Owning property is a fantastic feeling but when you’re getting close to selling you might want to consider a few simple ways to increase your home’s value. We came up with five of our favorites and here they are:
- Hire an inspector
Before deciding on what small projects you want to take on, you may want to try hiring a home inspector and see what improvements have to be done. You’re not going to feel great if you spend 10k updating your house and then find out that the entire time you needed a new roof. It’s much better to know what needs to be done, so start there.
- Add Landscaping
While some of us don’t have the greenest of thumbs, low-stakes landscaping can add plenty of curb appeal to your home. Think potted plants and ferns that don’t need too much tending. Purchase plants that are native to your region or plants that are drought-tolerant so you can get away with watering them less.
Everyone loves a good coat of fresh paint. Try updating the colors in your home and really give buyers an extra incentive to want to buy. A freshly painted house will look like you’ve taken the time to take care of the inside and out.
- Swap out sinks
For a rather small but quick way to improve your home value – think about the kitchen sink. Just one replacement can make the kitchen look a lot more polished and new. This is a tiny change that can have a huge impact.
- Replace carpet
Your house will not sell if you have dreary, old, carpet. Try updating it for a great return on investment. Pick out a new carpet and have it installed, or, try taking a look to see if you have hardwoods under your carpet. Hardwoods are much more attractive to buyers than carpet.
Here are just a few quick things that can really get your home value up. Try one or two of them and look at the results – you might be surprised to have something new and great-looking in your home.