Showing off the space in your home

Posted 9 September 2015 by Keith Osborne

The trick, as always, is to find cost effective ways to add value to your home and make it more attractive.

If you’ve decided to make the move and have started to get your property ready to put on the market, don't make the mistake of relying exclusively on market trends to make a profit on your home. Ultimately, if you're selling in a rising market, you've also got to buy in one too, so the trick, as always, is to find cost effective ways to add value to your home and make it more attractive.

​One of the principals that is an essential rule of thumb for any house seller is this: above all things show off the space in your home, don't worry about expensive fixtures and fittings because the space will sell itself.

Creating a dream environment for a potential house buyer to enter and approve of can sometimes lead sellers to give the property a distinctive and expensive new look. Every pound you spend doing this eats into your profits when the house is sold and is potentially unnecessary - the buyer has not come to see how good you are at interior design, they have come to see what potential there is in the space on offer.

The best way that you can maximise your property's value is to de-clutter it top to bottom and to make sure that each room is redecorated in a simple, plain and appealing colour scheme.

Adding new fixtures, fittings and soft furnishings is largely unnecessary (unless it is for your comfort and enjoyment), as buyers just want to project themselves and their future into the home you are presenting.

Focus on creating a blank but inviting canvas for others to imagine themselves in and your chances of getting a sale will increase.

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