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Home Selling? Property Experts Share Value-Adding Ideas

Posted by Marites Alma Christiansen on Oct 14, 2015 07:00 AM EDT
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House or loft architecture and modern design in Vigo, Galicia, 20th November 2006 (Photo : Xurxo Lobato/Getty Images)

Planning to move out into a new home but need to sell the old one? Home property experts share essential points and tricks to give it a brand new shine plus added value to the old house facade, according to an article on

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The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show property expert Michael Holmes says, "In a property that is already structurally sound, free of damp, and has a modern central heating and wiring system, there are a lot of scopes to improve simply by making cosmetic improvements. If it is currently very run down or poorly decorated, a cosmetic makeover can boost the value of a property by as much as 5%." He also agrees that big changes are not that necessary when thinking of doing a home upgrade, small renovations when done properly can make a better impression on potential home seekers.

Another property expert Kate Faulkner stresses not to forget to check over and prioritize maintenance matters such as heating, plug leaks or cracked paint. She notes, "The major problems people have in their homes are caused by a lack of maintenance and a lack of checks on the property. We are staying in our homes longer now - an average of 15-20 years - so we need to be more responsible for maintaining our homes properly. It's also part of your insurance policy, which a lot of people don't realize. If there's something wrong, the insurance company will find out if it's because you didn't maintain it properly and you will have to pay out," as stated in the same article.

A article also offers excellent advice on home upgrades. For instance, converting an unused loft into a home office can entice buyers looking to have that ample quiet space to work or just relax while at home.

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