Selling a home can be stressful. Will I sell the home at asking price? Will I find buyers quickly? Will the transaction go smoothly? While maybe the answers to those questions are not known, one thing is certain, there are several things you can do before selling to increase your home value. Here are 5 tips…
Buyers like uncrowded homes that flow well. Therefore, remove things like a kitchen island or unneeded furniture, for example. Large, uncrowded spaces and open floors, compared to crowded rooms, will definitely attract potential buyers more and increase the value of the home. The good thing is that these small transformations are simple and easy to do.
Invest in Lighting
Professional lighting not only creates a sense that the house is worth more but also creates a warm, welcoming mood when the potential buyers are visiting the house. Besides professional lighting, another important thing is to use lighting products that enhance the natural light in each room. From light pipes to sun scoops and tubular skylights, anything can help in creating a better ambient. In order to achieve the best effect, contact your local lighting experts. Again this is a really small investment compared to the effect it can have on the price.
Don’t Overlook Plumbing, Maintenance, and Care
If you plan to upgrade the kitchen, bathroom or do any other renovations, don’t forget to check or upgrade the plumbing, furnaces, gutters, inspect the septic system and even weed the flower beds. If the installation of a new system is needed, do it. Plumbing is one of the crucial parameters that need to be checked. While new plumbing usually won’t increase the value, 9 out of 10 homes being sold have a plumbing need of some sort, so don’t overlook preventative maintenance. Einstein Plumbing and Heating can help with your repairs or upgrades.
Work a Lot in Redesigning the Front Door
If the maintenance is good, then you can fix a few small details that widely influence the buying decision and the price. Experts say that the value and buying decision of the home are strongly influenced by the look of the front door and the homes curb appeal. One of the crucial, must-have, parts you must not forget to install in your home is the awning. It is a known fact that anyone would like to have a place to get out of the snow, rain or sun as they are entering their home. These kind of exterior upgrades are not that expensive compared to the value they can give.
Floor Materials Are Extremely Important
Potential buyers entering your home notice the floors. Nobody wants to check out a house that has an old kitchen floor, living room with damaged carpet or floorboards that are less than ideal. With an investment of a few hundred dollars, the value of the home can increase of up to $3k by installing new, sturdy and quality flooring in your rooms. Flooring increases your chances of a quick and positive buying experience.