At Belvoir, we will show you 6 ways to boost the value of your property
Growing the value of your property is – more often than not – about getting the basics right. But what are the little-known extras that can add further value of your property?
The perceived wisdom is that houses tend to sell for less than their original asking price. It doesn’t have to be that way. We sold 128 properties in 2017 – and 65% were purchased at or above the asking price.
You want to boost the value of your property as much as possible- we can help. Thanks to in-depth knowledge of the local market, multiple years of experience and relationships with the best local contractors, you can count on estate agents Belvoir Peterborough to leave no stone unturned when it comes to boosting the value of your property.
Here are some tips to boost the value of your property.
- Maximise your kerb appeal
First impressions count and set the tone for a potential buyer’s perception of your property. Add a fresh coat of paint to your front door. Fix the faulty doorbell. Scrub the letterbox. If you have a front garden, mow the lawn, trim the hedges and nix the weeds.
Our sales team here at Belvoir Peterborough have a keen eye for transforming the way a property is perceived from the outside. It doesn’t have to become a huge, daunting project. But it goes beyond spending £20 on a couple of pots of flowers to sit below the doorway.
Instead of trying to second-guess your potential buyers’ style preferences, it’s best to neutralise the decor as best you can. That can mean repainting some of the walls to more neutral colours or removing certain furnishings. As far as it’s possible, your sale property should be a blank canvas.
It’s also worth remembering that you may be competing against new builds. Replacing old cushions and bedding with neutral alternatives, fresh from the packaging, can add thousands to the perceived value of your property – if done correctly. Talk to our sales team, we’re experts in helping clients get more bang from their bucks from interior fixtures and furnishings.
- Declutter and depersonalise
Talking of blank canvases, declutter as much as possible. It’s hard for a buyer to imagine themselves living somewhere when all they can see is your family photos and old fridge magnets. Store away your possessions. Bring some openness to your property. You could even consider removing unnecessary furniture – which would also help to make rooms look bigger.
- Invest in the kitchen
The kitchen is one of the focal points of any house. Any money you spend on improving it is likely to come back to you in enhanced property value. So give it some TLC. Ensure your white goods are the right goods. Replace the cupboards and sideboards. It could even be as simple as changing the tap fixtures above your sink. If you need a professional opinion on how simple measures can transform the appeal of your kitchen, talk to our sales team.
- Make sure your garden is spick and span
A decent garden is highly desirable among today’s buyers and could add up to 20% to the value of your property. There’s no need to create some avant-garde, pristinely-pruned outdoor space. But getting in a professional to open out your garden and bring in some character could be money well spent. Ask us to put you in touch with the best-value local gardeners who have worked wonders for our clients recently.
- Consider a change of name
For the cost of £40 and a quick chat with your local council, you can change the name of your property. Choose wisely and you could boost to the value of your property.
Ready to get started?
Some things are out of your hands when it comes to the value of your house. You can’t change your property’s proximity to a Waitrose. Nor can you improve the performance of the local school. But there are strategies – some simple, some from our expert playbook – that will help you add thousands to the value of your property. Sounds good? Let’s get started.
Lottie Hostead is Belvoir Peterborough’s Property Sales Manager. Born and raised here she is both a property expert with 10 years experience selling homes in Peterborough and a genuine local.If you’re thinking of selling your home here then give her a call for a free no-obligation valuation.