So, the time has come, you’re ready to sell your home. It can be quite tough to say goodbye to a home that you spent many years or even decades living in. However, once you’ve decided to sell, then the most important thing you can do is ensure that you sell it for as much as you can get. Thankfully, there are lots of different ways to quickly increase the value of your home and we will now take a look at some of them.
1. Fix Up The Exterior
You never get a second chance to make a first impression and that doesn’t just apply to people, but also houses. The first moment when a potential buyer sees a home for the first time, will likely determine whether they’ll want to buy it or not. So, if your home had faded paint, dirty windows, broken lights etc, then you need to fix these right away. It is essential that you properly prepare your home before it is viewed or before you take any photos of it to be advertised. Just by cleaning up the property and repainting it, you can definitely make a better impression and increase its overall value.
2. Do Some Landscaping
Another tip is to landscape the exterior of your home if it isn’t already landscaped. If you have a lot of yard space, then this is a great opportunity to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. You can always hire a landscaper or you can take a DIY approach and learn how to landscape yourself. There are lots of books and even YouTube videos that can teach you how to plant various plants, create a layered effect, install ponds or waterfalls and much more.
Now, since you’ll need your home prepared in a short amount of time, you need to add plants and flowers that have already been grown and are ready to transplant. Even if you don’t have the cash to hire an experienced landscaper, you should at least consult with one first to ensure you have a good plan in place.
3. Update The Kitchen
Next, another way to quickly increase the value of your home iis to update your kitchen. This is especially true if you have wallpaper from the 90’s, outdated countertops etc. The kitchen is the heart of every home and it can make or break a potential buyer’s decision. If your kitchen is outdated, many buyers will either opt out from buying or they may offer a figure that is lower than your asking price.
Fortunately, you can easily update your kitchen by installing granite countertops, adding stainless steel appliances, adding a modern backsplash and adding modern cupboards Now, it may be too expensive to add new cupboards, so you should aim to at least replace the door and handle of each cupboard so it is more modern looking. You can also add some modern lighting and that should really rejuvenate your kitchen.
4. Re-do The Interior Design
The fourth tip is to completely overhaul your interior design, especially if there is no particular design or one that is outdated. This means you’ll need to take out most of your belongings from the house and allow a professional interior designer to come up with a suitable concept and implement it. This may mean changing the color scheme of your rooms, adding elements such as moldings, light fixtures, ornaments, new bedding etc. A great interior designer can work on any budget and create a clean and modern look will always be a hit with most potential buyers. By re-doing your interior design, your home will look move in ready, and many buyers will pay a higher price tag for that luxury.
5. Add Heated Floors
The final tip is to add heated floors. Now, this will cost you a couple thousand dollars, depending on the size of your home, but it will attract buyers like crazy. Most people will pay a premium for this luxury and you can drastically increase the overall value of your home by much more than what it’d cost you to install.
To wrap things up, we have just looked at five ways that you can quickly increase the value of your home and make it much more attractive to possible buyers. However, before you spend a significant amount of money to upgrade your home, be sure to talk to a contractor and qualified real estate agent to make sure it’ll be money well spent based on your home and the current market in your area.