Wherever you are located around the globe, whether it’s the United Kingdom, United States, Africa, Asia or Australia, the main goal when selling your property is to get the highest possible amount from a potential buyer.
Certain elements of your house will work in your favor, such as a spacious yard, a freshly renovated kitchen, or an extra bedroom. You may be surprised to discover just how big of a difference the smaller details can make in terms of convincing a buyer to make a generous offer.
Here is a round-up of five small and simple improvements that are sure to work towards justifying a higher asking price:
1) Paint It
A fresh coat of paint can give new life into your property and make it instantly more visually appealing to a prospective buyer. If you endeavor to do it yourself, you will be able to save on labor costs.
Try to steer clear of opting for any bright shades and look for neutral colors instead. You do not want to go to the trouble of painting your house only to discover that the reason why a buyer wasn’t interested was that they weren’t keen on your color choice!
Neutral hues are a safe bet because they go with anything, making it easy and cost-effective for the future homeowner to simply move in their existing furniture and décor without having to worry about replacing it to match the walls.
2) Add lighting
Bright lighting can immediately lift the overall mood and atmosphere of a room. It is a clever way in which to highlight your home’s best features. The great news is that light bulbs are cheap and easy to source.
Do not hesitate to play around with lamps, angles, and intensity to see what works best.
Even if your tiles are still in good condition, grubby grouting can leave them looking old and worn out. Re-grouting is rather easy to do yourself, and it is sure to have your tiles looking five years younger!
Before featuring your property on a reputable website for listings in your area, such as Ghana Property Centre if you are based in Africa, you should give your yard some tender loving care.
Mow the lawn, get rid of pesky weeds, consider planting one or two deciduous trees, and mulch and edge the lawn for a manicured aesthetic. You might also want to think about planting some colorful flowers to add some personality to the exterior.
5) Kitchen countertops
There is not always a need to replace your countertops, as this can be quite costly. Instead, inspect them for nicks and cracks and call on the professionals to fix them up. They will spend time sanding and oiling the tops, depending on their material, and will have them looking as good as new in a flash – and for a small expense.
If you must take action to replace the countertops entirely, note that granite is a superior kitchen-friendly surface due to its hardiness, visual appearance, and the fact that it is easy to clean.
Remember – small improvements can go a long way towards making a big impression!
Cover image credit: home improvements to make before selling by envato.com
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