If you’re thinking about selling your home, your first priority will be finding ways to get top dollar for it. Without investing too much of your time and money into major renovations, here are 7 ways you can increase the resale value of your home.
1. Create Space by Decluttering
Clean, open spaces are far more appealing to buyers than the alternative. Put everything you don’t need in storage and organize cluttered spaces. Go one step further and discard/donate any outdated or unwanted possessions.
2. Schedule a Staging Consultation
When selling a home, it’s important that potential buyers can see themselves living in the space before calling it their own. This is sometimes hard to achieve if there are photos of the homeowner’s family members, or if furniture is arranged in an unusual way. With the consultation of a staging professional, you can quickly address details that may prevent potential buyers from purchasing your home.
3. Setup a Home Inspection
Before you put your home on the market, I recommend arranging a home inspection to get a better idea of the quality of your home. Home inspectors have an eye for details that some homeowners may overlook. By getting a home inspection before you list, you can resolve any minor problems before they become serious issues and eliminate any potential buyer’s concerns about your home’s history.
4. Complete Minor Repairs and Maintenance
As homeowners, we’re guilty of sometimes procrastinating on household chores and repair projects. While this type of behavior seems like a simple bad habit, potential buyers can see these details for more than what they are. Take some time to tighten a few screws, fix a stubborn door or replace fixtures before listing your home.
5. Spiff Up the Bathroom
When it comes to renovations, one of the most inexpensive rooms in the house to upgrade is the bathroom. With a quick trip to Home Depot, you can get all the supplies you need to clean the grout between tiles, apply fresh caulking or enhance the lighting fixtures.
6. Add a Coat of Paint
Don’t underestimate what a fresh coat of paint can have on the value of your home. If the walls are chipping or a specific space feels dated, grab a brush and a bucket of paint. With just a few coats of paint, your home feels newer & can appear more inviting to potential buyers.
7. Employ a Staging Professional
With the help of a staging professional, your home is guaranteed to look it’s best and appeal to more buyers. From bringing new furniture and artwork in, to arranging your existing layout for improved functionality, your home will benefit from professional staging services. After reviewing each room, professional stagers will recommend solutions that will normally have your home on the market for less time and increase the resale price.
If you’re selling your home, remember to put it on the market in the best possible condition. Feel free to call me at 647-898-4663, or send me an email at alex@AlexBeauregard.com, for additional professional advice.