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How to maximise your house value in the current climate

Sun 23 May 2021

It’s no secret that it’s a seller’s property market at the moment, with demand outstripping supply. However, that doesn’t automatically mean that if you put your home up for sale, it’s going to immediately attract queues of buyers, all eager to offer your asking price or even more. To maximise the chances of selling your home at the best possible price in the current market, here are our top five tips:

Firstly, experience of life under lockdown has altered what many of us are looking for in a home. We crave a private outdoor area in which to relax and entertain, no matter how small the space. Sell your garden as that desirable extra outdoor room by creating an inviting corner with seating, a few eye-catching plants and maybe a fire pit.

We also need our homes to allow for more working from home, which looks here to stay at least a few days a week. If you don’t already have a home office, put a desk in an alcove or screened-off corner of a larger room to show how the space could be adapted.

Pandemic or not, some advice for maximising your home’s selling price never changes. Start by decluttering. Not only will this make your home seem bigger, but it will give the impression that your home is well cared for and hence well maintained and more valuable.

Once you’ve decluttered, take the opportunity to give your home the biggest clean of its life, paying particular attention to pet hairs and odour if you’re a pet owner.

Should you redecorate? If you haven’t decorated in a while, then a fresh coat of neutral paint will give the buyer a blank canvas they can move on from if they wish. Splashes of colour can be added with accessories such as cushions, fresh flowers and plants.

If you would like to discuss putting your home on the market with Brown & Cockerill, contact us on 01788 551111 to speak to a member of our team.

 

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