There are various things that can influence the value of you
General Factors that Influence the Value of your Home
The quality of local schools
If a nearby school receives a bad Ofsted report, it could have a negative impact on the value of your home. Similarly, a glowing report will make the area seem more appealing.
Local crime levels are transparent, so any potential buyer can research the rate in your area. This means the level of crime can have a direct impact on the value of your house.
Living on a flood plain
Our winters are becoming wetter; increasing a buyer’s concerns about purchasing a property on a flood plain. The level that this might impact the value of your house will depend on the property’s own flooding history, as well as what measures have been taken to prevent it happening again.
Loud, rude or intimidating neighbours can affect the value of your home. Fortunately, what is considered ‘anti-social’ by some may not be cause for concern for others, so this might not have a huge impact.
Things that affect the value of your property that you can control
Owning an animal doesn’t mean your home will be worth less, but if pet hair or smells are allowed to fester, this can put off potential buyers or encourage them to offer below the asking price.
Structural work or décor
Cheap or outdated workmanship can decrease the value of your home. If it’s cost effective, consider updating any tired or ancient looking stone work or interior, such as textured walls or timber panelling.
Your home’s exterior
Fresh paint to the front door, a well-kept garden and clean windows can ensure your property reaches its full valuation potential.
r property. Some, fortunately, can be improved, whilst others can be beyond your control.