4 Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

Today we’re talking about how you can increase your home’s value so you can get the highest return on investment when you sell your home. Doing some work on your home before listing it for sale is a great way to attract more buyer attention and sell your home for more than it would have originally netted. 


These four easy ways to increase your home’s value should be of particular interest for homeowners who want to sell soon, but it’s good information for everyone to have! 


First, focus on upgrading your home’s finishes. Finishes make a huge impact on how people perceive your home, and new finishes will make your home feel fresher and more modern. You can look at updating your paint to a bright, neutral color, switching your cabinet pulls to something stainless steel and modern looking, and changing your light fixtures to bring in more light. 


Next, take a look at storage and how you can increase the usable square footage of your property. Smart storage solutions are a great way to attract buyer attention because so many homes desperately lack good storage. Look around your home and see where you can add some storage with built-in shelves or show off the space with smart staging. You can also consider finishing out unfinished areas in your home—like your basement or garage—to add more storage spaces for buyers. 


Third, you can spend some energy making your home more energy efficient, especially if your home is older. Consider updating the windows to double-pane or energy efficient options. You can also add better insulation to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If you have older appliances, especially for fridges or freezers, think about upgrading the appliances to energy-smart appliances. These are all great things to highlight in the home listing! 


Lastly, you can give your home a new look on the outside by spending some time on curb appeal. Buyers truly do make split second decisions on homes as soon as they see the exterior, so it’s smart to spend a little time and money to make sure the outside of your home looks as nice as the inside. Adding a fresh coat of paint to the exterior or adding some new landscaping goes a long way. 


Your real estate agent can provide specific recommendations of upgrades and renovations you can do to increase your home’s value and get the max profit when you sell your home. If you want to see what a professional would recommend, let’s connect!

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