Homeowners who want to maximise their house price value when placing their property on the market have been given some DIY tips by the Associated Press.
Published in the New York Times, an article has told sellers that they need to start with the outside of the home, offering potential buyers a great first impression.
This should involve clearing gutters, fixing up the front garden and perhaps giving the exterior of the house a lick of paint.
In addition, homeowners should redecorate, focusing on increasing the amount of natural light in the property and getting the right balance of hard and soft furniture.
Next, blemishes could be concealed by adding a few coats of eggshell finish paint, allowing for a splash of colour with fabric and artwork.
Finally, it is advised that everything is cleaned thoroughly, any clutter is gathered up and cleared and the property is made to look as depersonalised as possible.
Ottokar Rosenberger, sales and marketing director for Rated People, recently suggested that DIYers carry out project to give a house more space – which buyers will find more appealing.
Posted by Barney Marshall