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10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

Putting your home on the market is an exciting time. To make sure you get the best resale value on your home there are many easy and budget-friendly ways to boost your home’s value before you put it on the market.

“My advice to sellers is to work on the first 30 seconds, ” says Paul Powell, Hagen Powell Buyer’s Agent.

“As a buyers agent for years I can tell if a home is well cared for before I open the door. The way I can tell is seeing home improvements such as fresh landscaping, clean fresh paint on exterior, the door and trim. Once a potential buyer steps inside,  a clean wow feeling can sell the homes. If a musty pet or smoky issue prevails then it can also kill a potential sale.”

First impressions definitely matter when it comes to showing a property.

Easy and budget friendly ways to boost your home’s value

1. Painting 

A simple touch of paint can work wonders for a property. A neutral, clean paint color can transform the look and feel of any home. A new coat of paint can also hide any wear and tear the walls may have experienced in the past. Also consider painting your exterior if it looks faded and dull.

2. Landscaping

Good curb appeal is essential when it comes to selling your home. An unattractive outdoor presence can deter potential sellers from scheduling a showing.  Add a touch of color to your front yard with seasonal flowers and potted plants on the front patio or walkway.

3. Remodeling to create a more open floor space

Perhaps your living area is cramped and small due to an extra wall. Consider hiring a contractor to see if you can reconfigure your living space to be more open. It will make your home appear larger and appeal to those who love to entertain guests.

4. Decluttering

One simple way to attract buyers is to declutter items and toss out things that make your space feel cluttered and cramped. Envision what a model home looks like and try to replicate that look. Less is more when it comes to showing your house. If you don’t want to throw out any items, simply store them away until you are in your new home.

5. Wood flooring

Wood floors are very popular and can add tremendous value to a home. Dirty carpet or flooring can deter buyers. For the most part, wood flooring is easy to maintain and looks nice.

6. Efficient living – energy saving improvements

Energy saving is important to today’s buyers. Show that you have already eased their concerns by installing energy saving equipment such as solar screens for windows and double pane windows.

7. Remodeling the kitchen

Although this is not the most budget friendly improvement, it can pay off huge when it comes to receiving offers. A kitchen can make or break a home’s appeal. Consider painting the cabinets, adding granite counter tops, and a trendy backsplash that will appeal to the masses.

8. Installing Smart Devices

Installing smart devices such as thermostats, water sprinklers, smoke detectors and lighting can definitely set your home apart from other listings. Each device can save homeowners money by saving energy.

9. Improve outdoor living

Give your backyard a makeover. Invest in cozy patio furniture, landscaping, and patio improvements such as extending your patio. Show potential buyers that your backyard is more than a space; that’s it’s more space to live and entertain guests.  Add planted flowers, plants and tasteful lighting. Added points if you are able to include an outdoor kitchen.

10. A new roof

If the home needs a new roof it will be one of the first negative things a buyer will see upon viewing the home. Although there isn’t a huge monetary value of return on investment, having a roof that needs to replaced could keep buyers away.

Did we leave out ways to boost your home’s value? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and don’t know which contractors to use for such improvements. No need to worry! Our team of experienced realtors work with the best vendors and contractors Collin County and North Texas has to offer. Let our team help navigate you through this process. See more profits with home improvements and an experienced team of realtors by your side.

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