24 Feb 7 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Property
When selling your home, you want to get the best selling price possible.
The DiLoreto Team can certainly help you do just that, but there are a number of things you can do yourself to maximize your return.
So before you sell, here are a few things you can do to increase the value of your home in order to can the highest price possible.
- Professional Visit
Invite a realtor or home stager over to walkthrough your home. They can suggest ways to make your home more appealing and inviting to potential buyers, such as painting tips or furniture placement, which ultimately can make your home look and feel better.
Have an inspection done to find any problems that need fixing. A deteriorating roof, a termite infestation, electrical problems, etc. can impact the value of your home and should be taken care of as soon as possible. Small problems like a water leak can turn into bigger and costlier problems if not handled quickly.
- Curb appeal
A nicely maintained lawn, some well-placed shrubbery, a cleanly swept walkway and for this time of year, nice Christmas decor, can make a great first impression on buyers when they drive by, and ultimately can increase its value. If you don’t have much of a green thumb, hire a professional landscaper.
The kitchen is one of the first rooms looked at, as they say, “the kitchen is the heart of the home”. You can quickly update your kitchen by replacing outdated faucet sets and cabinet handles, update lighting fixtures, and if you have the budget, you can replace the cabinets themselves. If appliances don’t match, get new doors or face panels so they will (again, if the budget is available).
Making small updates to a bathroom can really boost its overall appearance. A new toilet seat and pedestal sink are typically inexpensive, can be easily installed by the owner, and can make a world of a difference in how a buyer perceives the bathroom. Replace an old, discoloured floor with some new low-cost flooring. If the shower or tub looks unappealing, replace the grout and any chipped tiles and if possible, put in a new tub or shower.
One tip a home stager or interior designer might give would be to paint some rooms. Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated, which means value. Neutral colors tend to appeal to most people, which in turn leaves your home looking more desirable.
While sprucing up the interior is important, let’s not forget the exterior. It’s what people will see first, after all. Along with beautifying the landscape, make minor repairs to the home like replacing cracked siding boards or repainting brick walls. A good power washing wouldn’t hurt, either. Do some paint touch-ups and repaint the front door if it won’t look out of place. Make sure the roof is in good shape and don’t forget to give the windows a good cleaning too.
If you are ready to sell or are curious what your home is worth contact us here at DiLoreto Team for a free home evaluation: