When it comes to selling your home, a significant amount of your home's resale value will depend on what's happened to the Halifax market as a whole. Here average sales values have risen by 6.3 per cent over the last ten years. However, there are several tactical decisions you can make to push up the final price.

Creating an extra bedroom, perhaps with a loft conversion, offers one of the best possible returns. Although initial costs are not inconsiderable, the relationship between the size of your home by 10 per cent, that could create an extra £14,000 of value to the average seller in Halifax.

Kerb appeal is often overlooked by sellers when they put their house on the marker, yet it is one of the most important ways to both add value to your home and to make it stand out to a first-time viewer. Kitchens also come under buyers' microscopes, and sometimes a little investment in them goes a long way indeed.

Weighing up the potential cost of any home refurbishments is essential because it has to be a profitable exercise so it's a good time to seek advice. If you want to find out more about how much value you can add to your home, and what Halifax buyers are looking for, please pop into Protheroe Property who will be happy to help.