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Expert ideas from those ‘who know’…to add value to your home…when the time’s right to sell!



As readers to this blog know, we at Mint Builders are still maintaining that our

Extend Now - Move Later message should still remain very much to the fore for many homeowners moving on into 2024.


challenging


This is due to the continuing housing market ‘ups and downs’ as well as the  challenging mortgage rates …and the ongoing more general financial uncertainties still 'blowing in the wind! '


add vital value


For sure, in the light of the current scenario, as is very much known and understood by many, larger home projects such as loft conversions, converting a garage or adding a conservatory do indeed add vital value to homes.


advantage


These kind of projects  offer valuable ‘advantage’ as well as rewards when indeed the time IS right for that home sale to happen at last.... later on into the foreseeable future !


smaller changes too


But larger home improvement projects  - to add sales value aside - our Editor spotted online recently - from the Propertymark organisation-  a schedule of - shall we say - smaller 'home' changes that could ALSO play a part in giving any homeowner a BETTER chance of ‘getting sold’ at best price possible when indeed the time is right t make that vital home move.


read on!


So….read on….and check out the Propertymark schedule of  - what shall we say - ‘quicker wins’ ....all aimed at  helping still further to get that ‘later on’ home move underway in the VERY best circumstances you  can....!!


re-decorating….


Re-decorating is say - the Propertymark team - the most popular home improvement.... and adding a lick of paint can be done at a relatively low cost. Neutral colours, take note, are most appealing to house buyers and can go a long way to giving your home a new lease of life, so do not be afraid to pick up the paintbrush is the all important suggestion here!


fixing superficial ‘defects’


While unlikely to be the clinching factor in a house sale, small problems and defects can create an impression of a house being run down or not well cared for ….such  peeling paint; dirty walls, especially near door frames and light switches; dripping taps….and more ..so take note!


the ‘front door’


First impressions very much count.... and, for sure, the front door of your home can say a lot about the rest of the house to those all important first-time home viewers. If you cannot afford to replace the door, make sure it looks new - well newish at least - by giving it a power wash or even a fresh coat of paint - why not? . Even a new doorknob, house number or name plaque can help. Try to make your front door look smarter than your neighbours’ to help your property stand out!  


de-clutter


Never underestimate a tidy, clean room and pay special attention to those - shall we say high-impact, top selling factor rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom. You should also consider whether there’s too much furniture in each room ....as this can make the property feel smaller. 


heating and light


If you're not at home, preset the heating to come on ahead of a scheduled viewing. Potential buyers will want to know that your central heating works well.... and feel comfortable in your home if it's cold outside. Good lighting will also be essential on a drab day don't you know .....so having lamps on in dark corners will certainly help. It's better for the viewing to take place in daylight... but if a potential buyer is coming after dark then turn any outside lights on too - every little helps!


more ‘great tips’ follow


There we are …. much food for thought to be going on with …. Five more of the Propertymark 'quicker wins' shortly here ….. but if you are selling now ..chase up those five more quicker wins ..and much more too ..here.......good luck! https://www.propertymark.co.uk/professional-standards/consumer-guides/buying-selling-houses/add-value-to-your-home-before-selling.html


We at Mint Builders are, of course, here to help locally with all kinds of questions and ideas and much practical advice too relating to  your new home project and plans. We can  assist with your 2023 and 2024  home renovation priority planning and project organisation of all kinds.


Feel free to request our project planning and quotation visit to refurbish or extend your home for more energy saving ‘liveability’ and vital increased future protective money-making ‘added sales value’, never more vital than now. Contact Mint Builders on 07734 211958 or email mintbuilders@hotmail.co.uk

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