Before you put your home on the market, it’s worth considering how you might be able to increase its value for a more successful, quick and stress-free home sale.
Boosting the value of your home doesn’t have to be hard work or require expensive renovations. In fact, there are some simple, cost-effective ways to ensure your home is presented in the best possible light to achieve the best sales outcome. Keep reading for our top 3 tips to improve the value of your home before selling!
1. STAGE YOUR HOME TO APPEAL TO MORE BUYERS
Did you know one of the biggest factors when selling your home is actually how it’s furnished? If your home is cluttered with personal items or filled with outdated furniture, it can have a negative impact on the overall impression of your home. Remember, your potential buyers aren’t just looking for a home - they’re looking for a lifestyle to fall in love with. If your property is completely bare or cluttered with personal items, it becomes much harder for buyers to form an emotional connection.
Working with a property stylist is one of the best investments to improve the value of your home. A property stylist will purposefully stage your home with modern and appealing furniture and decor, designed to highlight its best assets and appeal to the right buyers.
To maximise the value of your home as much as possible, we focus on the key selling areas such as living and dining spaces, entertaining areas and master bedrooms. We also use accessories like greenery, artwork and textiles to create a warm, homely and welcoming ambience. This allows potential buyers to really visualise themselves living in the space, helping to boost the overall appeal and desirability of your home (and ultimately, enticing more lucrative offers!).
Home staging also provides more appealing photos for your entire sales campaign and positions your property at a higher price point from the very beginning. Plus, it’s more affordable than you think - check out our guide on property styling costs on the blog here.
2. CONSIDER YOUR HOME EXTERIOR
Something else to consider is the external impression of your home (otherwise known as “curb appeal”) - how does your property present from the outside? Take a good look at your property from the street, and consider any areas that might need improvements. For example, does your fence need a new coat of paint, do any light fixtures need replacing, or does your garden require some maintenance?
Remember, buyers love a beautiful facade and landscape. The external presentation of your property will help you make the best first impression at site inspections and boost the overall value of your home.
3. UPDATE YOUR KITCHEN
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and will be one of the key selling points your potential buyers are looking out for. While you definitely don’t need to invest thousands in a total renovation, consider some cost-effective updates to give your kitchen a modern facelift.
This could be something as simple as updating your hardware, adding a fresh coat of paint, adding statement pendant lights, or even replacing the countertops if that fits within your budget. When it comes to colour selections, we recommend neutral, earthy tones for any home updates, to appeal to a wider demographic.
When preparing your home for sale, it’s so important to make the best first impression on your ideal buyers. For more home staging inspiration, head over to our Look Book to see our latest furniture hire packages in action, or get in touch with our property styling team right here for a no-obligation quote!