How-To Add Instant Value to Your Home
If you’re considering selling your home, most likely you’ve heard some of the crucial elements to a successful sale: proper staging, proper pricing, and curb appeal. Below, are several things that can add instant value to your home.
Lock down landscaping. Bring in a professional or DIY. However, avoid going over-board. While a nice looking yard will add value, a high maintenance garden may put off any potential buyers who lack a green thumb.
Showcase a usable garage. You might assume it’s okay to leave junk in your garage when showing your home. It is, after all, a garage. However, cleaning out your garage and highlighting it as a fully usable space (for cars, storage, or a workshop) is an asset to buyers. Allow them to imagine how they will use the space themselves – don’t show them where last season’s lawn furniture is hibernating.
Add more closets. If you have a small renovation budget, add extra closets and storage spaces wherever possible. Can you find room for a walk-in closet in the master bedroom? That’s a huge draw for many buyers.
Create outdoor living spaces. “Whether it’s just a nook you’ve carved in the garden, or a full-on patio with a pool, outdoor living spaces are always popular. If you’re on a budget, you don’t have to go overboard. Simply cluster together some lawn furniture, set up a table by the grill, and you have a great space for summer entertaining.
Refinish the basement. The more usable living space, the better. If your basement is unfinished, and you have the budget, making it a livable space can be a huge bonus when it comes to listing your home. You can do it minimally, by finishing the flooring and painting the walls, or go all out and create a game room or even an in-law suite. A home office or an extra bedroom are always a boon for your listing.
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