You want to receive a good offer on your home when it’s for sale. Sometimes this means you have to do some things to increase your home’s value before putting it on the market. You’ve already invested a lot of time and money when you first bought your home, but now it’s time for one last investment to make sure you are putting your home on the market at its best value.
This doesn’t mean replacing your entire kitchen or spending a large amount of money to renovate it. You can increase your home’s value for just under $1,000!
Upgrade Your Kitchen
When home buyers tour a home, the first thing they look at is the kitchen. It’s still the heart of the home where people spend most of their time. So, the kitchen is great place to start to increase your home’s value. This doesn’t mean redoing the entire kitchen. Instead, make small but noticeable changes.
You can start with upgrading your sink or faucet. Add a faucet with a pull down head to make washing dishes easier. Upgrade the color or finish to match the rest of the kitchen better.
Pair the new faucet or sink with a backsplash. If you’re feeling crafty and handy, you can save some money by installing the backsplash yourself. All you’ll need to do is buy the tile. Adding a backsplash can really make your kitchen pop.
Lastly, you can replace your cabinet and drawers’ handles, especially if they’re old or loose. You’ll be amazed at how these little chances can increase your home’s value.
Upgrade your closets with organizers to increase your home’s value. Every home buyer looks for great closet space. Why not help them out by adding some closet organizers? It’s a simple luxury that can be added inexpensively. In fact, you can even do it yourself!
Set the mood by adding light dimmers in the kitchen and living areas. It’s a simple, yet luxurious addition that you can add to your home that home buyers will love. It’s incredible that these simple luxuries will increase your home’s value.
Add some fresh paint to your walls before putting your home on the market. You may also want to consider changing the color you paint your home. Research shows that different colors will increase your home’s value.
For example, bathrooms in homes with blue or purple paint tended to sell for a higher price than bathrooms with white paint.
Don’t forget about the front of your house! It’s the very first thing that home buyers see. You want to make a good impression with your home’s curb appeal. Consider repainting the front door or shutters. Plant some colorful flowers in a front garden or window boxes. If you have a front yard, consider a lawn treatment to have luscious and green grass.
Increase Your Home’s Value Today
Before making these easy upgrades to increase your home’s value, talk to a realtor to see what they may suggest. Realtor’s are experts in the market and will help you come up with a fair listing price based on location, the house itself, and any upgrades you may have added.
About Agent Lady: Cherise Wynne is a leading real estate agent in Philadelphia, helping home buyers and sellers navigate the City of Brotherly Love, with a special focus on first time home buyers. To chat about getting started with your first time home buying experience, call 215-518-5193 or click here.