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How to increase your property’s value

April 19th 2017
By: Melanie
How to increase your property’s value

There are many different factors that can affect the price of your property, one of the most obvious ones is location, as this can make a difference to work, family and a general well-being. Location is especially important to commuters and parents wanting to live in the catchment area of a good school. However if your property location isn’t an enviable one then you can still add value to your properties price.

Making a property appealing for your chosen selling group really is important. Housing developers will always seek the help of a professional designer in order to maximise their properties potential, for example making a small room look larger or any awkward spaces feel useable.

The family market aspires to having plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, a large well-equipped kitchen and utility room and a garden space. Whereas a young professional couple will tend to look for a place to work from home and with easy access to transport routes. Think about which group of buyers you are aiming your house at, even if you don’t plan to sell it imminently, because by making it appeal to several different types of buyers you will maximise interest and possibly have a positive affect on the price you can achieve.

Creating an indoor/outdoor living space is becoming very important in the UK, so if you can develop this area in your home then you could add value.

Another way of increasing the value of your home is to build up or down, or even convert a garage into a bedroom. Bedrooms tend to add value to a property as long as they are proportionate to the living space a property offers.

If you live in a property which is leasehold, extending the time of the lease could also add value to your home. If you live in an area where parking is difficult by turning your garden into a driveway could increase your homes desirability and also perceived value.

For more tips and advice on how to increase the price of your property why not pop into your local branch of Intercounty or give our team a call on 01279 655243.