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Fix-Up Home? Quick Improvement Tips

October 26th 2019
By: Thomas Morris
Fix-Up Home? Quick Improvement Tips

While there are many ways you can improve your home when selling it, you don’t always have a lot of time or money to make positive changes. There are buyers keen to find fix-up homes, but you still want to create a positive impression when selling your home. After all, even though some fix-up home buyers enjoy the challenge of the project, most buyers of this nature seek a bargain.

Therefore, if your home is a fix-up property, you’ll want to find some quick improvement tips which allow you to add value while reaching out to buyers.

Brighter light fixtures and bulbs illuminate your home

While light bulbs and fittings are rarely the first things people think of changing when it comes to their home, light is crucial. Natural light is preferred, but the standard, style and positioning of lighting around your home affect how people think of your house.

In rooms where you wish to create a cosy atmosphere, such as the living room or bedroom, go for mood lighting. Don’t rely on a single light to illuminate the entire room, opt for smaller lights, allowing you to create pockets around the room, where everyone can find the ideal lighting for their needs.

If you want to bring everyone together in a living room, but you accept that people will do their own thing, allowing people the chance to choose their light setting makes this the place to be in a home.

For the kitchen and bathroom, white light is appropriate, and there is an opportunity to utilise a broader light, offering consistency across the room.

Remove bulky items and furniture

When you sell your home, space is crucial, no matter the condition of the property. All buyers are looking for potential, which is undoubtedly the case when it comes to a fix-up property. If you have the opportunity to remove bulky furniture and large items from your home before a buyer views the property, you should do so, as this helps to create a better impression.

Quick tips to consider when presenting your property:

  • Don’t leave health and safety hazards unchecked
  • Carry out as many small repairs as you can
  • Be honest with prospective buyers
  • Ensure you have an EPC for the property
  • If in doubt, call on a local builder to review the home and assess its condition

If you follow these tips, you improve your chances of engaging a buyer and driving interest towards your home.

While fix-up homes appeal to many buyers, you still need to create a positive impression”, said Thomas Morris St Neots Branch Manager Andrea Delaney. “Even if you are going to market with a home which needs some love and affection, there are steps you can take to engage buyers, and create a positive impression.”

Selling your home is stressful, but with the right support, you can make the process easier. Book a valuation at a time that is suitable to you or alternatively, you can phone our St Neots branch, managed by Andrea Delaney by calling us on 01480 403020.