When it comes to your home, first impressions count. If you’re thinking of selling a property, the decisions of potential buyers are frequently made before they’ve even stepped over the threshold. Having a house that appears neglected, unloved or just dated can have a big impact on the amount you’ll be offered or even if they’ll make an offer - after all, not many people purposely look for ‘fixer uppers’, and if they do, they’re likely to want the property for a cheap price. Many first-time buyers will be stretching the budget anyway and unwilling to consider properties that need a lot of work. Even if the wear and tear is just superficial, houses that are in need of a little TLC can signal bigger issues that haven’t been dealt with - right or wrong, that is the impression that’s given. Even if you don’t have any plans to move, giving your house a freshen up will make you fall in love with it all over again. Sometimes we just get used to the way things are, and almost stop seeing the potential. A few little tweaks and you could be seeing your home in a whole different light. But what are the essential adjustments that can make a big difference?
Does Your Home Need a Facelift?
Whether it's a small touch designed to add some more personality to your home, or a larger project to really make the space appealing and well-cared for, you can adjust your plan to your budget and taste. But there’s little doubt that a smart exterior will help you sell - or just rediscover your love for your home yourself. Sometimes, if we've lived there a while, we just don’t see our homes as others see them, so take a step back and try to view it with a stranger’s eyes - you’ll soon see what you need to improve.
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