If you’re thinking of selling your home, you definitely want to get the most out of it, and that may mean making renovations to your home. Increasing your home’s value will increase the chances of profiting more when you sell your house. For that reason, here are a few tips and ways on how to boost your home’s value.
First impressions are important when it comes to home selling. That is why an appealing front view can be a deciding factor on whether you’ll attract a potential buyer or not:
Make your home’s exterior look like new
For many potential buyers, the condition of the exterior of a home can offer clues to the condition of the interior. The first place to start when boosting curb appeal is the exterior of your house.
Paint is the best way to make your home appear newer. While you can paint your home yourself, if it’s large or more than one story, consider hiring a professional. Painting is a fairly inexpensive improvement with between 60 to 100 percent return on investment.
If your garage doors are in good condition, give them a new coat of paint. If they’re beginning to show their age, consider replacing them. Not only are new garage doors more energy efficient and better insulated than older models, they also have a 91.5 percent return on investment. Via norhillrealty.com…
The exterior of your house is the first and last thing home buyers see when they visit the house. There are numerous ways you can do to increase the curb appeal of your house starting from painting your door with a bright and inviting color that attracts customers.
Next on the list is to make improvements to the parts of your home that make a big difference in overall value, those being the kitchen and bathroom(s):
Update your kitchen and bathrooms
More than any other rooms in the house, the kitchen and bathrooms make a big difference to your home’s overall value. The layout and appliances of these rooms directly affect your bottom line. Update your counters, cabinetry and appliances to match the price point you hope to sell your home for. Ideally, both the bathrooms and kitchen should be open, modern and easy to maneuver in, rather than cramped and dim. h/t wilmingtonbiz.com…
The kitchen is the focus for many home buyers. It may be cost prohibitive to completely overhaul it, but a few replacements here and there will do a lot.
Lastly, is to clean and declutter your house. A recent post from Apartment Therapy explains why cleaning up is so crucial:
Clean and declutter
You don’t have to embark on a full gut renovation to boost the value of your home, or even its “wow” factor. Instead, tackling a series of smaller, more manageable projects can have just as much of an impact without breaking your budget or completely disrupting your life.
It seems obvious, but one of the most important things you can do to boost the value of your home is to clean it up. If you’re thinking of selling your home, remember that potential buyers want to see a blank canvas and picture themselves in it — they don’t want to step into some stranger’s hoarding nightmare. Do a hardcore decluttering session and divide everything you truly don’t need or use into “donate,” “toss” and “sell” piles. With your “sell” items, throw a yard sale or post items on eBay to make some extra cash to fund your home improvement projects. read more apartmenttherapy.com…
Home buyers tend to look everywhere when they tour around your house. That’s why every corner should be clean. You need to make sure that your house looks refreshing and inviting after cleaning it up.