HSBC's Bank Holiday home tips

Friday, 04 May 2012

Just in time for next Monday's Bank Holiday, HSBC has published a table which compares the difference between what experts in house valuing and home-dwellers themselves think will aid a house or flat's sale.

Among experts, some 93 per cent said sorting out clutter was useful, but fewer home-dwellers felt the same, with just 71 per cent thinking this likely to help.

Meanwhile, a fairly hefty 38 per cent of home-dwellers (many of them presumably home insurance holders) said that putting flowers around the house woudl help. But when it came to the experts only seven per cent thought likewise.

Less than a quarter of home-dwellers also thought that an extra lick of paint on their home's door could help shift it, but almost two thirds of the experts advised that this could actually help.

As HSBC notes, these numbers suggests that home dwellers sometimes aren't on the right track when it comes to the things they think will aid a home's sale.

"Many householders spend the Bank Holidays on DIY projects to help boost property value and saleability. However it is often the smaller jobs like painting the front door that can make all the difference when looking for a quick sale," said HSBC's Peter Dockar.

HSBC says that some 52 per cent of home-dwelling Brits are mooting doing work on their property on forthcoming Bank Holiday dates, such as those for the Queen's Jubilee (June 4th and June 5th), as well as on May 7th.

Posted by Noel Martin. 

Copyright Adfero Ltd. 

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