Everyone is concerned about the potential resale value of a home that they’re contemplating buying. There are a few things that you can do to bump this up, and you don’t have to be a millionaire to do so.
1. You need to make sure that the structure of your home is in good shape and that the home is safe. Even though this is something that will not necessarily make the home visually more appealing, it’s the most important thing about a home and it definitely won’t look great if it collapses or sets on fire either.
2. The interior of the house isn’t the only thing that potential buyers look at. If the landscaping outside your house is off, or the grass is yellow, that won’t attract anybody! So make sure you keep your lawn maintained, drive-ways and sidewalks power washed, weeds cut, and windows washed because this will be part of the first impression.
3. The smallest fixes can really change up a room, and they’re fairly inexpensive too! Applying a new coat of paint can very easily brighten up the room and make it look fresher and newer.
4. Another thing that you can do is have a consultation with a designer and see what they say has to be done. This typically doesn’t cost more than about $100 and once you’re done, you’ve got some great tips about what needs to be done to get the most money you can from your home.
5. Something you won’t want to do, is focus merely on one room of the house such as the kitchen. We all know that the kitchen can be a focal point of your home, and that kitchens are an important factor when selling your home. However, having only one room in the entire house completely renovated and up to date, can emphasize the need for work in other rooms because everything else is still outdated and it isn’t consistent. Instead, you should fix a couple of things in each room such as: changing door knobs, light fixtures, or the paint color as listed above. Flooring and paint will always get you the most mileage for the money.
6. Storage is a huge factor to consider. It tends to be a must-have for a lot of home buyers, and if your house doesn’t have much storage then that can be a deal breaker. What could help in that situation is for example, install shelves where needed or a carefully placed cabinet.
Keeping these minor tips in mind, in addition to working with a realtor you trust who has a strong track record, will definitely help you get the most money possible for your home!