ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME
A MIRROR and planning permission are affordable ways you could add value to your home – and bag a buyer at the best price says Yorkshire Building Society.
Applying for planning permission costs £172 in England and £166 in Wales but could be enough to inspire a potential buyer to think about a kitchen extension or new bathroom.
You only have one chance to capture potential buyers’ attention, so ensure windows and the front door are clean and tidy. If paintwork looks shabby, a few tins of paint is a small price to pay for wowing your buyer.
Internally, make narrow dark areas look larger and lighter by adding mirrors and outside, a tidy garden can be a big seller. Pretty pots and garden furniture give buyers the idea of the garden as usable space rather than simply a patch of grass.