Moving away from your old family home can be a lot of stress. Memories and emotions will keep pouring back as you get the old home ready for viewing and sale. But, if you manage to get a good price for the home, the blow of moving out will be significantly gentler.
That’s why you should put a lot of effort into getting your home in as good a shape as possible before showing it to potential buyers. There are some big projects you can consider that will significantly increase the sale value.
But there are other projects that don’t require you to invest a lot of money, only a significant amount of time. In this article, we’ll give you a couple of effective ideas to increase your home’s value before selling.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Paint goes a long way in making your home look new. Use environmentally-friendly paint, since this is one of the latest crazes among young homeowners. You will also want to paint your home in neutral colors, as not all homeowners feel the same about bold colors and experimenting with the look of their home.
Clean the Place Up
Before you start doing anything else, you will have to make sure your home is impeccably clean. Clean every spot, since dirt usually hides in those places you never even knew you could reach and clean. Use this activity to see if there are any serious issues around the home. Start from the floor up and clean the walls, windows, countertops all the way up to cabinet tops.
Make sure to use an effective cleaning agent to get all the dirt out. Once you do, you’ll know if you need to replace or repair anything. Clean the home systematically, room to room.
Another fairly cheap but highly effective feature that can sell your home is lighting. You’d be surprised how much accent lighting can contribute to your home looking luxurious and unique. Purchase new lamps, replace old bulbs and add mirrors to help the light spread evenly. You can switch to LED lights throughout the apartment. These are bound to last much longer, which potential buyers will appreciate.
Impeccable Air Conditioning System
One thing that can easily break your sale or drastically reduce the price of your home is the air conditioning system. No one will want to live in a home with a malfunctioning AC system, so make sure to have it inspected before putting your home up for sale.
Replace Old Appliances
Not all homes come with appliances, but if you plan on including them in the price, make sure you replace or throw out any old or malfunctioning ones. If you plan on purchasing new ones, make sure to go for stainless steel because of their durability and ability to fit into any kitchen style.
Last but definitely not least, the exterior is the first thing the potential buyers will see. Therefore, get that messy garden in order, paint the outer walls and mow the lawn. For an extra curb appeal, add lighting to accentuate the garden or the home. There are many reputable realtors that will help you sell your home.
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