You can increase your home sale potential by appealing to a buyer as much as possible. To do this, you need to take care of repairs, modernize some essentials and add some luxury.
Critical Repair Jobs
Most buyers want to buy a home they can move into right away and use as quickly as possible. Unless they are looking to flip the property for a considerable profit, prospective buyers will look for a home that requires the least amount of work. Therefore, you can significantly increase the chances of a quick sale if you take care of critical jobs before listing. For example, you might need a roof repair following a storm, or the bathroom taps might be leaking. Jobs like these require a professional, but your asking price will be reduced if there are numerous problems.
A Brand New Boiler
It’s recommended that you do it every 15 to 20 years at most. An efficient boiler reduces energy costs and contributes to a lower carbon footprint, two significant points of contention in the modern housing market. If you’re a homeowner, you’ll need to replace your boiler eventually, and installing the best boiler you can afford is recommended if you’re planning on selling. A brand new boiler can help your sale as the buyer will see reduced costs. Especially now that the energy crisis is getting worse. It will also increase the value of your home when you sell it.
Smart Home Technology
Smart home technology is a big selling point when you place your home on the market. More and more, houses and tech are merging as we shift towards the Internet of Things. This kind of tech was only for the rich back in the day. But now, because of innovative communication protocols and smartphones, smart tech is very affordable. Additionally, a small investment of a few hundred can add thousands to your sale value. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection, compatible devices, and companion apps. Or you can use an AI assistant via voice control.
Increased Natural Light
The amount of natural light in your home is a significant selling point. Full-sized glass panels are one of the most stylish ways to flood an extension with the sun. Glass panes from ceiling to floor of French or sliding doors let a lot of light in at any time of the year. Additionally, they can be fully ajar and folded so you can enjoy your garden from the comfort of your home. Also, skylights, like glass doors, are a fantastic way to add extra light to a room that already has plenty. Or, they can be used to bring more light into naturally dark areas, like a hallway or staircase.
More Usable Outdoor Space
Any home that has more space will always be more valuable. And you don’t have to spend lots of money to get it. The term functional spaces refer to anything you can use. While outdoor areas like patios might seem pricey at first, they add tons of value to your home. You can add up to 10% of your house’s value to the price by adding decking, which will last for decades if you use suitable materials. However, it doesn’t help if you install a stunning new deck in your backyard if your landscaping doesn’t complement it. Looking out at overgrown bushes, weeds, and knee-high grass will definitely turn the magical moment sour in any potential buyers mouth. Make sure that you put in some sweat equity in and mow your lawn, plant some seasonal (and colorful) flowers and tidy up the hedges. Take the time also to analyze your trees. Are they too close to the roof or the new patio? Are the branches or roots a potential risk to bring more damage to your investment? If so, then rather invest in Tree Removal Services to remove all possible risks safely. This is not a DIY job because wrong moves can also cause more damage to your property and cost more to fix. If you are worried that you are taking away from the natural beauty, plant another tree in a more convenient (and safer) area. A beautiful decking project is probably the best investment you’ll ever make. If the job is good enough, you’ll probably reconsider your property sale.
Taking care of critical jobs and adding such things as decking. However, you can almost guarantee a quick sale with a higher asking price by appealing to your buyers.