Before selling a home, it’s important to take the time and make the investments necessary to make sure your property is in top shape. It’ll make it so much easier to sell your house and improve your chances of getting your asking price.
Employing the expertise of a realtor or interior designer is a good idea. A hundred dollars for an hour of their time is a small price to pay for the great insights they can offer.
If you want to do it all on your own, though, that’s fine, too! This list of value-increasing tips will help you get your home ready for the market. Even if you’re not thinking about selling at this moment, it’s still a very good idea to start employing these tips. You never know what the future brings; it’s great to have your property ready!
Giving the inside and outside of your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the best ROI value-increasing activities you can do for your home. Potential buyers step inside, see the paint chipping off the walls, and immediately want to shave $6,000 off the asking price. Putting up fresh paint gives your house a new look, leaves a good impression, and make people willing to pay more.
Of course, painting a home can be tedious and time-consuming. If you need a hand, give us a call. Painting is what we do best!
Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Not only does this save you money. It’s an additional incentive for people to buy (the future residents of your house want to save money, too).
Contact your electricity provider and ask them to provide you with an energy audit. They can tell you what improvements you can make to cut down your monthly energy bill.
Replace the Flooring
People like a good floor. If your carpet, tile, or wood floor or worn out, have them replaced with something more elegant.
Replace Your Ceilings
You may believe people don’t notice your ceiling. But just think about how often you look up.
You especially want to take action if you have a popcorn ceiling. A lot of people are turned off by its appearance. Removing it is easy. Pick up the dissolving solution from a local Home Depot, apply it to your ceiling, and scrape away until your ceiling is nice and flat.
Keep Your Lawn in Good Shape
Your front lawn is the first thing people notice when they drive up to your home. The impression it gives them will affect how they view the rest of the house.
Put the lawn mower to work and trim the tress and hedges. Or hire a professional landscaper to do it for you.
Make Your Bathroom Look Awesome
Because of all that goes on in a bathroom, most people don’t expect them to be the most beautiful part of a home. If you destroy that expectation by investing in nice wallpaper and fixtures for your bathroom, you’ll greatly increase the chances of people walking out of your home with a “buy now” mentality.
Clean up the Indoor Air Quality
Your house may look stunning, but if the air is stuffy, odorous, or provokes allergy, buyers will stay away.
Buy air filters and clean out carpet of you have it. Better still, hire professionals to test your air quality and then act upon their recommendations.
Following these tips can get you more cash when the time comes to sell your home. Don’t forget to reach out for help with painting. Big companies like LA Fitness and Burger King have contracted us. Find out why.