The Heart of the Home
(and the room that can add most value to your property!)

22nd May 2013

A large, leafy garden or state of the art kitchen... which home improvements really make a difference when it comes to valuing a property? According to a recent estate agency survey, home improvements are popular amongst prospective sellers and if you pick the right areas of your home to improve, it can even add value to your property.

Conducted by estate agency organisation, Relocation Agent Network amongst its members, the survey found that nearly three quarters of members[1] would recommend sellers make home improvements before placing their property on the market.

Adding Value to Your Property

The survey reports that the kitchen is the most likely room to be improved by sellers, which is just as well, because 80% of responding agents indicated that the heart of the home is the most important room to do up. The bedroom was voted the least important, with over half of survey respondents stating so[2].

At Whiteknights, we recommend that you ensure your entire property is as well presented as possible, but this recent Relocation Agent Network survey is a good indication of where to focus your DIY attention!


About Relocation Agent Network.

Relocation Agent Network is a national network of specially selected estate agents. All members are handpicked after thorough checks identify them as the best estate agent to represent Relocation Agent Network in their area. The Network provides coverage throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Relocation Agent Network is a division of Cartus, the premier provider of global relocation services, with nearly 160,000 customers moved worldwide every year. In the UK, Cartus uses Network members to buy and sell homes for these relocating families. As well as relocating families moving with Cartus, Relocation Agent Network helps house movers in other parts of the country by referring buyers and sellers from one area to another.

Contact: For further information, please contact Nigel Keene at Whiteknights Esate Agents, Unit 5 Chalfont Centre, Lower Earley 0118 931 0011