If you own property, you should be looking to increase the value of property. Whether you are looking to sell your home soon or not, it makes sense to care for your property and make changes that increase the value. Given that many of these changes will improve the property in the short and long-term, every property owner can benefit. At Williams of Petersfield, we are here to help property owners no matter what their aims are, so if you’re looking to add value to your property, we have some top tips for you.
We would love for all our clients to listen to every word we say, but we know that when it comes to influencing people, we probably cannot compare with TV stars and celebrities. In the UK these days, people listen to experts and well-known faces. In the property sector, there are a few well-known faces and names that are looked up with Kevin McCloud being one of the best-known people in the UK property market sector.
Would you take property guidance from a TV expert?
The presenter of Grand Designs has recently published a list of top tips to increase value of property without breaking the bank. These tips can be seen below:
- Remove your personality from every room in the house
- Declutter your home to create more space and order
- Ensure the property is cleaned to a high standard
- Ensure your windows are cleaned thoroughly
- Make sure your garden is in good condition
These are helpful tips to get people started and they can make your home more appealing but, in all honesty, all these tips are based in common sense. It is never a terrible idea to get a reminder of what constitutes common sense but if you were banking on these tips adding significant value to your property, it is likely that you will be sadly disappointed.
At Williams of Petersfield, we believe there are ways that you can add value to our home without spending too much money.
There has been an evolution with respect to value of property advice
There was a spell when property specialists advised homeowners to undertake major renovation work to increase the value of their property. This was expensive, but it often brought about fantastic results. Thankfully, this is no longer recommended advice and it is much better for homeowners to leave their kitchen and bathroom to the new owners to renovate.
However, you can add value to your home by upgrading appliances and adding new handles and doors. This means that you don’t need to spend as much money as you would if you were completely renovating your property, but the overall impact is just as appealing. This is an outcome that will appeal to all homeowners.
There is also a lot to be said for improving the insulation at your home. This usually means adding double glazing at your home but again, this can be expensive. If you are looking for more cost-effective solutions, why not add insulation layers in your attic or into exterior walls. Improving the insulation at your home improves the condition and value of your home, but it also helps to lower energy bills.
This is a positive outcome for you, but it is also something that will appeal to prospective buyers. Offering benefits to buyers is the key factor in adding value to your property, and you will find that these measures are the most effective. Adding storage solutions or creating space where possible is a smart idea and one that will reward you and help to increase value of property.
Anyone looking to add value to their home needs a helping hand. At Williams of Petersfield, we are here to assist you and we look forward to assisting you with whatever your property aims, or ambitions are.