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.
"To all the staff members at John German, thank you for all your help and support over the last few months with the sale of our property. You made the whole process 'easier', and you were always happy to help us. A big thank you to Clare though on exchange of contracts day, hope it didn't cause you too much stress!"