Moving out and moving up means getting the best price for your current home. You don’t want to put your home on the market to find that it hasn’t increased in value, or even worse, that you are now in negative equity.
If you want to be sure that you have added to the value of your home, you will need to put some effort into it before you put it on the market. Don’t just rely on the hope that it may have naturally increased in price because of the way that the housing market has moved, as it does not always work in your favour.
Create The Illusion Of Space
However big or small your home is, when it comes to selling it, you need to make it look as though it is perfectly spacious. Your potential buyer will want to see that they can get everything that they own into the house, and they will be able to live comfortably there. If your home is cluttered or crammed full of furniture and possessions, this might be a challenge.
There are a few ways that you can create the illusion of space in any room in your home. First of all, you will need to declutter. This will help you later on, as it will save you some time when it comes to packing before your move. Look at things that you don’t need any more and either sell them, give them to charity, upcycle, or dispose of them.
Pack up anything that you plan on keeping that you don’t need immediately. If you have somewhere that you can have these kept away from the home that will be ideal as it will save you money on storage costs. Think about taking some items of furniture out of the house too.
Then you can start to decorate. You will want to go for a bright white paint throughout. This will give the impression of space. It will make the room look a lot lighter, and if you do a good job, it will look clean and neat.
Replace any curtains will some very neat but basic blinds. These will help to create a sense of space as they will sit closer to the window than curtains would.
Adding Curb Appeal
You will want your house to look great from the outside too as this is what people will see when they first visit. Your roof needs to be in good repair, so if there are missing or broken tiles, have these looked at straight away,
Your windows and sills should be clean. Your walls may need painting, if they do, this should be done before you put the property on the market.
You should also look at the condition of your garden. It may be worth getting a landscape gardener in to help to make it look more appealing. The neater that you can make your home look from the outside, the more attractive it will be.