Here are eight cost-effective tips that will increase your home’s value.
Here are my top eight tips that are sure to boost your home’s value before you put it on the market:
1. Apply a fresh coat of paint. Paint is very cheap, and a new paint job will give you the most bang for your buck. No one likes dirty walls, so make sure you have fresh walls and fresh trim.
2. Caulk any areas that need it. Before you apply caulk in your bathrooms (i.e, around the sink, toilet, and bathtub), double-check that what you’re using is clean, white, and fresh. Everyone loves fresh caulk, and applying it takes very little of your time and money.
3. Enhance your curb appeal. Lay down fresh mulch, trim your bushes, set out a few potted plants, and get rid of any weeds. More importantly, make sure your front door is clean and freshly painted.
4. Spruce up your ‘buying decision rooms.’ These include your master bedroom, master bathroom, kitchen, and family area. These rooms should look crisp, clean, and enhanced to represent your price range. Changing out countertops in your kitchen, for example, is a great, inexpensive way to spruce it up. Granite, in particular, has become an everyman’s countertop. You can do a lot of things with Level 1 granite, and it costs anywhere from $2,500 to $4,000. This may not sound like a simple upgrade, but it is, and the return on investment is tremendous.
5. Update the light fixtures. If you have strip lights in your bathrooms, for example, go ahead and get rid of them; you can buy a cheap light fixture for just $50 and change your bathrooms’ whole appearance.
6. Get rid of bulky curtains and make sure all light bulbs match. Your light bulbs should be one color in every single room.
7. Clean, clean, clean. A clean home in any condition will sell quicker than a dirty one. People who live in dirty homes buy clean homes to make them dirty. We laugh about this type of thing, but it’s true!
8. Remove any odors from the home. It’s possible there may be an odor in your home that you aren’t aware of, so ask a friend to come over and conduct a smell test for you. Plug-ins (gently used), candles, and other items can help eliminate any unappealing smells.
If you’d like to talk about applying these tips to your home or want to know more ways to increase your home’s value, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you.