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Are you interested in selling your property on the market? If so, then there are a few steps that you can take here that will help you avoid the nightmare of a long sale.

Increase The Value

First, you should think about ways that you increase the actual value of the property. There are actually only a few ways that you increase the true value of a property. Most people think that you can do this with some design changes. But the reality is that value is based on square footage. If you want to change the amount you receive during an appraisal, you have to make drastic changes. One of the ways to do this is to focus on the rooms and areas that buyers care about the most. A kitchen renovation can add about 25% onto the value of any home. You just need to make sure that you are exploring the right design choices. Alternatively, you can think about changing your bathroom. A high-quality bathroom adds value to your property and will ensure that buyers are more likely to choose it over other options on the market.

Upgrade The Curb Appeal

Next, you need to think about the curb appeal of your home. This is important as a lot of buyers are going to find your property simply by driving past it. You don’t get a second chance to make the right first impression. So, how can you upgrade the curb appeal. Well, you could think about changing the door. This immediately draws attention and increasing the curb appeal could be as simple as changing the colour or giving it a varnish.
Alternatively, it might be worth focusing on the garden. You can hire a landscaper but just tidying up the garden can do wonders here. Cutting the grass and ensuring it’s short when buyers call will make it look significantly more grand. 

Check For Serious Issues

You do need to make sure that you are dealing with any serious issues with the home before you put it up for sale. Problems here can stop buyers even considering your home and leave your property stuck on the market for months or potentially over a year. This will force you to drop the asking price and that’s the last thing that you need. 

So, what type of issues are we talking about here? Well, you should always check for signs that you have a pest problem. This could be mice, rats or insects. Buyers will notice a problem like this and it could also show up on a survey. If you are selling an older home, then you might need to consider issues like asbestos too. While if undisturbed asbestos is not dangerous, it can be enough to spook a potential buyer. At the very least you should be aware whether you have a problem like this.

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