If you are planning to sell your home in the coming days and get some good return out of it, you may want to increase its value first. But with a lot of options in the market to select from, potential buyers won’t be willing to pay more for your property if there’s a better deal elsewhere.
Luckily, it is not rocket science. You can raise the value of your property by following these seven simple steps:
Make it appealing to the eye
Human beings are visual creatures. They will fall in love with something beautiful. Something attractive. So, your first step should be to make your home more appealing. Start with the curb appeal (the exterior) because it is what the buyer sees when they drive across. In the same breath, ensure that the existing landscape is in perfect shape. If your front or backyard isn’t as beautiful as your neighbors, now might be the best time to trim the bushes and branches and plant some flowers. Once your exterior is up to speed, shift your focus to the kitchen and bathroom. Basically, you want to make sure that these rooms are up-to-date with the current trends.
Make it low maintenance
Many prospects don’t want to buy a home that’s going to need constant maintenance – and I bet you wouldn’t either. So, you should replace any significant system, including drainage, flooring, roofing, furnace and so on, that appear outdated or damaged. Sealing off any cracks and crevices will also help minimize potential problems, including pest issues. Speaking about pests, if you have them in your house, you should get a Boise pest control professional to get rid of them. These experts can also inspect your home for pests.
Make it green
Today, people are shifting focus toward greener solutions, not just to save the environment, but to cut down on bills. Consider integrating solar systems, enhanced attic insulation, double-paned windows, efficient appliances, and LED lighting to lure in energy-conscious buyers.
Add square footage
Bigger homes cost higher than smaller ones in the same area – that’s a no brainer. So, if you have more room for expansion, it might be a good idea to make the house bigger. You can add a room to expand the house, or you can build a deck to complete the basement for extra space.
Color can change the entire feel of your home. It can turn a dull looking house to an eye-catching one. So, if you are looking for cost-effective ways to increase the value of your home, then painting can do the magic.
Like colors, accessories too can transform the look and feel of your space. So, if you have an old or dysfunctional light fixture, light switch cover, doorknob, boiler, light fittings, plug sockets, fireplace and so on, you can replace them with new ones.
Stage the property
Clean the entire and exterior of your home, decluttering spaces to enhance functionality. Note that many buyers do not have imagination, and when you do it for them, they will see the value. Picking the right furniture and placing them correctly can work the magic for you.