The forecasts of the different banking entities suggest that the purchase of housing will increase by 2018 between 5% and 7%.
The location, the state of the building, the supply and demand of the area, the surface or the orientation are determining factors to calculate the price of a property at the time of selling it.
Although it is impossible to influence these aspects to increase the appraised value, there are some elements and actions that can help us to revalue the home.
Do not forget that the state in which the house is located at the time of placing the poster “Se vende” will also affect the calculation of its market price. Five could be the keys to increase the sale value of a property for 2018.
1- Win meters without expanding
One of the most valued aspects when looking for housing is the space and the number of rooms. Actions such as throwing partitions, removing or adding rooms, getting rid of long corridors or placing furniture in such a way as to provide a sense of spaciousness will make each meter really useful space.
With this, you will not only sell faster, but the cost of the reform will be added to the appraised value, plus a benefit of around 10%.
2- Create a house committed to the environment
According to the latest study by Casaktua, “The demand for housing in Spain. Analysis of financial capacity “, 20% of future buyers look for homes committed to the environment. Therefore, small changes should be considered, such as installing a more efficient boiler. Or presence detectors for lighting. As well as betting on others that require more investment, such as the installation of solar panels, the implementation of intelligent technologies or the thermal insulation of walls and windows.
A starting point to consider is the help to the energetic improvement of housing offered by the different autonomous communities.
3-First impressions are always important
According to experts, the future buyer decides on a home for the first seven seconds. This means that the first impression will have to be impeccable. Newly painted rooms with neutral colors, storage spaces, modern decoration, lighting with light bulbs that give more light or provide clear tones, windows with curtains and open blinds, cleaning and order, change the switches …
Betting on wood when decorating the house will give more warmth to the rooms. It can be combined with other materials, such as metal. This will give spaces a modern and industrial touch. Something very fashionable in the current decoration.
4-Attention to doors, windows and floors
It is advisable to replace the old windows of simple glasses with others more prepared acoustically and thermally. Double glazing is, right now, one of the most valued aspects in this regard. Likewise, doors and built-in wardrobes are the elements that suffer the most in the home for daily use, so the deterioration is more noticeable.
Since replacing all woodwork can be very expensive, there is also the option of changing the handles and treating or lacquering them. In the case of soil, it is advisable to polish the surface. Or betting on its renovation with wooden floor, click parquet or imitation wood or stoneware vinyls.
5-Renovate bathrooms and kitchen
These are the two critical points when assessing a home. In the first case, if the property has more than two rooms it is recommended to have two bathrooms, at least. In this context, although the complete update can be an excessive expense, changing the curtain of the shower, the mirror, the faucets or the toilet lid, as well as replacing the bathtub with a practical shower, will provide a better image and more value to the final appraisal.
Regarding the kitchen, it is recommended to renovate elements such as the floor, tiles or appliances (the more efficient, the better). In both cases it is very fashionable to paint the tiles. It gives a more renewed and clean look.