Do I need to spend money on my house before selling it?
Within estate agency this is one of the more frequently asked questions and whilst we always offer honest answers, we also give realistic advice to ensure vendors achieve the best possible price outcome for their property.
The answer to this question however comes down to two things;
1. Your plans of improvements
2. The current condition of your home before selling
FIRSTLY… if your plans to spend money on your property mean a brand new kitchen or construction for an additional bedroom etc. then you may want to hold off on these plans. Home improvements such as these would be costly and likely to turn into lengthy projects using much of your time and money. Its well known that a new owner will often look forward to putting their own stamp on the property when moving in and during viewings will already be thinking of improvements to best suit their needs! This means they may already have a new kitchen or bathroom development in mind. Keep your hard-earned money for your new home!
BUT… if it has been a few years since you last gave your home a makeover then it may be an effective use of your time to get the paint brushes out and buy a good quality tin of paint. We would recommend that you head for your kitchen, living areas, hallways and bedrooms. Spending time on such tasks will go far in giving tired walls a much needed freshening up and will ensure your home looks clean and well looked after – You only get one chance at a first impression.
DON’T FORGET… different people have different tastes, particularly when it comes to home décor. if you are planning on making any improvements before selling your property you may want to use a neutral colour scheme. Generally, neutral colours allow for natural light and can be seen as a blank canvas for a new buyer to put their own stamp on the property.
A FINAL TIP… from us at Hazelwoods is to try and think back to when you first viewed your property, what aspects did you love about it! This may be of a similar appeal to potential buyers and will allow them to imagine themselves moving in!
If you need more advice on this topic please feel free to ask us, we would be happy to help you in selling your property!