Every home buyer wants to get the most for their property. Some may think that it’s impossible or difficult to significantly add to their property’s value, but they’d be wrong. There are things that virtually anyone can do that would instantly boost their home’s value, and some of them are incredibly simple. The best thing is that some of these could be done yourself in less than a day. Let’s take a look at a few easy ways that you could boost your property’s value.
Nice landscaping is always a winner with buyers. Professionals like KG Landscape know a landscaping project can improve the value of your home. They found that it could increase the value of your property by as much as 12%. That’s about $36,000 on a $300,000 home.
The best thing about landscaping is that you can go as big or small as you want. You may have some terraces installed or a rock garden. You might want to add some evergreens to provide protection. Even something as simple as adding a tree to your property could add thousands to your home value. Landscaping is one of the first things people see when they get to a house and creates a strong first impression, so don’t neglect it.
Speaking on first impressions, we would suggest that you concentrate on your home’s facade and make adjustments where you can. One simple thing you could do is add window boxes. This alone will catch people’s eyes and instantly make the home look more luxurious. Another simple thing you could do is either change the front door or just the color. Believe it or not, but changing the color to something like charcoal black could add thousands to your home’s value.
Other things you could do are changing the mailbox, fixtures on the door, and your house's numbers. Make sure that they all match and that they stand out.
You should have your house deep cleaned before selling the house. Deep cleaning is something that you can do on your own, but it’s not recommended. Not to mention that it’s a lot of work. You will have to do much more than your average spring clean here. You might have to go over and under big appliances and clean walls and ceilings. A professional team will have this done for you in hours and make sure that everything is sparkly clean.
Bathroom remodels are often cited as one of the best projects if you want to increase your property's value, and we have to agree. But it's easy to go overboard here. Try to be sensible and make a few additions. Something like adding a frame to a mirror, for instance, could help it stand out. Even things like a new toilet seat or shower curtains could make a big difference.
These are all simple things you could do starting today that will make your house more attractive and get you better offers. Speak with an agent to see if they have any other suggestions and don’t lose sight of your budget.