Moving home is incredibly exciting. You get to move to a new move place full or new people and experiences. We are not saying there will not be work involved, we just know it is an incredible opportunity you should not take likely. But, before you get to that there are some things around the house you need to do. This will increase your property value and make the move easier. What are we talking about? First, we need to get something straight. We do not recommend hiring help unless absolutely necessary. This is no point spending a lot of money fixing your home, only to move out of it. These are things you can do yourself that will not take much time or effort.
How much do you need?
Use a site like NewHomeFinder.co.uk to review how much the type of home you want to move to is. You can look at plenty of different areas including high end markets like Hull. Get your house value estimated and then compare. This will get you a notion of how much work your house needs to increase the value. After you have done that you can get to work.
It is only logical to use the garden as your starting point. This is the first thing your potential buyers will see. You want it to be neat and tidy. This means cutting the grass and any overhanging branches. You need to pull out the weeds from between the garden tiles.
Do you have a shed? Does it look attractive or is it in need of a touch up? Consider repainting the shed an appealing colour. Fox brown is a classic choice, particularly if it matches the woodwork on the exterior of your home. Remember, they may ask to see inside the shed. Ensure that it is tidy. Get your hammer and nails and fix any loose wooden boards. You may also want to think about repainting the garden fence if it is looking worse for wear.
Rooms like the bathroom and kitchen should glisten. All the taps should sparkle. Your tub, shower and sink need to be clean and spotless. Look at the Caulk around the shower and bath. Is it looking grey and dirty? Remove it with a damp towel and add some new material. You can consider varnishing any woodwork you have. You should also unclog any drains and fix any leaky taps. You can do this by switching off the water and having a look underneath. The curve in the pipe need replacing.
Bedrooms and Living Rooms
If you want to appeal to the modern house buyer consider improving your house’s insulation. This is a good move, especially if your home is rather old. It is simple to do. Just look at buying triple glazing for the windows. Sellers will love how quiet the rooms are and how well they keep in heat. It is an excellent selling point.
Making these fixes will ensure you get a competitive house value. You may even make enough of a profit selling your home to buy a bigger place.
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