If you listen to the media at the moment, they’ll have you believing that the housing market isn’t doing well at the moment. However, a lot of the time this is down to people not putting in enough effort when it comes to selling their home. The truth is that if you want to sell your home then you need to put in the leg work needed to make it happen.
Improving The Housing Market
A recent survey by Halifax Bank shows that people’s confidence in the housing marketing is starting to return. This is good news because as someone selling their home it means that you could get more money for your property. Right Move shows that housing prices up and down the UK have increased by around 2.8% over recent months.
That said, just because there has been an increase doesn’t mean that you don’t have to put any hard work in. You still have to make sure that you’re doing what you can to get the best price possible for your property. Some of this could be decorating or improving the structure of your home.
Selling Your House
When someone is looking to buy a home they usually want something that they can move into straight away. As a seller, you need to make this happen. So if you’re home needs decorating or could benefit from new windows then it could be worth doing this first. You’ll need to spend money making this happen, but it is an investment. If you make your home as high quality as possible then this will increase the value of your home.
It is also worth looking at the structure of your home and whether any of this could benefit from a makeover. For example, is it worth you investing in a new room and making sure that this reflects in your market price.
The good news is that whatever improvements you make when it comes to your home, they should cost less than the increase you’ll see in the possible sale price. If you get an estate agent or property valuer around to survey your home they should be able to offer more advice on this.
How Much Is My Home Worth?
When it comes to the value of your property, there is no blanket answer. The area your property is in and the size of the house will make a big difference. For example, an upper floor flat with 3 bedrooms is probably going to be worth less than a house with 4 bedrooms. That said, area can make a difference to.
The best thing you can do is get your home in as near to perfect condition is possible. When you have done this and you are ready to sell you can contact an estate agent or two. These will be able to give you a rough value for your property and let you know if there is anything you can do to increase this price.