Oi, AGENT! HELP SELLERS GET 25-30% MORE FOR THEIR HOME

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A survey of over 200 of the UK’s leading estate agents mostly in London, but including a number, further afield across the UK, revealed there are a number of very obvious, affordable renovations or additions one can make in preparation for a sale, with which home owners can add considerable value to their property.

NO BRAIN SURGERY REQUIRED TO DETERMINE THESE OBVIOUS ACTIONS

The survey revealed that sellers on a budget can add value to their home with a few low-cost improvements, such as improving the garden or having an alarm system installed.
Based on the average house price, as reported by the Land Registry, adding an extra bedroom is the most valuable addition to increase the sales value far more than the preparatory expense. Depending on the price bracket of the house and it's location, the ball park figure for best value always seems to be a minimum of three bedrooms. Discuss the details with your Nelsons Estate Agents in London before you proceed, to ensure the addition will add an acceptable amount, some areas are favoured by young couples and an extra bedroom may not provide the desired result.

RENOVATIONS ARE EXPENSIVE, CONSULT YOUR ESTATE AGENTS IN LONDON

Less expensive options include a simple installation of an alarm system and changing to more conservative décor which will both increase the value of a property and adding an extra bathroom or even just a guest toilet are very rewarding enhancements.
In older houses with a wasted loft, which has often only served as a junk receptor, just a decent  clean and re-paint will do wonders, while a conversion of it into an extra functional room, be it a study, play- or bedroom remain popular.
A new kitchen is always a magic wand for buyers' interest, however it is normally a very expensive exercise therefore, unless your kitchen is a real mess, we suggest this one be left as a last option which requires careful consideration.
Secure parking space is another big winner with buyers. If there is no space on your property currently, and cars are left outside on the street it will be worth it to surrender part or most of the front garden. It is an overrated space and in most instances a total waste, except for it's aesthetic value on the eye.
Most people never even sit out there, the beauty of a well kept garden is mostly to the benefit of passersby and if it is not there anymore will hardly be missed, especially when the area is employed for something practical and valuable. Erect a covered carport or even a lock-up, those will reward you with more than your expense.
Whatever you plan, before you start spending, ask for professional help and the people who can best assist you with house renovations, without standing to score from their advice, are your London Estate Agents at Nelsons.

GOOD OLD ELBOW GREASE REMAINS A WINNER ON ANY PROPERTY

'First impressions are most important' remains an irrefutable truth and remember you get only ONE opportunity ever.
The overall, general appearance of any property which a potential buyer encounters when coming onto your property the first time is the sales clincher in more than 70% of all property sales and you may check that with your estate agent at any of the Nelsons offices in London.
It costs the least except for some pub and football time on a Saturday and you can make improvements yourself with often no more than effort, a lick and a promise, to not only increase the sales value, but also increase the Chance of a sale happening at all. Good sales!