If you are thinking about selling your house, one of the first things that you might wonder is what is my house worth? Of course, estate agents will be able to come over and give you a valuation, but if you want to get an idea yourself, or you are wanting to come up with some ways that you can increase the value of the property, then here are a few ways that you can get a good idea of what your property is worth…
Have a Look at your Area
Looking at the house prices in your area is a good way to get an idea of the approximate value of your property. The differences between some areas of the UK or even in a region can be quite high, so don’t base it on the national average.
You can find out what properties have sold for recently, and have a look on Rightmove to see what similar houses in your area are on there for.
Think About What your Home can Offer
Of course, houses are not the same as each other, so your house might be valued for more or less than one that is on the same street as you. There are lots of things that can affect this. These include:
Parking – If you have a drive, this is a definite improvement over on the street parking. Better still is a garage. A good way to improve the value of your home is by adding a garage. Oak framed garages are an appealing choice and offer the flexibility to use it as another room.
Garden – Another thing that people will have fairly high on their list of requirements is a garden. All you need is a garden to be tidy, it certainly doesn’t have to be a horticultural spectacle! If you have a garden, declutter it and present it well to show off its size.
Layout and Opportunity for Renovation – The layout of your home is also likely to be something that can attract or deter buyers. However, some people will look for a home that offers them the opportunity to make it their own, so having space like a loft can be another positive.
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