It might be a seller’s market but if you are selling to buy elsewhere then you need to make sure you get as much as you can, so can also afford your next dream property.
With demand exceeding supply though now is the time to cash in, even if you’re planning to downsize because we’d all like cash in the bank.
Everyone always wants more space and converting an attic, basement or garage can add as much as 20% on to the value of a house. An attic room makes a perfect extra bedroom, while converting the basement creates all-important extra living space and a garage conversion is perfect for when family comes to town.
Add a bathroom
For some people you can never have too many bathrooms (except when it comes time to clean them), especially where teens are concerned. So depending on who your target market is you should consider if you need to add any more. If there’s not enough room for a complete bathroom, how about fitting an en-suite, separate shower room or even just a toilet, which will certainly help in the morning.
Tidy up your kitchen
A kitchen can be a real deal breaker when it comes to buying a house, because we all know how expensive a new one can be. Sometimes though a complete refit isn’t necessary. New doors on the old cabinets, a newly fitted worktop or even painting the tiles can be enough to give the room a new lease of life.
Live the dream
If your house is vacant you should consider hiring a stager because not everyone can see beyond the vast space in front of them. Staging the house will allow a professional to create the dream lifestyle and attract the dream buyer who is willing to pay the top price.
If you’ve not got the budget or time to make any dramatic changes, getting plans drawn up, projects priced and planning permission granted can help potential buyers see the potential of the property and can help you command a higher asking price.
It’s important to remember though that every property has a ceiling price, so make sure you know what it is before undertaking any work. The last thing you want to do is spend money which you then can’t recoup in the price of the property.
If you’re ready to sell your property, give us a call now on +1 940-584-0800.