Increasing the value of your home is easier and less expensive than you think. If you’re looking to sell, follow these 8 easy steps and see a BIG return on your home’s sale price.
1) Make a big first impression with landscaping.
Curb appeal sets the tone of a buyer’s whole experience at your home. An unkempt front yard gives the impression of an unkempt home. Further more, a poorly maintained yard can block views and sunlight.
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Cost: $400 – $600
Value: $1,500 – $2,000
ROI: 200 – 275%
2) Speaking of curb appeal, paint the exterior.
Sprucing up the exterior of your home is always worth the investment. Invest in a good power-wash and a fresh coat of pain for added value.
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3) Also give your interiors a bright and clean look with fresh paint.
Fresh paint on the walls is a great start, but don’t forget the baseboards and trim. Use neutral colors and hire a painter to get it done quickly and professionally.
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Cost: $900 – $1,000
ROI: 100 – 120%
4) Update or replace the flooring.
Whether adding hardwood floors, or cleaning your tile and carpet, updating your flooring can gave your home a significant boost in value.
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Cost: $600 – $900
Value: Up to $2,000
ROI: 110 – 233%
5) Get OCD – organized, clean, and de-cluttered that is.
De-cluttered rooms appear to have more space, which is a big selling point for buyers. For only around $400 you can hire a professional cleaning service to make your entire home shine.
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6) Light up your house.
Just a couple hundred dollars is enough for some new fixtures to shine a light on your home’s best features.
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Cost: $100 – $400
Value: Up to $1,600
7) Spruce up that kitchen and bathroom.
Remodeling these two spaces can offer a huge return. Painting cabinetry, replacing countertops, installing new hardware, and updating fixtures are some easy and inexpensive ways to add value. If you have a little more to spend, adding a half bath can up your home’s value by 10% (20% for a full bath).
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8) Take high quality pictures of your home.
With all the hard work and updates you have put into your home, don’t forget to take professional high-resolution images. Homes with listing photos taken professionally with a DSLR camera sells for $3,400 to $11,200 more (relative to the list price).
Image taken by Aubrey Antis Real Estate Photography, Inc.
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