Property presentation is important to maximise the potential of your property.
In general decor should be a neutral blank canvas that new occupants can personalise themselves, with enough detail to make it appealing and photograph well. If you or a family member have lived in the property, it is much more difficult to be objective and it is worth getting advice from someone not personally involved. It is also worth decluttering, so that the property can be seen at its best. Improvements should be reflective of the value of the property so that your investment can be recovered when the property is sold.
Improvements you may wish to consider
- Redecoration – repainting a front door and installing new door ironmongery may give a good first impression and be worth the outlay if the internal presentation is good.
- Replacing fencing and tidying the garden area – this will again improve first impressions and show the level of care that has gone into maintaining the property.
- Re-carpeting or renovating wooden floors to improve presentation – this will help the marketing of the property. Clean, neutral carpets will also make the property feel larger and fresher.
We can also assist with more substantial improvements including
- Gas central heating – this is usually much more attractive to potential tenants or purchasers than electric heating
- Kitchen replacement – in some instances where units look dated but are in good condition replacement doors may suffice.
- Bathroom replacement – a shower is now considered essential and dated suites can be extremely off putting to tenants and buyers alike.
At Watt Property we can arrange the refurbishment of your property to ensure that it will be attractive to potential buyers, or tenants, or improve your home. You may have definite ideas as to works that you would like carried out, or need help to determine what is required, in which case we are happy to provide advice.
Our flexible service means that we can accommodate your requirements. We have an extensive network of tried and tested contractors giving you peace of mind that work will be carried out to a good standard.