Making more, without selling
Consider whether you could build an independently accessible dwelling on the grounds of your property if your property is situated on a large garden plot. In that case, you should speak with a local architect to get planning approval, which you could sell along with the land.
As a result, you will be able to release funds from your current property without having to move.
Maximum curb appeal
The simplest option is to add a porch, replace the windows, clad or render the exterior or pave the driveway. There won't be much of a value increase, but it will improve the appearance of the property, thereby attracting a small premium in value.
Properties that have been granted permission for improvements often attract a larger pool of potential buyers. Creating this extra interest will usually result in a higher sale price and more offers.
If you want an honest and expert opinion on the of value of gaining planning permission or extending could add to your property, contact us today.