Increase the sale value of your property



Here are some of our top tips to increase the sale value of your property.

Clear the clutter

Pack bits and pieces away.  File paperwork.  Clear the rooms and create more space and light.  It's easier for buyers to visualise their belongings in the property if they can see the space.

Tidy the garden

First impressions count so mow the lawn, trim the hedges or jet wash the paving.

Fix small defects

You want the property to be presented in the best possible light.  Fix broken doors, holes in walls, mouldy sealant or dripping taps.


Nothing refreshes and revitalises a space better than a lick of paint.  Everything from internal walls, skirtings, garden gates to garage doors; don't be shy.

Clean kitchens and bathrooms

These 2 rooms in the house should be presented as clean and tidy as possible as they normally make the biggest impression on buyers. You might not be able to install a new kitchen or bathroom, so use elbow grease to really lift these 2 rooms.

Update services

Updated electrical, heating and plumbing services will significantly increase the re-sale value of the property. For instance,  a property with good energy performance, central heating and a new boiler will always do better than property that lacks this.

Doing the little things makes a big difference and will help you achieve the best sale value for your property.

Boom time in Falmouths’ student property market



Choosing how to invest your hard-earned capital into property is fraught with questions: where to buy, how to manage it and who to trust with your nest egg. Falmouth’s student property market is booming, with escalating student numbers and under-supplied housing stock.

Attractive rental yields

The student buy-to-let market is already one of the strongest-performing asset classes in the country (with attractive rental yields, reliable tenancies with high occupancy rates).  The sector has ballooned from a fringe investment 10 years ago to being a global market

No 1 Arts University in the UK

Falmouth retained its place as the UK's number one arts university in the Sunday Times Good University Guide (2015). It’s also the second safest place to study in England and Wales, according to The Complete University Guide 2015.

Shortage of purpose built and/or private accommodation

The university only provides on-campus accommodation for first year students, which means that thousands of second and third-years are looking for somewhere to live in Falmouth and Penryn every 12 months. On top of that, there is a shortage of purpose-built student accommodation.  International enrolment figures are rising, too, and these overseas students have also added to the demand that the supply simply cannot meet at present.

Attractive lifestyle

Falmouth has the edge on land-locked, urban university hubs, from the obvious lifestyle attractions for young people to the thriving maritime and creative industries which have been bolstered by EU funding.

Growth is forecast to continue

The number of domestic and international students has grown consistently year-on-year since Falmouth University opened in 2005. In 2015 there were 4,700 students— that figure is set to grow year on year.

From a single home landlord to a large-scale developer with a complex portfolio, investing in Falmouth’s student property market with Digs is plain sailing. Whether you’re a seller, investor, developer or private landlord, let us unearth your investment potential.  Get in touch today