UK house prices fell for four straight months in the first half of the nationwide lockdown. As a result, in July the government announced a reduction in property tax for all buyers under £ 500,000. And properties with a price of over half a million only have to pay tax on the maximum value. This turned out to be good news for the property market, which rebounded rapidly as property prices rebounded – August saw their largest monthly increase in 16 years.
What has come to be known as « Postage Stamp Day » ends on March 31, 2021. So if you are thinking of selling your home, do it quickly while the market is buoyant and people can afford to spend more.
In order to get more interest from buyers and the best price, it is a good idea to invest the time and money in making your property look the best it can before you put it on the market. We know that the nicer your home, the more likely it is to sell it quickly and for a price higher than the asking price. The more you work on it now, the better. Here are some ways to spice up your home to make it more attractive to buyers – and who knows, you might even love it so much that you decide to stay there!
Add a coat of paint
When most people see a new home, they generally only see what to expect and cannot imagine what it might look like if they wanted to renovate it. For this reason, it is recommended that you repaint the walls in neutral colors (not everyone likes looking at black walls in a teenage bedroom, but very few can paint them a different color – which will reduce the likelihood that they will break the property want to see buy). .
Renew the tiles
Most people who buy a home want to do a lot of homework to do for themselves, but they know that they cannot afford to do it all at once. So they are looking for something they love now or would like to live with while saving up to get exactly what they want. If your bathroom walls or kitchen floor tiles look a little worse, you can replace them yourself (see the internet for instructions) and thereby add value to the house. The result will more than offset your small investment and your time.
Eliminate the clutter
Don’t leave it until the day before you evacuate. Do this before you put the property on the market. Not only does this save you a lot of hassle during a busy and stressful time, but it also adds value to your home by making it more spacious and popular. Who knows, maybe you can even make money selling some of your unused items. With all the constraints in our social lives and the ubiquitous possibility of local lockdown, now is the perfect time to get rid of overcrowded closets and cupboards.
Clean up the jungle
Leaving your yard wild may be good for wildlife, but it isn’t good for the price of your property. With more free time, it’s a good time to get rid of the weeds and cut the grass again. You don’t have to put all of the Capability Brown on it, but it will work wonderfully if it looks neat.
We can’t help but weed the garden, but we can help with tiles, adhesives, seals, equipment, and advice. We have stores all over North London as well as Aylesbury and High Wycombe. Individual stores may have to temporarily restrict their opening hours. So always check this before you go.