When you begin to think about selling your home, you definitely want it to sell for the highest possible value. Afterall, purchasing real estate is an investment and when it comes time to move onto your next home, you are probably hoping to make a profit from your home sale. From updating the walls with a fresh coat of paint to completely renovating parts of your home, here are a few things you can do to increase your home’s property value.
Interior and Exterior Paint Jobs
Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated. Neutral colors are usually the most appealing to the greatest number of people. Updating your home with freshly painted walls throughout can considerably increase your home’s value. However, the first impression real estate agents and home buyers will have of your house will be from the outside. Don’t stop with just painting the inside of your home, consider painting the entire exterior of your home too! This will increase your home value even further and will allow people to have a great first impression of your house.
Again, before people even enter your home, their first impressions are made as they drive or walk towards your home. The value of your home is greatly dependent on what it looks like on the outside. Potential buyers will be turned off with an uneven walkway or dried out grass. These exterior components could stop a potential buyer from even stepping inside your home — regardless of how beautiful it may be inside. Consider planting a tree and shrubbery in your front yard. Make sure your grass is healthy and well cut. Take it even further and update your walkway with new stones and lighting. These additions can make your home much more welcoming to the potential buyer.
Visually Increase the Square Footage
If expanding your actual square footage is not a feasible option for your budget, you can still make the rooms in your home look larger than they actually are. To make this possible, avoid cluttering your space with unnecessary furniture items. Take time to think about the layout of each room and think about how you can make the most out of the space that you have. Make sure you have good lighting in each room (natural light is even better) because a bright room automatically looks larger than a dark room. The larger your home appears to be, the higher its value will be.
Taking on huge renovation projects can be a daunting thought. But a renovation does not have to be huge or even daunting! Think about how your kitchen or bathroom could be updated. These two rooms are pretty simple to renovate. It’s all about taking out the old and bringing in some new. So get rid of the outdated kitchen appliances and replace them with brand new appliances. Switch your boring vanity to a trendy new one in your bathroom. These small changes can completely transform each room, making it even more appealing to the potential buyer.