Secured loans holders thinking of selling their home have been advised to make improvements.
Measures such as changing kitchen surfaces and cupboard doors could add value to a home, celebrity property expert Phil Spencer explained.
A recent survey by Tickbox.net, commissioned by Lloyds TSB, found that nearly three-quarters of people in Greater London believe a new kitchen is the most important improvement to make when selling a home.
But Mr Spencer noted that this can be an expensive step and a property's value can be increased by creating this impression, without spending the money.
In addition, by paying attention to environmental issues homeowners can help make their property stand out - which is particularly important given the difficulty of selling in the current economic climate.
"It's about making a point of difference between their home and one that might be for sale a bit further down the road," he remarked.
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