to Increase Your Home Value
you plan on selling your home, you want to increase
it's value as much as possible so you can get as much
profit as possible. Even if you are not exactly Bob
Villa when it comes to home remodeling, there are
some tips to increase your home value that anyone
can do. Sometimes even the simplest things can
make a big difference when selling your house to potential
are 11 tips to increase the value of your house
the outside of your home. Get out the trash bags and
pick up any trash, move the lawnmower, bikes, tools
and anything else of clutter into the garage and out
- Make the
shrubs, trees, grass and other gardening outside the
house is appealing. Lay down fresh mulch, edge your
curbs and sidewalks as well as your garden beds. Mow
the lawn. Trim your bushes. The first thing a buyer
sees is the outside of your home. Remember the saying
"first impressions are everything".
the outside of your home such as your sidewalk, driveway,
front deck, back porch and house siding. If you have
a wood deck, after powerwashing, stain and reseal
it for a freshened clean look.
- Wash all
of your windows, clean out your gutters and any other
visible dirt showing on the outside of your home.
the inside of your home. Kitchens and bathrooms are
your first priority and make the biggest impression
on home buyers. These should be spotless.
- Make the
entrance to your home appealing. Paint the front door,
or add new address numbers, mailbox and doormat. Hang
a seasonal wreath on your door.
the inside of your home. Paint is relatively cheap
and can add thousands to the value of your home. Painting
isn't fun (I hate it) but it will go a long way to
sprucing up the interior of your house. Use neutral
colors that are appealing to most people. In other
words, whites, beige, creame and pastel tones, not
up the clutter inside your house. Pick up clothes,
books, and anything else lying around the home. A
sleek streamlined look is the key here. In your kitchen,
remove any appliances (coffee makers, juicers, your
George Forman grill, etc.) off of the counters to
increase the feeling of spaciousness.
- Make sure
your house smells fresh. Studies have shown that the
smell of a house can affect the way buyers perceive
your home. Even if you have a great home offered at
a great value, you may not get the best price if you
have smells that turn potential buyers off. If you
have a dog or cat, make sure their smells are undetectable
by spraying and cleaning your house. You may not be
able to detect these smells because you have grown
accustomed to them, so have a friend come over to
your house to see if they detect any off putting smells.
lighting. People prefer warm appealing lighting with
the light source relatively out of site. Slim clean
lighting fixtures and recessed lights will go a long
way towards creating a great ambiance inside your
your carpets, or if they are very worn or have dated
colors or patterns replace them. Today, homebuyers
actually prefer hardwood floors, so under your shag
carpet may be a beautiful wood floor!
The key with
all of these tips is to make a good impression that
will help increase the value of your home while getting
the most bang for your buck! Remember this one tip when
selling your home:
home buyers do not have any imagination!
buyers see things that are so superficial, but it affects
their impressions when touring your house Smells, clutter,
a few stains and dark curtains lower their opinion of
your home, even though they are purely cosmetic! Use
this to your advantage by following these easy tips
to give them a great first impression of your home.
my wife and I bought our first house, it had green carpets,
green paint, dark curtains, awnings and cigarette smell
throughout. In 1 month, we had the carpets ripped out,
exposing beautiful hardwood floors, the rooms painted
light and friendly colors and the awnings and curtains
removed. The house was completely vibrant and light!
We were able to get a great deal because of the purely
Don't sell your house for less than it is worth because
you did not take a few simple steps. If you are selling
your home, roll up your sleeves, spend a little time
and money and get thousands more on your home sale!
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