So you’ve decided to put your house on the market, or maybe you’re looking to take advantage of the incredible interest rates by refinancing. Here are some ways to boost the market value of your home and get you the best possible outcome of your sale or re-fi.
- Don’t be afraid to think small: Maybe you don’t have the cash to completely overhaul an entire room or get your basement finished professionally. That’s no problem- small home improvements, such as replacing light fixtures, upgrading sink faucets, or even just a simple coat of paint on your living room walls can all add value to your home without costing an arm and a leg.
- A clean house goes a long way: The simple act of de-cluttering your house can make the rooms appear much bigger, so start getting rid of that junk that has accumulated. Also, cleaning can help you to spot potential maintenance issues such as holes in the wall, faulty electrical outlets or burned-out lightbulbs, all of which can really devalue a home in the eyes of a potential buyer.
- It’s all about curb appeal: “Curb appeal,” or the level of attractiveness of your home’s exterior at first glance, is a major factor in determining your home’s value. Keeping a tidy, freshly-mown lawn and trimming your hedges in the spring and summer months, raking and bagging leaves as they accumulate in the autumn, and clearing snow and ice from your sidewalks and driveway in winter are all good ways to boost the curb appeal of your home with little to no cost to you. More major enhancements, such as a fresh paint job or flowers along the walkway of your home can add significant value and up the “wow factor.”
- Get your neighbors involved: Sadly, it doesn’t matter how beautiful your home is if other houses on the block are falling apart. Home value is determined not just by the home itself, but by the neighborhood in which it is located. If you don’t have an HOA and see some neighbors who could use some help with yardwork and minor repairs, try to organize a neighborhood cleanup committee. Having everyone pitch in to make their block look beautiful can foster a sense of community pride and help increase everyone’s home value.
- Don’t overwhelm yourself: Tackle one room at a time when you do remodels or upgrades. Start with a room with lots of traffic, such as the kitchen or downstairs bathroom, and focus on it before moving on to any other room in the house. A newly-remodeled kitchen with modern, upgraded stainless steel appliances and granite countertops can make a home’s value skyrocket!
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