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  • Writer's pictureAdam and Bronwyn

IS YOUR HOUSE READY TO SELL?

Purchasing a home is typically one of the wisest investments you can make, particularly if you can maximise the investment's worth along the way. Let's face it, we all want to make the most money possible from our investments.


What if I told you, however, that not all house enhancements were beneficial? Or investing money in the wrong home upgrades is equivalent to throwing money out the window, or something similar. There are also improvements that will genuinely increase the value of your property while giving you the best return on your investment.


Intentionally working on the improvements that would increase value is needed to tidy up your house to command that asking price.




10 Tips for Dramatically Increasing the Value of Your Home

Quick and simple home improvement projects


What is required to "sell-ready" your home? Possibly not as much as you believe. Make an effort to improve your home's aesthetics, low-maintenance requirements, and energy efficiency. Including smart features also attracts buyers' attention. Here are a few quick, cheap, and simple ways to increase the value of your property by making it more appealing.


1. Declutter

Get rid of any extra stuff you don't need right away. To start, arrange the contents of your pantry, cabinets, and closets. Remove everything in one place at first, and then only add back items that are absolutely necessary. Remove the others. Half-empty cabinets and closets should be the target. This will demonstrate that your home has more than adequate storage space. Keep in mind to organise your garage!


2. Repaint

How much of a difference a fresh coat of paint makes will amaze you! To appeal to the largest number of purchasers, aim for neutral, on-trend hues. Paint your interior walls a neutral colour, and give your front door a splash of colour.


3. Change the lights

If the light switches and fixtures are outdated, replace them. Additionally, we advise switching out your outdated incandescent light bulbs for LED daylight lamps. They will make your property appear more welcoming to potential buyers because they are light and bright.



4. Create an inviting entryway

Simply changing the doorbell and adding some fresh flowers can accomplish this. The area is to be made comfortable and welcoming. If you have the space, include a mudroom. It need not be expensive either. A bench can be added, and wall hooks can be put in place so that coats and bookbags can be hung.



5. Fix the problems or broken parts.

Complete the small house maintenance tasks now. Nobody wants to move into a new house knowing they have a ton of little projects to complete. Choose a weekend to finish all the tiny tasks, or hire a handyman to help.



6. Modernise cabinets

Right now, painted cabinets are really popular. And everyone knows that bathrooms and kitchens sell houses. Therefore, it's time to freshen up your kitchen or bathroom cabinets if they're starting to look a little dated. White, medium to dark grey, or dark blue cabinets appear to draw buyers. Adding or replacing knobs and handles to your cabinets is another fast way to refresh them. Choose brushed nickel or the new golden champagne hue to be daring.



7. Add intelligent technology

The newest trend in smart technology is connecting it to our smartphones and other devices. Consider installing the Ring, Amazon, or Nest thermostat to make your house smarter. Garage door openers, alarm systems, refrigerators, and lights are all frequently found to be able to connect not just with your phone but also with one another. The upgrades also improve the energy efficiency of the houses.



8. Deep cleaning

If you have room in your budget, hire a cleaning crew! If you can't, just devote the following few days to deep cleaning your house. This also applies to carpet cleaning. Power wash the entire outside, including the deck and porch.



9. Improve the landscaping

Planting flowers and plants to fill in any gaps is the simplest approach to improve landscape. Spend some time pruning overgrown trees and bushes, and don't forget to weed your flower beds and add mulch. One of the first things prospective buyers will notice about your property is its outside. Maintaining the exterior will go a long way toward demonstrating that your home is well-maintained and looked after.



10. Increase the outdoor living area.

For many purchasers, having space outside to unwind and host friends and family is a desirable aspect. By creating a cosy sitting area, you can quickly demonstrate the value of your outdoor living space. Your front porch should have wicker furniture and plants. By putting down gravel, including a portable fire pit, and Adirondack chairs, you can transform your backyard into an oasis.



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