Home Damage & DIY If there are areas in your home that need attention it is best to get them fixed before you start showing your home to potential buyers. These could be the smallest of jobs, such as replacing a light bulb. If you have any large repairs on your home that need fixing - such as broken roof tiles or a leak - it is very advisable to get them fixed straight away. They could de-value your home, and will not impress buyers as the slightest thing can cause buyers to imagine much worse - it is best not to give them the opportunity. Painting A fresh coat of paint can make a room look brand new. Try to stick to light colours like whites and creams, and stay away from darker colours such as blacks and browns or very bright colours. What you don’t necessarily need to do Undertake major renovations You might be considering a complete kitchen renovation or adding an extension to add value to your home before you put it on the market. However, it might be that you won’t see enough return on your investment to make major renovations worthwhile. This is when the in-depth knowledge of a local estate agent becomes invaluable. At your valuation we can tell you what buyers in your area are actively looking for and what they are willing to pay for it, so that you don’t start ripping down walls and replacing bathroom suites before you find out that it didn’t add as much value to your home as you’d hoped. honeywell.co.uk 8