Home Improvement: Adding Value to Your Home


Published : 20th August 2012

With the August Bank Holiday weekend just around the corner, a recent survey has revealed how popular home improvements are amongst prospective sellers and the value that they can add to a property.

Conducted by estate agency organisation, Home Sale Network amongst its members, the survey found that nearly two thirds[1] would recommend that sellers make home improvements before placing their property on the market. Indeed it looks like the majority of sellers are listening to Network agents, as 87% of them are said to carry out DIY jobs before trying to sell their home.[2]

So if you are planning to spend this coming Bank Holiday making home improvements, which room should you concentrate on to add the most value to your property? According to Home Sale Network, sellers need to focus on the kitchen, with the vast majority of survey respondents - 93% - indicating so. Interestingly, 75% of respondents said that home improvements made to the dining room would add the least value.

Tom Reynolds, director of Thomas James Estate & Letting Agents, the member of Home Sale Network in Nottingham said, “In the current market, it may seem a little challenging to sell your home, but tips such as making home improvements to your kitchen before you sell, is just one way that may help.

As Home Sale Network’s appointed ‘Local Expert’ in Nottingham, we can guide you through the selling process. Our Home Sale Network membership means that we have access to potential out of town buyers moving into the area, providing an additional avenue for you to sell your home. Visit www.home-sale.co.uk for more information or contact Thomas James today:

[1] 64% of respondents said that in the current market they would recommend prospective sellers make home improvements before placing their property on the market.

[2] According to Home Sale Network survey respondents.