Part 3 – Focus on areas that increase ‘perceived value’
A big part of adding value to a home when you’re selling is increasing the ‘perceived value’ of a space. This includes things like home styling and creating the look of a lifestyle that people want to be a part of. That’s why when you do decide to sell your property, the approach should be more like a business proposition than an emotional one. If you’re not quite ready to sell, but want to plant the seeds for building this kind of value when you do sell, there are a few things you can do.
Create the illusion of space
This means lighter walls, lighter flooring colours, mirrors, plenty of light, and arranging furniture in a way that doesn’t overpower a room.
Tackle your home’s curb appeal
There’s no denying the fact that curb appeal is important when you’re trying to get buyers through the door. It’s just as important to homeowners when you are happy to stay put. How your home looks on the outside impacts how people perceive the inside, so it’s a good idea to make a great first impression. You can:
- Paint fencing, railings or your front door
- Replace letter boxes or hardware
- Utilise garden lighting around paths, against fencing or tall trees and shrubs
- Install container or window boxes and fill with colourful perennials
- Clean, paint or replace guttering
Our 6 Part Series Index: –
- Part 1 – Paint Your Walls
- Part 2 – Update Your Kitchen
- Part 3 – Increase Your space
- Part 4 – Renew Outdoor Areas
- Part 5 – High-pressure Clean Old Surfaces
- Part 6 – Invest In Gardening
Thinking of Selling? In this climate, the agent you chose is more important than ever.
If you’re looking to sell your home, our agents will be able to advise you on what areas of your home you should focus on before listing your property for sale.