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HomeLink Properties February Blog 1

Posted on Febuary 20, 2024 at 10:57 AM

Top Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value Without Breaking the Bank
Maximising the value of your home before selling is a crucial part of the process, however, it can often be expensive depending on the condition of the interior and exterior of your property. While major renovations can be costly, there are several budget-friendly strategies you can employ to enhance your home’s appeal with subtle, inexpensive upgrades. As your local estate agents in the Airdrie, Coatbridge, Motherwell, and wider Lanarkshire area, we have put together this blog to explore the practical yet cost-effective ways you can add value to your home before selling it in the local Airdrie, Coatbridge, Motherwell, and Lanarkshire market.
1: Deep Clean and Declutter
A clean and organised space is not only very aesthetically pleasing but it also creates the illusion of a larger space, making the home more appealing to a potential buyer. A tidy space with minimal clutter also makes it easier for a potential buyer to envision themselves living within your home, how they would decorate it, and where they would place their own furniture. The process of this should be, for the most part, free but you can invest in affordable storage solutions to organise cupboards and other storage spaces.
2: A Fresh Coat of Paint
Painting is one of the most inexpensive ways to increase the market value and physical appeal of your home as it can transform the entire appearance of the home. Sticking to neutral colours will appeal to a broader range of buyers and ultimately increase the value of the home in the local market. If painting the entire home would be over-budget, you can focus on key spaces of the home such as the living room, kitchen, or master bedroom. These spaces are often where homeowners spend the most amount of time within the home, so having the paintwork in these areas updated will pique the interest of potential buyers.
3: Kerb Appeal Matters
The exterior of your home is often the first thing a potential buyer will see when coming to view the property so making a good first impression is important. Enhance your home’s exterior by making sure that any lawns, paths, bushes, or trees are neatly trimmed and add a more eye-catching element by planting some colourful flowers in the garden. You can also create a more welcoming environment by painting the front door or, if possible, replace with an affordable but stylish new door. For the most part, enhancing the kerb appeal of your home should involve minimal spending on the seller’s part.
4: Upgrade the Hardware
This may involve spending a little bit more money than the previous options, but it can still be done relatively inexpensively. For example, you could upgrade the door handles on all interior doors, cupboards, and bathroom and kitchen cabinets with more modern options which can change the entire look of the doors or cabinets, making them look almost brand new. This will appeal to a potential buyer as they will then not have to replace these fixtures if they purchase the home. Replacing faucets or showerheads in the kitchen and bathroom can also have a large impact on the condition of these rooms. If these fixtures look as if they have seen better days, the room may be negatively impacted as a result. Upgraded these fixtures can breathe new life into these spaces.
5: Small DIY Fixes
Even if you’re not very handy, you can still make small DIY fixes to the property that will surprisingly enhance the market value of your property exponentially! Address minor repairs (the ones you may have been putting off for a while!) such as leaky faucets in the kitchen or bathroom, squeaky doors or floorboard, or chipped paint on the walls or skirtings. Invest in high quality but affordable materials for these fixes and potential buyers will thank you if they purchase your home.
Adding value to your home before selling on your local market does not have to drain your savings. By focusing on the simple yet strategic improvements, you can enhance your home’s appeal without a significant financial investment. These budget-friendly tips not only make your home more attractive to buyers, but also increase the likelihood of a quick, seamless, and profitable sale. Have you made these changes and now you’re ready for a property valuation? Contact our experts today to sell your home in the Airdrie, Coatbridge, Motherwell, and wider Lanarkshire area.


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