Mon 30 Jan 2017
Over the years, John German Estate Agents have seen many homes go through transformations, from extensions and kitchen upgrades to soft furnishings, we’ve seen it all; with many adding value to a property.
However, if you are planning to make improvements to your home, there are certain things we’d suggest you avoid:
1. OUTGROWING YOUR STREET
If houses in your street cost £250,000, don’t build an enormous extension and ask £400,000. People looking for a £400,000 house won’t want to live in a £250,000 street.
2. DIY BODGING
If you make a very visible mess or bodge-up, it raises all sorts of questions in the buyer’s mind about all the more crucial bodge-ups they can’t see, for example, electrics and plumbing.
3. REPLACING ALL THE FURNITURE
There is no need. It may look nice, but will it add a penny of value to your house? No, it won’t.
4. TOO BIG A TELEVISION
We’ve seen far too many living rooms that have been overpowered by the size of the plasma screen.
5. TOO MANY BEDROOMS
There’s a substantial difference in price between a two-, three- and four-bedroomed house. After five, though, there’s hardly any.
So, before you embark on a pricey project, feel free to get in touch with our experienced property team who will give you some honest and constructive advice.
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