Are you thinking of upping sticks and moving in 2019? Whether you’re moving around the corner or across the world, getting the most money for your property is the best way to set yourself up for the move.

Baking bread, banning the pets and kids, putting away muddy shoes – there are a number of small things you can do to increase the appeal of your home to potential buyers. But what about the bigger things? What should you put at the top of your to-do list for increasing your home value? Keep reading for the top 5 things to spruce up when selling your home in 2019…

1. Windows

One of the first things potential buyers will see when looking at your home is your windows. Bright, open and gleaming? Or are they more cloudy, dull and worn? If they are the latter, you may want to spruce them up a little before inviting visitors to look around your home.

We’re not talking about getting the window cleaner and sponge out. Window replacements are a great way to improve the look of your home, whilst adding value due to their energy efficiency and security.

2. Garden

If your property has a garden, that’s a huge bonus when it comes to selling. Add a well-kept, attractive and spacious garden into the mix, and you could make a few extra thousand on the sale of your home.

If your garden is currently overgrown and messy, think about cutting the weeds back and mowing the lawn before putting your property up for sale as this could put a number of potential buyers off before they even get through the door.

3. Re-decorate

One of the easiest, but most effective ways of sprucing up your home for a sale is to add a lick of paint to the walls. This doesn’t have to cost a fortune and can be done in one weekend – if you rope in a few friends and family members! But the difference it can make is astonishing.

Adding a fresher, more open feel to your home and making it look as good as new will wow potential buyers and give them a clearer idea of what their home would look like.

4. Exterior walls

If you’ve lived in your home for a while, or you purchased an older property, the external walls may look a little tired and worn. Can you spot cracks in the mortar? Or perhaps gaps in the bricks? Whatever the issue, repointing your house’s walls can make a huge difference when it comes to the sale of your property. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, you can transform the look of your home instantly with repointing.

5. Roof

The roof is the umbrella of your property. Keeping the elements out and the warmth inside, a well-kept roof equals a well-kept property in buyers’ minds. Take care of any roof issues or replace your roof entirely before putting your home on the market to add value and increase appeal.

At DPR Roofing in Wakefield, we have over 30 years’ experience replacing and repairing the roofs of residential and commercial properties in the local area. We can increase your property’s value, gain extra interest and improve your chances of securing a sale.