would be to sell through a national home buyer, who buy homes in any condition, or to find a buyer who specifically wants a fixer upper.
Garages and parking spaces
If you live in an area where parking is difficult, then a place that has its own parking space is going to attract buyers. If you don’t have a driveway, then it may be worth installing one, and you can often get permission to add a parking space and dropped curb. Unless your home already has a garage, it’s going to be difficult to add one unless you have loads of space, but a car port could be a cheaper option that’s still effective.
Good transport links
Obviously, you cannot change the physical location of your home, but you can do research and play up the positives of the area. For example, while you may not live near a train station, there might be excellent bus links to nearby towns, or you might be a short drive from a really up and coming area. Try to find out some positive information about upcoming changes to the area, so that you can show the potential of your current location.
Selling your home depends on finding the right buyer at the right time, but there are things you can do to improve your chances of getting an offer. By doing some research, and a bit of DIY, you can make your home so much more appealing, and find a bigger pool of potential buyers.