Before selling your home, there are many things you can do to improve your home’s value. Some steps are easy, while other are more complex and may require a professional. It can be helpful to know what improvements will be most beneficial in increasing the value of your home.
One area to focus on is the entryway. This is where home buyers will get their first impression of your home, so make sure to impress them! This could be something easy like adding a new rug, fresh coat of paint, or a plant.
If you want to update and make major renovations, make sure to update areas that are used every day; such as the kitchen or bathroom. These two areas of the house have the greatest return when renovating. In both of these rooms, you can make large or small improvements. In the bathroom, small fixes could include removing wallpaper or getting new fixtures. In these two areas especially, it is a good idea to keep up with the regular maintenance and repairs that may come with the different appliances or plumbing. Solving any issues as they come will be much more helpful than trying to fix major problems when you are trying to sell.
There are also a lot of general updates that you can do all over the house to increase the value of your home. Painting is an easy, extremely beneficial update that will give your home a fresh look. Having good lighting and replacing old light bulbs can also give your home a clean look. It is also a good idea to replace things that date your home, whether it’s old carpet or popcorn ceilings, by replacing them, your home will look more modern without even changing that much. Changing out the carpet can be beneficial because many home buyers don’t like to look at a home and think about having to replace all the flooring. When making updates, it is best to focus on one room and finish it before starting another renovation. Jumping around from room to room can be overwhelming and will often lead to unfinished projects.
There are some things that you can do, that aren’t really renovations or updates. You can increase the value of your house by decluttering and cleaning. When showing or promoting your house, make sure it is clean. A clean home will influence the buyer’s first impression of your house, and if it is clean they will be more comfortable buying it at the price it is listed. Decluttering is also important. Make sure to organize your belongings and keep it looking tidy. Doing this can make a space feel much larger than it actually is!
By keeping your home clean and tidy, or by making small renovations, you can increase the value of your home! Buyer’s will notice these things and will be ready to purchase your home!
For additional tips and information visit, 30 Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Value.
HGTV. “30 Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Value.” HGTV, HGTV, 1 Sept. 2015, www.hgtv.com/remodel/interior-remodel/30-tips-for-increasing-your-homes-value.
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