Here are four simple projects to add value to your home.
One of the most common questions I’m asked when I meet with sellers is, “What should I do to my house to ensure that it gets top dollar from the market?” Today I’ll share a few key tips that I suggest to sellers who want the most from their sales:
1. Declutter. Remove all your personal items like ornaments and spare things from the counters and tabletops. Minimize as much as possible; you’ll have to pack up those items anyway, so you might as well get the process started.
2. Enhance your curb appeal. Putting out some nice flowers and cleaning up chipped or peeling paint always helps your exterior look nice and inviting.
3. Paint. Repainting your interior is the cheapest way to add value to your home — it almost always brings a great return. Keep your colors as neutral as possible; however. Off-white is very popular these days.
4. Get rid of old carpets. The buyer will remove them anyway, and the stains and smells can be off-putting. Restoring the hardwood or putting down fresh carpets is much better than leaving old, stained carpets in place.
You don’t need to spend a ton of money on large-scale projects like a kitchen renovation. Most of the time, you won’t get a return on your investment, so stick to smaller, sure-thing projects like the ones I’ve suggested today.
If you have any questions or need help getting your home ready to sell, feel free to give me a call or send an email. I’m here to be of service.