Selling a house takes time, effort, and a great realtor. Increasing your home value before you sell can help ease the entire process. Not sure what to do to increase the value of your home? These tips will tell you exactly what to do to help you increase the value of your home and sell your property quicker.
- Get a Home Inspection – Inspecting your home ensures that you know every possible problem a buyer might encounter. Any damage or possible future issues with your house is a major turn off to buyers, so find and repair anything that needs fixing in your home and on your property. Plus, finding a possible problem before it gets worse could save you thousands down the road.
- Paint – Painting is one of the cheapest ways to make a big difference in a home. A fresh coat of paint can make a small, dingy room look bigger and brighter. It’s best to stick with light neutral colors so that the next homeowners can easily picture themselves in the room. Whether you’re on a budget and DIY it or hire a paint crew, newly painted walls are very attractive to potential buyers.
- Gardening – Simple gardening can vastly improve a home’s curb appeal. When gardening, choose low maintenance plants indigenous to your area and consider hiring a landscaper for bigger projects. Make sure bushes are pruned and the grass is mowed for all open houses and showings. Skip adding an expensive and high maintenance pool and consider adding a fire pit to your backyard for an instant home value increase.
- Make it Flow – Open floor plans are super popular and make a space appear larger. So if you have a closed off kitchen, it could be worth it to knock down a wall or two to improve the flow of your living area.
- Deep Clean – Every homeowner knows to clean before putting your home on the market, but sometimes it can help to hire a cleaning service to double check that your deep clean didn’t miss anything.
- Replace the Old – If something in your house seems old, it will definitely come across as old and undesirable to potential buyers. This might mean replacing stained carpet, outdated popcorn ceilings, or old appliances.
- Update the Kitchen – If you don’t know what to do to sell your home, start with your kitchen. An amazing kitchen can truly sell a home, and vice versa. Updating cabinets, counters, appliances, and flooring in the kitchen can make the entire house seem newer. Consider budget options like painting cabinets or staging the kitchen for open houses.
- Finish Basement – If you have an unfinished basement, finishing it can add substantial value to a house. Turning an unfinished basement into a mother in law suite or even another living area shows potential buyers what this space has to offer.
- Make Energy Efficient Changes – Energy efficiency is not only attractive to buyers, but once installed these changes will save you money in your time still livin in the home. Many aspects of the home can be updated to be more energy efficient. This could mean replacing appliances, installing energy star windows, or getting a programmable thermostat.
- Invite a Realtor Over – At Ed Price realty, we know what sells homes, and we want to help you sell your home fast and at your asking price. An experienced realtor knows when to replace carpet, how to improve curb appeal, and all the little details a homeowner might overlook when listing their house for sale. If you’re looking for a realtor to check out your property and help with increasing home value before selling, contact Ed Price Realty here.
These home selling tips are sure to help you increase the value of your home and make the home selling process a little easier.