You may be selling your property for many reasons, such as job relocation, downsizing, or upsizing. Whatever the reason may be, you are always looking to get the best price that you possibly can from your home. The key to getting a good price is to increase the value of your home before putting it on the market. The more attractive and valuable your house looks, the better price you are likely to achieve. In this post, we will look at some easy yet effective ways in which you can maximize your property value when selling it.
How to increase the value of your property?
There are a few things you can do to increase the value of your home before selling it:
- Keeping on top of maintenance. This is a no-brainer, but if you want to sell quickly and for top dollar, it’s important that every aspect of your house is in tip-top condition. This includes keeping up with maintenance tasks like changing filters and cleaning vents regularly, as well as addressing any serious issues right away (like leaking roofs).
- Updating outdated aspects of the home. If there are certain aspects of your house that make it seem old or unappealing—such as dated fixtures or furniture—it might be worth investing in some updates before putting it up for sale. These updates don’t need to be expensive; simply choosing stylish new items will help turn heads!
- Make sure all necessary repairs have been completed and are up-to-date with current code requirements before hitting the market with an open house event.
1. Declutter and clean your house
- Remove all furniture and move it to the center of the room.
- Remove all pictures and art from your walls, if you have any.
- Take down your rugs, carpets, curtains, and blinds.
- Remove all appliances (ovens, stoves, etc.) that are not necessary for showing off an open kitchen concept or if they are damaged in any way.
- Take down anything hanging on walls such as light fixtures or mirrors that aren’t attached to a wall but rather mounted on brackets (this includes cabinets above sinks). If you need help with this step, we recommend getting a contractor in because it will save time when it comes time for demo days later down the road too! You can also consider removing curtain rods but keep them nearby just in case you decide later on that they will look better back up after everything is done being renovated/painted etc…
2. Make any necessary repairs to windows, doors, and fencing.
When it comes to selling your home, you will probably receive a lot of offers. However, if the property needs repairs, these buyers may offer less than they would have otherwise (or they may not make an offer at all). The good news is that there are plenty of things that you can do to increase your property value without spending too much money in the process.
One of the best ways to increase your property value is by making any necessary repairs before listing it on the real estate market. For example:
- Make sure that all windows are in good condition and secure.
- Check doors for security and strength – this includes checking locks as well as hinges and other hardware on doors that open into rooms from outside areas like garages or hallways (such as basements). If anything looks suspicious or worn out, get it replaced before showing potential buyers around!
- Check fences for security; if a fence does not look strong enough or has gaps where someone could climb over or through it then consider replacing it with one made from higher quality materials such as steel mesh instead of wood planks since these types tend last longer without needing replacement parts every few years like treated timber does when exposed outdoors constantly.
3. Freshen up the paintwork inside and out.
- Clean the walls and windows.
- Use good quality paint.
- Use a primer if there is a lot of dirt or grime.
- Use a high-quality brush, not one from the dollar store!
4. Add an extra bathroom to your home
You can add a bathroom to your home and increase its value.
A new bathroom adds functionality and comfort, which increases the utility of your house. The higher the utility, the more valuable your property becomes. Additionally, having more than one bathroom in a house is considered a luxury these days so it will increase your home’s resale value too.
5. Landscape your yard
This can be done by yourself or by hiring a landscaper, depending on the size of your yard and how much time you have available. Since landscaping is one of the most expensive elements in any home improvement project, it’s also something that may be done in phases over time.
6. Always research before, during, and after any work you do
No matter what you plan to do with a property, it’s always important to research before, during, and after any work you do.
Before: Research the market value of similar properties in your area, as well as their current condition.
During: Learn about the contractors who are doing the work on your home. Find out how long they’ve been in business, how many projects they’ve completed, and what kind of reputation they have in the local community. Also ask if they have insurance policies that cover workers’ compensation or liability claims, which may protect you if something goes wrong during construction. Speaking of insurance, getting home insurance itself has a direct effect on your home value. Finally, make sure all permits are obtained before the building begins so there are no surprises down the road when it comes time for inspections or selling time!
Ultimately, you’re going to want to be careful when making renovations because the wrong move can cost you. Do your research and make sure that whatever improvements you are making will actually add value to your home (or at least not detract from it too much).
Thanks for taking the time to read our article. We hope it was helpful and if it helped you increase your property value please leave us a comment below or share this article with a friend who might benefit from it as well.