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Published on 8/22/2017 12:33:41 PM
11 ways to make your house attractive for buyers
Increase value of a house

According to a estimate by ET Bureau that the Rs 62,500 spent on home can add Rs 2.45 lakh to the price tag. By adding simple measures to house for prospective buyer.

Paint the walls

Cost: Rs 40,000

Increase in value: Rs 1-2 lakh

A fresh coat of paint can add freshness to the house. Even a basic coat of distemper will look descent. A light colour makes the house look bigger. Make sure that all holes are filled with putty and any damage to the plaster is repaired.

Replace cracked floor tiles

Cost: Rs 10,000

Increase in value: Rs 25,000

Replace broken tiles or get the floor polished to give it a glossy look. A damaged floor looks very unattractive. Grinding and polishing a marble floor will cost more.

Fix leaky taps

Cost: 1,500

Increase in value: Rs 5000

Leakage from pipe and non-functional washrooms tell buyers that they have to get a lot of work done. Ensure that all faucets and wash rooms are functional.

Wash the exterior

Cost: Nil

Increase in value: 5,000

Spray water on the exterior walls and in the courtyard to give the house a fresh look. The only expense is your sweat and time.

Polish kitchen and cabinets

Cost: Rs 2000

Increase in value: Rs 10000

If the modular kitchen is in not good condition then that gives a wrong impression to buyers. Spray pesticide to get rid of cockroaches and other insects.

Remove dust

Cost: 500

Increase in value: Rs 10,000

A prospective buyer should not start coughing when he enters the house. Get the entire place vacuum cleaned. No cobwebs or dusty floors.

Check electrical equipment

Cost: Rs 3000

Increase in value: Rs 25000

Functional plug points and switches are essential. Ensure that the electrical equipment is working and replace fused bulbs. It will light up your chances of fetching a good price for your house.

Use plants

Brighten up the place with potted plants. Even artificial plants can bring cheer to an empty house. If there is a balcony or terrace, check that the railing is not broken.

Fix the parking space

Cost: 5,000

Increase in value: Rs 30,000

If you have an independent house, build a shed to cover the parking area.

Disinfect the toilets

Cost: Nil

Increase in value: Rs 15000

A dirty, stinking bathroom can be a deal breaker. Ensure that all toilets are clean, the drains are not blocked in the washroom.

Keep some furniture

Cost: Nil

Increase in value: Rs 15000

Sample flats are filled with furniture to add warmth to the property. As an empty house is not as appealing.