Selling your home can feel like an overwhelming process but the one sure thing you can do to help speed up the process and get more return on your home is to improve the value of your home before it’s listed.
I’ve put together a list of the top things you can do that are both inexpensive and easy ways to increase your home’s value:
- Get advice from a professional, like your realtor or interior decorator. This doesn’t need to take longer than an hour and they will give you some great starting points for areas that could use improvements. Alternately, consider hiring a professional organizer for the day and see what areas of your home could benefit from a professional’s touch.
- Freshen up your house with paint. This is one of the easiest and most inexpensive things you can do to transform the look of your home. Keep in mind that neutrals appeal to most people so don’t pant your bathroom bright pink just yet!
- Spruce up your home’s curb appeal. Adding some plants or colourful shrubs can add value to your home and greenery that requires less water and maintenance will make your money go even further.
- Keep your home clean. It’s no secret that clean, tidy homes sell quickly. If cleaning isn’t your forte, hire a professional cleaner to give your home a thorough scrub from top-to-bottom.
- Make your home look larger. It’s no secret that most people prefer homes with bigger square footage and there are some easy things you can do to make it appear bigger. Consider hanging a mirror to visually double the space or swap heavy curtains for vertical blinds that will really let the light in.
- Tidy up the clutter. If clutter is a problem for you, consider investing in a shelving unit to help you organize your clutter into a more attractive set up that will also give you more space!
- Repair all the minor things in your home that need it. Take a walk through your home and make a list of the small repairs that need to get done and get started on it! Lots of small things in need of repair could actually add up and might give the impression that you home has been neglected.
What minor improvements have you made to your home in order to get it ready to be listed? Share your experiences with us in the comments below!Posted by Greg Dewar on