Increasing The Property Value Of Your Old House

If you have purchased a new house and are ready to call the removal companies any minute, you should think about what you want to do with the old one. The most logical decision, of course, should be selling it or renting it out. Either way, there is a lot of work to be done on the old house so that you can get the best price for it. Yes, the old rule does apply with full force – you have to spend money to make money. So do some number crunching and set a budget for all the things to come.

Location is one of the most important things people look for when buying a house. Since this is the one thing you cannot change about the house, you should at least make its outlook as appealing as possible. Paint over the whole exterior to give it a fresh look, and be creative with the colour. The best option, of course, would be a white house since the neutral colour usually brings out the most overall appeal and will draw in more potential buyers or tenants. But that should not discourage you from painting over with another, or more, colours. It will decrease potential clients, but you can ask for a higher price or rent for the stylized look.

Another thing you can focus on is upgrading the household appliances. Go into the kitchen and send everything you are not taking with you to be sold. Then get better versions. The better the house’s contents, the higher the price for the property. Same goes for the furniture – replace everything with an upgraded look and upgraded feel for an upgraded check. If you are selling the house, though, you should think about whether the potential buyers will have or want their own furniture for it and you might want to opt for more space when their removal van comes along.

There might be things on your property that are not working properly. Make time to inspect every single thing you can think of, or hire a professional to do a thorough inspection. Whether it would be a malfunctioning appliance, or a clogged pipe, everything that is an issue, or could be a potential problem, should be fixed right away. Hire only the best repairmen or people you are absolutely certain are reliable for the job – you need the place to be working at one hundred per cent. You may opt to add additional things to further increase the value – like a heating or an air-conditioning system. This will surely pump-up the price quite a bit.

And don’t forget about the garden. Don’t leave the new, bright, clean house with a forlorn weedy garden which might turn away people even if they do like the house’s outlook. Do some clearing up, remove the leaves, weed out the plants, mow the lawn. A better-looking garden will upgrade the look of the house several times and will further give you the opportunity for a price boost.

After all this is done, you can settle back and deal with your own relocation while you wait for the potential clients and their moving vans to start piling up. If you need to hire a removal van:

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