Care and Upkeep
As with people viewing your home, you want the agent making the valuation to see your home in a very favourable light. This means putting things where they should be and eliminating clutter. Toys and clothes should be put away and any obvious signs of disrepair should be corrected. If necessary, apply a fresh coat of paint and make sure taps don’t leak and cupboard doors close properly. These things go a long way towards making a good first impression. Check if the carpet has stains or the kitchen linoleum looks old. Making small repairs can make a big difference when the time comes to value your house.
According to studies, outdoor living spaces can add slightly more than interior renovations. Thus, if you have an outdoor area that’s half-decent, make it more appealing with good furniture to make it more welcoming, and valuable. In addition, get rid of dead branches, trim flowers and remove dead leaves. You want to create a good impression, so invest time and effort to make your outdoor space look as good as possible.
Keep it Spotless
The important areas that will add value to your house is the kitchen and bathroom. Clean the tiles and eliminate mould. Make your house look like you are actually selling it. That way you are displaying the house’s potential to your agent, even if you are re-pricing to begin renovations. The better your house looks when your agent sees it for the first time, the more money it will worth when you finally sell it.
Presenting your house in its best light is the key to getting the highest possible value for it. Repair what needs to be repaired and stage it as though you are actually selling it. Do this and the value you will get from it will make you smile.