As hard as it must have been for you to make the decision, you’ve gone and done it. After a great deal of thought and consideration on your part, you’ve made the decision to sell your home, weighing the pros and cons equally. However, before saying goodbye for the final time, an important question needs to be answered.
The main question is – do you leave your home the way it is or do you make sure that a certain bit of necessary renovation is done first? That is the vital question that needs to be answered. Now this depends from house to house. Making a mistake on that front could lead to a tremendous waste of money on your part. That is exactly why you must tread with caution in this aspect, and make sure that you analyse each and every component before making an overall decision
How does one strike the sweet spot between spending the right amount of money and adding the proper amount of appeal and value to your home in order to attract the best buyers. Well, there is no straightforward and easy answer to that one. However, keeping in mind the mistakes that should be avoided in the process is key.
On that note, let’s take a close look at 5 of the most common mistakes that people tend to make while shifting out :-
- Renovation of the bathroom: Sure, the bathroom should be spruced up a bit if necessary, but it is also important not to splurge on the area. This is even more the case when the kitchen and exterior aren’t in good shape.
- Ceiling renovation: Again a lot of people seem to think that it’s a necessity when it’s really not. Only if you’ve had something as extreme as a complete caving in of the roof or a complete wear and tear of the plaster and cement, should you consider ceiling renovation. Of course, when there’s a complete cave in, you really have no other option but to replace the roof.
- Complete transformation of the interior: This can be a dangerous move, especially if it ultimately doesn’t end up fitting in with the style of your home. And if that wasn’t enough, a complete renovation and the gutting of the old will end up costing you an arm and a leg. Instead of the entire interior, focus on updating certain specific elements.
- Painting feature walls: This is indeed a strict no no. In fact, the trend nowadays is to decorate a room with furniture and cushions in order to give the perception of a larger space.
- Rendering a brick exterior: Unnecessarily rendering a house can be quite the waste of money. Many are under the misguided impression that it will add value to the home. Not at all. New focal points and landscaping ideas will do a much better job of adding value to your home.
While keeping all of the above mistakes in mind, one must also be careful about keeping the house neat and tidy. Apart from being the final step before you completely move out, the process of decluttering also ensures that you get rid of any possible items that are specific to you and your home in particular.
Ultimately, the idea is that you should create a blank space so that all of the house buyers can picture themselves living in that very space. If you end up cluttering that space with a few of your old possessions that you forgot to pack away, you’ll ultimately end up turning off buyers. So, make sure that you leave enough room in order to make sure that they can envision themselves in the space.