Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Easy Ways to Increase Home Value

Whether you are planning to put your house on the market or you just want to grow your investment in your home, there are a number of simple ways you can increase your home’s value without tackling a large remodeling project.

Inspect Your Home
Typically buyers will request an inspection of your home. Beat them to it by regularly inspecting it yourself and taking care of any problems you find along the way.

Paint Kitchen Cabinets
You don’t have to replace all your cabinetry to give your kitchen a new look. Just give cupboards a fresh coat of paint and maybe some new hardware to spruce them up.

Replace Light Fixtures
Light fixtures tend to be put up and be forgotten, so replacing old lighting with new fixtures can give rooms a more modern feel.

Add Seating
Anyplace you have open space, think about putting in a table and some chairs. This showcases the potential of the space, which can translate into a perceived higher value.

The simplest way to make a room appear bigger is to remove the photos, knick-knacks and other clutter that accumulate over time.

Highlight Storage
Creating or showing off the storage capabilities of your house lets potential buyers see that their stuff will fit there too. Even a wire rack closet system presents the appearance of organization.

Before investing a lot of time or money into a home-improvement project, give me a call. As your real estate professional, I can let you know what buyers in your area are looking for and save you money by preventing unnecessary upgrades!


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