Our housing market has been quite stagnant over the past three and a half years as we all waited for the Brexit process to be completed. Now that it is, there’s a decent chance that it might come to life again and see Britons be a bit less cautious about trying to sell their properties.
Have you been holding fire on putting your place on the market, but are ambitious to move on in 2020? Go for it, we say!
We would though advise you to firstly do some detective work and assess if and where any changes can be made that would boost its sale price. Some may be minor, and some quite major.
Orion has been improving homes for years, so we have a strong awareness of what changes tend to have the biggest financial impact:
Improve your home’s energy efficiency rating
When your property is listed by an estate agent, its current energy efficiency rating will be publicised.
An A-rated home is what you should ideally aim for as it is the highest possible rating and tells buyers they won’t face expensive energy bills.
There are so many things you can to improve energy efficiency, from installing a new boiler to putting insulation in your loft. New double or triple glazed windows and doors from Orion will also make a vast difference.
Enhance your entrance
It will be what buyers see on the outside that gives them that initial first impression, so create the prettiest of entrances.
A nice hanging basket and potted plants beside your front door, an immaculately manicured front lawn, tidy roofline and spotless driveway will go down well.
Regard your hallway as part of the entrance too.
Put down a fresh new carpet and add some colour to the walls in preparation for prospective buyers crossing the threshold.
Invest in a new kitchen
It’s the kitchen where most UK families now spend their time at home, not the living room.
We eat in there. We watch TV in there. We chat in there. The modern kitchen is a social space and so much more diverse than it used to be.
Not got that sort of kitchen at the moment? It’s time you bought a new kitchen with all the right ingredients for a kitchen-based lifestyle, such as a kitchen island, intelligent storage, bar stools, up-to-the-minute appliances etc.
Contact the team at Orion if we can in any way help you get an asking price that brings a huge smile to your face.
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