The property market is booming on the south coast and although this bodes well for sellers, it is worth noting that this comes with an increased level of market competition.
Ensuring your property is presented well is essential to a successful sale at the right price. We’ve put together some tips to help you add value to your property:
1. Garden appeal – First impressions count, and the presentation of your garden space will be one of the first noticeable impressions your property will make to potential buyers. A well-presented garden should be well maintained, clean and tidy, clearly demonstrating the available space.
Garden space in Brighton and Hove properties is a particularly attractive bonus as it can be hard to come by. Whether large or small, it is even more important to highlight the space available with a thought out presentation.
Brambletyne Avenue, Saltdean.
Asking price: £650,000
Manor Road, Hurstpierpoint
To rent: £1,350 pcm, no fees apply
2. Make the house feel like a home – All the added extras that make the house feel like home will encourage potential buyers to envisage what the house may look like if they are to complete on the property and make it their own.
3. Front door – Another example of first impressions is the front door. The entryway to the home makes an important impact on the perception of the property. Ensure the front door is clean with a neat and tidy finish for the best impact.
The importance of a powerful entrance is demonstrated with this fantastic example of a front door at one of our previously listed properties.
10 Downing Street
An iconic front door in its own right, 10 Downing Street sets a high standard for a superior glossy front door.
4. Lighting – Lighting is everything, and the more natural light available the better. By ensuring that your windows are dressed well to let in the maximum amount of light, you will draw attention to the brightness of the rooms within the property. The same can be said for light fixtures around the property. By dressing the rooms to maximise style and space, potential buyers will understand the potential of the property and ultimately increase their anticipated value of the building.
5. Declutter – Make sure that you have had a good clear out of unnecessary clutter. This will encourage potential buyers to recognise the space available and enable them to visualise what they might change if they proceed to buy.
Chalkers Lane, Hurstpierpoint
Asking price: £1,100,000
6. Highlight appealing areas of the property – Newly refurbished areas of the property and additional benefits such as off-street parking, should be highlighted to increase the buyers’ anticipated price point.
7. Ensure small defects are fixed up – while these may only be small defects, anything from peeling paint to dirty walls and creaky floorboards may give buyers the impression that the property is run down. By investing a small amount in solutions for these issues, you will ensure that the property value is easier to justify for the potential buyers.
Making these small and low-cost upgrades to your property will undoubtedly reassure potential buyers that your property is worth its valuation and increase the likelihood of a smooth and successful sale.