Add an extension
Square footage is one of the factors that determine the asking price in real estate, so it follows that by increasing this, you can also ask for more money!
Of course, the most obvious way to increase square footage on your property is to add an extension to the outside of your home. However, not every property is suited to have extensions built outwards. Although, if this is the case with your home, all is not lost. After all, it is often possible to extend upwards into the attic space, or downwards into the basement.
However, before choosing to go ahead with these types of extensions it is vital that you have the resources to see them through to completion. The reason is that buyers are much less likely to go for homes with unfinished building work than ones where it has either been completed.
Overhaul your flooring
While the floors in our homes are in one of the areas that receive the most wear and tear, they are also one of the features that buyers will look at first. Indeed, overlay dirty, worn, or out-of-date flooring can provide a potential buyer with a negative first impression that will not only lower the value of the property in their eyes but could prevent you from selling it at all.
With that in mind, making an investment to ensure all your floors look their best is essential. One way to do this is to hire a professional carpet cleaning to come in and wash all your rugs and carpets. However, you may also wish to consider replaced worn flooring materials with wood flooring instead. The reason being that it is easy to clean, lasts for a long time, and looks incredibly attractive as well.
Deal with your garden
Unless you are a green-fingered enthusiast, that spends all your free time watering and tending your plants, your outside space may not quite look like how you want it. However, gardens are a big deal when it comes to adding value to your home.
Primarily this is because buyers want a property where the yard is already maintained well, and they can spend time out of doors immediately. However, outdoor spaces that are too messy, too large, or so complicated that they seem to require a great deal of work and time to keep well maintained can really put buyers off.
With that in mind, making your outside space as low maintenance as possible can really help. This may mean cutting back plants, trees, and bushes or laying a new lawn. You may even wish to section off a piece of land to act as formal garden space, leaving the rest as a meadow to help make things more manageable.