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Estate agents are often asked what potential sellers can do to their house to boost the asking price. Most houses would benefit from a general bit of sprucing, a new lick of paint and repair works. Some houses may also benefit from larger projects such as converting the loft or adding a garage. So, what can you do to improve the value of your home.

Redecorate and Complete Easy Upgrades

Redecorating is the most popular, and simple, home improvement task you can undertake to increase the value of your home. These tasks also come at a low cost. Repainting walls, fixing dripping taps, cleaning mouldy grout and limescale build up all lead to creating a better impression when it comes to estate agents holding viewings.

Makeover the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the main factors potential clients consider, so it’s no surprise that 65% of homeowners renovate their kitchen before selling up. A new kitchen gives the estate agent a great selling point to mention to buyers.

If you don’t have the budget for a total kitchen makeover, even painting units or replacing cupboard handles and light fixtures can breathe life back into the space.

Adding or Updating a Bathroom

Re-grouting, eliminating limescale and replacing taps are starting points when it comes to the bathroom. If you want to push the boat out a little more, adding a new bathroom, or renovating one, can add value to your home. 29% of homes sold in 2019 had a new bathroom fitted, so an update may be the trick to selling fast and making more.

Bigger Projects

If you really have some time on your hands, adding a loft conversion, garage or conservatory could be an option. One survey by NAEA Propertymark found that half of estate agents think that adding a bedroom, usually by adding a loft conversion, can add the most value. A third of estate agents in the same survey thought a new kitchen was the best choice.

Regardless of how much time you have on your hands, or how much money you want to invest, there are always options available to you to help increase the value of your home when it comes to selling.

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