With the new year approaching, you may be thinking about setting yourself a new challenge. When it comes to the home, most of us see the arrival of a new year as a chance to upgrade, redo and redecorate our current property. After all, someone has to make use of those January sales at the homeware stores! Plus, there's nothing quite like a fresh lick of paint to put a bit of a spring in your step. But what if a simple home decorating project isn't enough for you? Maybe you are looking to the future and are considering your position on the property ladder and opportunities for investment. If this sounds like you, a viable option for you to look into is the prospect of a buy-to-let/buy-to-sell property. This is a perfect option for someone who doesn't want to leave their current home, but who wants to expand their assets. Most of all, it's ideal for someone who loves property. The whole idea behind a buy-to-sell property is that you buy something cheap, do some work on it and then sell for profit. So what are the most common things you will need to do to a new property in order to make it someone else's dream home?
Get the basics right
Once you've got secured your buy-to-sell property, you will need to get in there and have a really good look at it. Chances are you will have been notified about any pressing issues with the home by the previous owner/estate agent already. But it is always worth going over things with a fine-tooth comb in order to make sure your new property will be safe for a new family to move into once you are finished with it. For example, you might think that a loose tile on the roof isn't really worth looking at. But a harsh winter could dislodge that tile and next thing you know, you are looking at a full-scale leak. If you are in any doubt, it is best to call out professional Roofing Services to deal with any issues you have noticed. The same goes for plumbing and electrics - you can never be too careful.
Put your money where your mouth is
One important thing to remember when doing up a buy-to-sell is that your own personal tastes need to go out the window. You may have a serious affinity for stunning welcoming hallways, or for beautiful guest rooms. But are these the property aspects that are going to sell your house for you? Unfortunately not. The rooms that are going to be a dealbreaker when it comes to potential buyers is the kitchen and the bathroom - mainly because these are the most expensive rooms to refit. It may require a lot of money, but by doing up the kitchen and the bathroom, you will see yourself securing a much quicker and much more valuable sale.
Keep things neutral
Once all the remodeling and rebuilding is done, you can start on what is usually the fun part - decorating. You may be tempted to treat your buy-to-sell property as you would your own - but remember, it isn't you who's going to be living in it. Your best bet is to keep the decor neutral throughout. White, cream, and beige are all solid colours to use in the majority of rooms, as they allow the buyer to have flexibility over their own eventual colours. They also make the rooms look bigger and more airy. Buying to sell on can be a daunting task, but by sticking to some basic rules, you can make your investment a sure fire success.