8 Increase the Value of Your Current Home Before Selling
You’re planning on putting your home on the market, and of course, you want to sell for as much as possible. But how do you do this without breaking
the bank on extensive renovations? What changes can you make to better influence buyers?
If these questions are weighing on your mind, take a look at the following tips for sprucing up your home below. Most are pretty inexpensive, and some ideas are for those with a slightly larger budget.
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The First Impression
…is the only impression! Your interior can look amazing but as your buyer pulls up to your home, they will judge it by the exterior first.
This is the most important room in your house. It’s also where you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck. You will typically be able to recoup 85% or more return on your investment in the kitchen.
After the kitchen, most buyers check out the bathroom – it’s widely considered the second-most important room. Following the same ideas as the kitchen…
It’s amazing what a fresh look can do to brighten up your home and attract serious buyers. Be sure to favour neutral tones (buyers will prefer to envision their own style on a blank canvas).
Clean, Brighten and Fix
The dollars are in the details. It’s amazing how the little things make the biggest impact. Small efforts like these can go a long way to ensure your home looks its best when potential buyers come to visit.
Always Be Ready to Show Your Home
Keep in mind that someone could be stopping by at any point to view your house.
Less Is More
Having fewer items and minimal clutter when you show your home not only makes the place tidier and more visually appealing, it also makes your home seem larger and more spacious.
Pretty It Up
A little extra dressing-up never hurt! Be consistent however, for example, if you change one handle in your home, change them all so they match.
Whether your home is five or twenty years old, you don’t need to over- upgrade to get the best price for your home. Instead, follow these simple tips that will pay off and help get you top dollar.
Originally published Aug 29, 2018, updated Feb 2, 2021
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