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Property Renovation for a More Successful Sale

Published on October 20, 2015 by John Stringer in Home Improvement, News, Selling


Selling a property these days is not always easy, and for those who want to ensure a quick and successful sale it is important to take certain steps. Property renovation is one way in which you can help to speed up the sale of your property and maximise on the amount you get for it.

When you renovate property, it is important to think about the most practical changes that you can make – things that potential buyers will be looking for when searching for the ideal home. Of course, you will have to invest some money into the property renovation but depending on the work you have carried out, you could recoup some or all of this when you sell the property and you may benefit from a far quicker sale.

 

Property renovation tips

Some people think that property renovation is all about redecorating and making the place look nice.

Of course, appearances are important and you should always ensure that your property looks good when you are selling. However, you also need to remember that everyone’s tastes differ when it comes to decor so your idea of the perfectly designed room may not be shared by others. This is not something that will add value to your home and it will not necessarily mean that you get a quicker sale. However, there are certain property renovations that will add value and can speed up the sale of your home. Some of the key ones include:

  • Double glazing: If your property doesn’t already have double glazing then this is a renovation well worth considering. Many people looking to buy a property these days are keen to find a place that is already double glazed to save them the time, hassle and cost of having to get it done themselves. By getting this done, you can increase the chances of selling your home, speed up the sale, and add value to the property. Moreover, you can benefit from savings on energy costs for as long as you are still in the property.
  • Central heating: This is another thing that people look for when they are looking to purchase a property. You stand a far better chance of selling the property if it has central heating already installed, as potential buyers will see this as a distinct advantage because it saves them the inconvenience of having to get it done themselves.
  • Conservatory: A conservatory can make your property look more aesthetically pleasing as well as providing more space, which is something that many buyers are looking for. Again, although there will be an initial investment to get a conservatory installed you can recoup some of the cost as a result of the increase in your property value.

Read also: Do You Need Planning Permission for a Conservatory?

  • Room conversion: You could potentially create an extra room in your property by having a room such as an attic or loft converted into a practical and usable space. This will make your property more appealing to those looking for a bigger home and will boost the value of your property at the same time.
  • Kitchen/bathroom improvements: The kitchen and bathroom are often the key rooms that people look at when they are viewing properties, so if yours isn’t quite up to scratch it may be worth considering getting these improved or opting for a new kitchen and bathroom as part of your renovation project.

All of these are great ways to make your property more saleable and increase the value quite significantly.

Can’t afford to renovate?

Many people who are selling their homes spend a lot of money on renovations in order to boost the chances of a quick house sale. However, not everyone can afford to spend this sort of money and if this is the case there are other alternatives. For example, you can look at selling your property to a cash buyer, as this means that you will still be able to benefit from a quick sale – far quicker than if you sell on the open market even after renovating. It also means that you don’t have to invest the time and money involved in property renovation in the hope of securing a quick sale.

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About the author
John StringerJohn is professional property investor from Manchester. He is contributing on Genuine Property Buyers with tips for all types of house sellers.

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