How to Add Value to Your Home Before Selling

Sep 11, 2020

Looking to sell your house soon? Selling a home has some large expenses, like transfer taxes, attorney fees, and agent fees to name a few. However, if you’ve been in your home for a while, there are probably some upgrades that need to be made to make your house attractive to potential buyers. Small upgrades can be made without breaking the bank. Here are a few to take note of.

Painting: Inside and Outside

Painting is such an easy way to add value to your home without spending a ton. Whether you paint a room of your house, your front door, or your kitchen cabinets, a little paint goes a long way. Most buyers are looking for a neutral canvas when it comes to a new home. They want to be able to make the home unique for them. When thinking of paint colors, stick to neutrals that will work with a variety of decorating styles. A pop of color on a front door is sure to make a splash, so take note of homes in your area for inspiration!

Energy Efficient Appliances and Windows

Having energy efficient appliances and windows is a great way to save on monthly costs. Buyers will be looking for those upgrades when purchasing a home. If you have some budget to spend on appliance upgrades, do it. Another way to increase energy efficiency in your home is by installing new windows. Older homes with original windows can let heat in during the summer and be drafty during the winter.

Deep Cleaning

If you like to clean, doing a deep clean of your home is essential for the selling process! If you don’t like to clean, consider hiring a cleaning service. Regardless of whether you’re living in your home while it’s for sale or moving out beforehand, buyers are definitely looking to tour clean homes.

Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrades

In today’s world, a nice kitchen and bathroom stand out. Bedrooms and living spaces don’t show age as much as old kitchen fixtures and bathroom features. If you have some money in your budget, consider making impactful upgrades in your kitchen like replacing countertops. Installing a new, bright light fixture or replacing fatigued tile in the shower are sure to make your bathroom shine, as well!

Small Upgrades

When it comes to your home, don’t skip the small upgrades! Broken electrical wall plates and squeaky ceiling fans will definitely stand out to buyers touring your home. While the big upgrades make a difference, the small things do too! Show buyers you’ve spent time making every inch of your house look great by the time they tour.