The London housing markets are as hot as ever. Even in the worst of the economic downturn, London held strong. It’s easy to see why. It’s a very desirable city. Due to that, home prices are becoming increasingly profitable for those selling. If you’ve already got yourself a home in London, you’re set with an incredible asset. That said, not just anything will sell. You need to know how to get the most out of your property if you’re looking to sell it off.
Make It Functional
This is a fairly generalised statement. To put it in simpler terms, if you have any DIY jobs that need doing, it’s best to get them done now. A squeaky door or crooked shelf won’t attract the buyers. What you need to do is make sure the little things like that are just perfect.
To do that, you need your tools and power tools. You might want a Makita BL1840 too, so that you have a spare battery for the power tools ready. Every minute counts when you’re trying to get a home in shape to sell. You can’t spend an hour waiting for the battery to charge so you can continue.
Make It Beautiful
Even if the new owners were intending to change their decor of the home, having good decoration is more likely to sell people on the location.
Unpainted or unevenly painted walls won’t make anybody want to buy your home. Make sure they’re given a fresh and more importantly even coat of paint.
Add a little decoration around the walls too. Ornaments and pictures, something to make the rooms look cozy. Avoid family photos though. Prospective buyers want to imagine themselves living in the home. They don’t want to have that illusion broken by seeing people they don’t recognise in the pictures.
Make The Outside Shine
You need to focus on the exterior of the home. If the brickwork is dirty, it needs to be cleaned. Nobody expects you to do it yourself though, and it’s hardly a job for a bucket of soapy water and a rag. Get in contact with a pressurised water or sandblasting service. That’ll rip the dirt right out of the brickwork and make it look like new.
If the windows are old and need fixing up, switching over the double glazing can do the trick. Not only does it look nice, but it adds heat efficiency to the home as a plus.
If you have a garden, you need to do one of two things. Either make it as blank and featureless as possible, so they can get excited about a prospective ‘project’ to work on in their spare time. Alternatively, you need to make it look as beautiful and attractive as possible.
Neither of these methods are sure fire for all types of people. That said, it is your decision and dependant on if you yourself can afford the time to make it happen.
Getting the most value out of your home is as easy as that. Happy selling.