You want to increase your home’s resale value and get it on the market, but you don’t know where to start with getting it to a state where it’s ready to sell?
We all know someone who has been in this situation or you may currently be stuck in this situation. Either way, Lifestyle Shutters want to give you a helping hand with getting that for sale sign up in front of your house.
All of us at Lifestyle Shutters have put together a list of things to do and home investment ideas to help your home for sale sell for a higher profit and at a quicker rate.
Increase your Home’s Value – Paint your Home
When buying a house, a lot of people tend to prefer buying homes where there is little or no work that needs to be done to the property. Houses for sale also tend to sell quicker when they look beautiful and freshly decorated.
This is why we would recommend when you have a home for sale in making sure that all rooms that need decorating, get decorated. This includes the exterior of your houses for sale as well; a curbside appeal and a great first impression is everything for people who are trying to find a property to buy.
Ideal paint colours to stick to, especially when painting walls in your lounge and dining room, are magnolia, cream or pale yellow.
Meanwhile, don’t forget to paint the ceiling if it needs doing, along with doors, skirting boards, window sills along with window and door frames.
Increase your Home’s Value – Clean your Property
Make sure you thoroughly clean your home when you have a property for sale, from the kitchen to the bathroom, from dusting, polishing and hoovering, down to cleaning the windows and door handles.
When people are looking around a new house, they tend to notice even the smallest of things that we would normally miss.
Increase your Home’s Value – Declutter your Home
If you’re wondering how to declutter and need some tips on how to get organised, then read our decluttering tips below:
Packing away all of your belongings so that you are ready to move, is the perfect time to go through everything and declutter.
The best way to organise is going through one room at a time, going through the draws and cupboards in stages, allowing you time to try on clothes and get rid of items that don’t fit right or that you’re not going to wear again. Also ensure you go through your books and knick knacks, deciding what you really need and want and what you can pass on to the charity shop.
Organising your clutter is of high importance – you never know when you’re going to get a nosey person looking round houses to buy, who will take a peek in your cupboards.
Increase your Home’s Value – Home Depersonalisation
When potential buyers are taking a look around your home, it’s nice for them to be able to visualise what it would be like if they lived there.
Therefore, it is ideal for you to depersonalise your home, taking down pictures of friends and family.
Another way to make it easier for the buyer to see how much room your home has to offer and to give them the opportunity to visualise where their furniture would go in your home, is if you go for the minimalistic approach during the time you are trying to sell – packing away any bits and bobs you don’t need until you move.
Extra Tip – Bake Cookies
As strange as it sounds, having potential buyers visit your home is always a good excuse to bake some cookies before they arrive, so the smell of freshly baked cookies is still lingering in the air as they look around.
This tip that always gets seen on TV and in movies does actually make the visitors feel more relaxed, have a more enjoyable experience visiting your home, makes your home more memorable and cookies are also a sweet treat that you can offer the potential buyers after they’ve had a look around.
If you are after some home improvement window shutter installation services, then contact Lifestyle Shutters today and we will provide you with a free quote and a professional made to measure window shutter installation service.