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There comes a time for everybody when you desperately want to move to a new property. If you own your current house, this entails more work than simply moving out of a rented house. But luckily for you, we’ve made the first steps simple.
At Open House Leicester, we offer free Leicester house valuation for properties throughout the area. So all you need to do if get in touch and we’ll call at a time to suit you.
But to get the best value for your property, it’s important to know what we’re looking out for, you might just be able to add some value to your property sale.
1: Presentation, externally and internally
At your free Leicester house valuation we’ll be closely assessing the condition and presentation of your property, so before one of our agents comes to value your house, you need to make sure that is presentable.
An hour of weeding, a lick of paint and hiding the clutter that has built up make a huge difference. If you want to offer more appeal, consider a few plants to brighten the place up, moving that huge armchair in the living room into storage and putting the door handle back on the hall cupboard. People are easily put off by properties that need a lot of work.
2: Floor space
The more floor space your property has, the more it is typically worth. Most people move to a new house because they have literally outgrown their current one, so your property needs to appear spacious.
To maximise floor space, little changes like rearranging furniture and getting rid of anything you don’t need to have out in the open can make a massive difference. For example, if you’re not planning to use your desk before you move to a new house, take it down! This frees up plenty of room and makes the space significantly bigger to the eye. It’s the little things that can make the difference when we complete your free Leicester property valuation.
Living on a busy road in Leicester can be a nightmare. A 2007 study by the RAC Foundation found that 71% of British workers travel to work by car. Over the 10 years since, this number has increased even more. This means that people with interest in your house are likely to be drivers, making parking an important aspect. As we evaluate your property, this is something we consider.
4: Condition of kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of every home. Since the kitchen is so important to a property, it’s good if yours is in good condition. Keeping it clean and updating your appliances is crucial. If you’re lucky enough to have a kitchen that is a nice size, this is a great selling point for your property. If not, don’t worry – keeping it modern will still appeal to plenty of people.
Whilst your property is the main attraction, there’s more to it than having the perfect house. People looking at your house are going to have different needs. All (or most) will need access to shops, most will need to be close to work and some might have children who go to school.
Lucky for most Leicester properties, they’re all in a good location and in easy access to most local amenities.
6: Number of bathrooms
In the same way that a kitchen is important, so are bathrooms. Typically a good bathroom can help to significantly increase your property price.
In today’s current property market, people love an ensuite bathroom, where possible. Whilst creating extra bathrooms is expensive, it certainly increases the value of your home. If you don’t have the funds to create a new bathroom, modernise your current one.
We understand that when we call around for your free Leicester property valuation that you can’t tackle everything we look for, but you can work on making the best of your property. We would not recommend big changes such as renovations or redecoration as most of the time a little turns out to be a lot. House prices in Leicester are constantly changing, but it is important that you do what you can to ensure you get the best-selling price.
Get in touch today for your free Leicester house valuation at Open House Leicester – we’re more than happy to help you on all aspects of selling your home. Call 0116 243 7938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org