British real estate expert Phil Spencer in his TV show advised the owners how to sell the house profitably and named 9 ways to increase its appraised value to the deal.
Phil gave his advice on how to sell a house profitably in a program published by the Daily Mail. Among these methods are those that will not cost property owners a penny. How to profitably sell a house – 9 tips from an expert.
Repaint the facade and window frames.
You should never underestimate the importance of “restraint” – this is the first impression you get when you approach the building from the street. Freshly painted window frames (if you have wooden windows) will show that your house is in good condition, and dispel any fears of any buyer that there are more serious problems inside. If the facade of the house is plastered, repainting will allow it to make an instant “facelift” (the advice is not suitable for houses with exterior brickwork or facing brick).
Upgrade of the entrance part: door, door handle, new mailbox.
Sanding and repainting the front door in a classic color, such as red or navy blue, is suitable for potential buyers. If you want to attract young buyers, use interior design magazines to find out what shade is in vogue now. Buy a new door handle, house number. You can buy a new mailbox made of brass or stainless steel.
Come up with a name for your home.
According to research in the UK, the invented name for a house or estate increases its value by thousands of pounds. The British are popular names that contain references to the monarchy and nobility: “Crown Cottage” or “Clarence Estate”. House names such as “Harvest Lodge” or “Owl Corner” evoke associations with rural life. Before you give the name of the house, check with Google – maybe your neighbors are already ahead of you with the name.
Tidy up your garden and lawn.
Start by planting lots of colorful flowers in flower beds and in the front garden, so that your guests and future buyers have a positive perception of the house. Behind the house mowed the lawn, re-sow the grass bare areas of land, pruning trees, shrubs, hedges, if you have one.
Hang mirrors in the house, clean in the hallway.
The cramped entrance to the house is instantly repulsive, but the actual expansion of the hallway is expensive. Instead, create the illusion of more space by hanging mirrors. Remove bicycles, coats, strollers and shoes from the hallway.
Renovation of the kitchen and dining room.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. However, a simple cosmetic repair (“makeup”, as Phil Spencer calls it) can work wonders for little. Repaint or replace cabinet doors, find stylish door handles and drawers.
Carefully process and descale the taps, if the plumbing is seriously outdated – it is better to completely replace it with budget models.
Re-equipment of the bathroom.
Use a similar approach for small repairs in the bathroom, where you should focus on the details. For plumbing work, hire a professional so that you do not have to redo and do not incur additional costs to correct their own mistakes in the repair.
In the bathroom, also buy a new set of taps, showers with high water pressure, wash or replace the walls of the shower (if you have one).
Thorough carpet cleaning.
To update carpets and carpeting it is necessary not only to work with the vacuum cleaner, but also to give them to cleaning. Such services are usually provided at car washes. You can also rent special carpet cleaning equipment or invite a cleaning agency.
Sell old things and earn on cosmetic repairs.
As you prepare your home for sale, you will go through your home room by room. Take the opportunity to collect unnecessary things that no one uses, you can sell your unnecessary books, obsolete children’s toys, old clothes and furniture. Spend the money earned on putting the house in order.