How to steer clear of the pitfalls that could devalue your home

January 17th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
How to steer clear of the pitfalls that could devalue your home

More often than not people talk about ways to add value to their Surrey properties.  But there might also be some things to avoid if you want to make sure your home retains its value. If you are selling a property it will be important to you to try and get the best possible price that you can. To ensure this you might want to steer clear of some pitfalls that can take thousands of the value of your London home.

If you are looking to sell your home in the next year or two you should avoid; removing any period features from covering up that fireplace to removing those ceiling roses, it could cost you a lot in the long run, as many buyers have 'period character' at the top of their list of priorities.

Rightly or wrongly many buyers tend to think in terms of bedroom count so losing a bedroom in a property by converting a bedroom to bathroom might not always be the best idea.

PVC windows may keep out the weather but they can look incongruous particularly in a period home. Some buyers might see the cost of replacing them as a bargaining tool to negotiate down.

When it comes to the colour scheme neutral colours are still best to appeal to buyers across the board a fuchsia pink bedroom or turquoise kitchen would not be the best choice.

In Surrey and South West London interest goes up with the size of outside space so anything that clutters it up could dampen buyers' enthusiasm and while artificial grass has been a bit of a trend and can be good for families with young children many buyers think of it as a no, no.

If you would like any help and advice on how to avoid these potential pitfalls why not pop into your local branch of Goodfellows for a chat and a coffee or give our team a call on 020 8102 0554. 

Here is an example of a beautifully renovated property currently on the market with Goodfellows Sutton for £950,000. Elegance, style and character are words that spring to mind as one enters this beautifully appointed five bedroom Edwardian property. The house is situated within easy reach of Sutton which offers an extensive shopping centre, excellent schooling and a mainline station into London, all of which will draw families, professionals and commuters alike. Click here to find out more information. 

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