With the news a few months ago that growth in Bristol property prices is slowing, let’s look at how you can increase the likelihood of selling your Bristol home and increase its value.
How can I add value to my home
Ensuring your home is maintained and cleaned regularly is one of the easiest ways to ensure it sells well. An unloved and tired home will make potential buyers assume they’ll have to spend a lot of money on it. Keep the garden lawn mowed and weeded and regularly freshen up your décor. Sometimes all it takes is a lick of paint to bring out the best in your home.
A conservatory is one of the best selling points that can add some value to your home. You can increase your space and the number of rooms without extending. Whether you want to use it to get some sun and enjoy your stunning views or as dining room for parties, they’re a stunning way of transforming your home. A conservatory can change how you use your home and can increase your value by up to 15%.
A solid roof is even more desirable as it blends in with the rest of your home. It’s also much more efficient than a polycarbonate roof at keeping in your warmth. A tiled roof also keeps you shaded from the strong sun but skylights can be installed to let in some air and catch a few of the sun’s rays.
Tips for a successful viewing
If you’re in your home when potential buyers come round, try and be as warm and inviting as possible. It can be difficult if you’ve become attached to your home, seeing people sizing it up. Especially when they start discussing changes they would make to your decor etc. Try your best to show off the good points but let them wander round at their own pace. Buying a new home can be an emotional purchase as much as a financial one.
Open all the curtains to let in as much light as possible so your home is seen at its best. If you have a fireplace and it’s not the middle of summer, light it to add a warming atmosphere to your home.
If you have pets, bear in mind not everyone will love them as much as you do. Get someone to take your dog for a walk during the viewing as it could scare someone. Those who aren’t animal lovers might not appreciate seeing a dog jumping all over the furniture. Especially if they’re trying to imagine themselves living in the property.
Open the windows to let some fresh air in, this is particularly important if you have pets or have been cooking something strong smelling. Once you’ve lived somewhere for a while, you can get used to smells associated with smoking or pets so try not to smoke in your home on the day of your viewing. This can be an instant turn off for non-smokers.
Bristol conservatory specialists
Here at Oakley Green Conservatories, whether you want to add a sold roof to your existing conservatory or have a brand new one built, we’re the name you can trust. Come and visit our showroom outside of Henfield to see our full range of beautiful glazed extensions. From classic uPVC to ultramodern aluminium, we can create the perfect conservatory for you. Get in touch today to find out more.