03, March, 2024

Tips to increase the value of your home

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If you are looking to sell your house in 2024 or add value for the future, we have outlined the top methods for boosting your property’s value. It will be vital that those looking to remain competitive in the sellers’ market in 2024 maximize the perceived value of their property to ensure it stands out from the competition. We recently discussed the key trends to expect from the UK property market in 2024, which you can read here

Quick Wins

How can I make the first impression count?

When selling your property, the importance of a first impression cannot be overlooked. The more attention a property gets, the more likely it is to sell at your asking price. 

Kerb appeal can be a simple and budget-friendly method of increasing your property’s value, which can be achieved through various methods such as: 

  • Applying a fresh layer of paint to the front door.
  • Maintaining grass areas.
  • Planting flowerpots for the entrance. 
  • Fixing defects such as broken windows or fragmented tiles.

The more attractive a property looks online, the more likely it is to stand out to potential buyers. When small issues like those mentioned above are fixed, the property’s marketing materials will be more effective. As a result, your property’s interest will increase, putting you in a more competitive position. 

If you want to learn more about boosting your Kerb Appeal, you can read our article here.

Benefits of Increasing the functionality of your outdoor space 

The garden is a versatile space and offers excellent opportunities for enhancing a property’s image. Buyers are often attracted to outdoor spaces which have been modified to include additional features. Landscaping or adding outdoor furniture are great budget-friendly methods of boosting an outdoor area’s functionality and increasing its attractiveness to potential buyers. 

If you are looking for more added value and have the necessary finance, adding an outdoor living space, such as a porch or deck, with facilities, such as an outdoor kitchen or living space, can substantially increase the property’s value. 

Long Term Strategies

How can I maximize space to increase a property’s value?

By maximizing the use of your space, you can add a considerable amount of value to your property. There are two key methods that you should consider before you proceed:

Extensions: Square footage is one of the main factors in determining a property’s value. Therefore, extending your property to include an additional living space would be a worthwhile consideration if you have the space and means. However, depending on your area’s preferences and trends, creating an extra bedroom could significantly impact your house value. 

Conversions: A conversion provides an alternative route to maximizing a property’s space. You can boost value and attract buyers’ attention by utilizing rooms such as the attic or the basement and maximizing their usage to include an office, recreational space, or a gym.

If you have a particularly large bedroom, considering a bedroom conversion could be worthwhile. The more bedrooms a property has, the higher its value. Therefore, converting to create two bedrooms from the initial room could boost the property’s value substantially. However, ensuring the bedrooms’ dimensions are adequately planned is essential to maintaining their added value.  

Are housing repairs worthwhile before selling?

When a house has internal issues such as damp and water leaks, its value can heavily depreciate. If such problems are not resolved, the property’s market price will have to consider repair costs for potential buyers.

Many buyers will shy away from a property marketed with issues such as damp, which could decrease overall interest.  

These repairs can be expensive, but they are critical to ensuring the property generates adequate interest from potential buyers and receives the best price. 

However, many properties have more superficial defects, which are less costly fixes. Examples include faulty taps, ill-fitted doors, and decorative issues, including peeling paint. Although not necessarily adding significant value, rectifying these issues can aid a property in selling quickly.

Energy Efficiency as a tool for maximizing home value. 

The importance of energy efficiency to homebuyers has steadily increased over the last few years. Those retrofitting their homes to include energy-efficient modifications see their property’s value increase by approximately 16% on average if they increase from an F to a C EPC rating.

If you are looking to improve the value of your property, you should consider upgrading using modernized energy solutions to attract premium-priced buyers. Various options exist to optimize your property to become more energy efficient, such as replacing windows with double—or triple-glazed glass or enhancing your insulation.


We appreciate that those looking to sell don’t always have the time or resources to take on such tasks before selling. The UK property market can be competitive to find potential buyers. We provide hassle- and cost-free services to those looking to sell their properties, no matter their condition. To find out more, contact us here.

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