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5 Simple Things You Can Do To Increase Your House's Resale Value

You need to prep before selling your house!
09 Mar 2020, 10:56 AM
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Houses aren’t only purchased to be made a forever home. People also use it as a form of investment of their money—and this usually involves reselling. If you’ve been thinking about selling your house, you should take important steps to ensure that the selling price is higher than the price when you first bought it. 

If your house is located in a great location with nearby amenities, then great—it’ll really influence your property’s price. However, you have to take the initiative to increase the value of your house—and guess what? They’re not as difficult as you might think! Here are some simple ways to do it:

#1 Give your house good lighting

You’re giving a possible new buyer a tour of your house, but your lights are dimmed so they’re unable to show off how beautiful the rooms are. This could take their attention away and they’d miss out on important selling points to your house.

What you can do is replace your light bulbs with ones that has a higher wattage—it’s affordable and you don’t need a professional to do this!

#2 Clean and de-clutter

We know cleaning can be a pain but imagine how much you’d get in return when someone buys your house! Move items you don’t need out of the house—you can either keep it somewhere else, donate or recycle.

You should also remove whatever dirt or dust that has been accumulating on your floors and carpets. Your potential buyer will be so impressed when they see how clean and tidy your house is—it’ll be like buying a new house. They’ll be more willing to meet the value that you’ve set.

#3 Improve your curb appeal

Another easy way to increase the value of your house is to focus on landscaping. The first thing your potential buyers will see is the outside of your house, and you don’t want them to be greeted by shrubs and an unorganised garden.

Plant flowers and trees to make your house prettier. Oh, and if there’s a back alley behind your house, make sure it’s cleared too!

#4 Get a professional to update your wiring and plumbing

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If your house hasn’t been rewired for years, it’s time to update your electrics. Inspect your fuse box or get an electrician to help you figure it out. You might want to add extra sockets and use fancy face plates for them—it’s still a part of the house décor after all! When doing your rewiring, it’s also recommended to add extractor fans in the kitchen and bathroom.

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Speaking of bathrooms—check that your plumbing is working well and if not, get that fixed too. It’s one of the most important rooms as it plays a major part in helping you increase the value of your house.

#5 Paint your house!

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Ideally you would want your home to appear as low maintenance as possible—this can be easily done by putting on a new coat of exterior paint so that the future buyer sees it as new and doesn’t require any maintenance soon.

5 simple things you can do to increase your house

Moreover, with Nippon Paint Weatherbond’s 7-year warranty for walls—which you can sign up for free with every Nippon Paint Weatherbond purchase, your property will appear even more cost efficient for prospective buyers in the market as its paint will last longer!

The Nippon Weatherbond range is perfect for your exterior walls. This high-performance paint equipped with sun-proof, rain-proof and anti-fungus properties that are ideal for Malaysian homes. Visit their website for more information.

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