Thinking of selling your luxury house? Do these 5 things during lockdown to increase the value
For the most part, homeowners across the country who were considering selling their properties this year are left in limbo as they wait for the lockdown restrictions to be eased. The current restrictive measures, albeit a responsible and necessary measure to protect the health and safety of our communities, have put a spanner in the wheel of the property market. So, what to do if you are the owner of a luxury house and were looking to offload it on the market this year?
While there is very little anyone can do regarding the spread of COVID-19 and the accompanying measures to keep the pandemic at bay – other than being patient and responsible – there are a number of tasks you can perform to highlight the luxury features of your house and to add some perceived value to your property. As an added benefit, it will give you something constructive to do while the lockdown is in place.
Here are five things you can do to spruce up your house to add to the value and the overall feel of luxury and to attract the attention of potential buyers:
1. Tackle any repairs that are needed
True luxury is found in the details. So, set aside time to inspect your house carefully and identify any quick and easy maintenance tasks that can be done by yourself and with readily available materials. This could include tasks, such as fixing cupboard door handles, oiling hinges, or replacing light bulbs. Larger tasks may be dependent on the services available at the time.
2. Improve the energy efficiency and waterwise features of your property
Talking about light bulbs… If you have not yet reviewed the energy efficiency and waterwise status of your house, then now is the ideal time. Luxury is not only about quality finishes, but also smart solutions. See which features you can replace (or add) to your property to make it more efficient. Leading technology, no matter how simple, creates a quality impression.
3. Spruce up the garden and exterior of your house
Next, see if the outside of your house and your garden can benefit from some attention. This includes cleaning gutters, patching up paintwork, trimming hedges and trees, removing weeds and overgrowth, and cleaning paved surfaces. A luxury house should look well-kept and cared for.
4. Pay attention to your interior decorating
The same goes for the interior. You may not be able to open your home as a showroom at the moment, but that means it is an ideal chance to evaluate and make some adjustments during this time. You are not going to replace furniture and redecorate rooms, but you can perhaps arrange some furniture and remove or replace some items where possible to spruce up the look.
5. Partner With Fine & Country South Africa
A key factor to the successful sale of a luxury house is the estate agent you choose to partner with. Fine & Country South Africa is part of a leading global network that focuses on the sales of luxury properties. Our agents possess specialist knowledge of the local market and use innovative ways to market your property to the right audience for the best results.
Bonus tip: Create a virtual tour of your property
Explore ways to create a virtual tour of your house. Start with photographs and play with angles and light to show off the best luxury features of your house. Alternatively, research professionals in your area that can assist you with creating a virtual tour when lockdown regulations allow.