Every homeowner wants their home to sell for the best price, and in the least amount of time.
However, in today’s market, getting the best price for your home can be challenging to accomplish if you don’t have the experience or the right real estate agent by your side.
If you’re ready to sell your home – don’t worry! In this article, I’ll be talking about 5 easy ways that you can increase your home’s value to make it more appealing to potential buyers.
1. Give your home some curb appeal.
Your home’s curb appeal matters. After all, this is the first thing that potential buyers will see when viewing your home for the first time! Some cheap, easy, and foolproof ways to increase the curb appeal of your home are to add some greenery and flowers, update your house numbers, and power wash the walkways and siding of your home.
2. It’s all in the details!
You might not notice small crayon mark on the wall or the tiny chipped tile in the bathroom, but potential buyers will! When thinking of selling your home, ask a friend or family member to tour through your home, looking for these little details. Once they have toured through, look at the list of things that they have marked down and, if you have the budget, try and fix these things before you start showing your home.
3. Lawn and Order.
When it comes to your lawn, the greener the better! Some ways that homeowners can make sure that their lawn is looking its best is to water and mow their lawn regularly, pull weeds, and rake any excess leaves. At the end of the day, a little brown spot here and there won’t be an issue for potential buyers, but if your lawn looks like the Sahara desert – we may have a problem.
4. Make it feel inviting.
When selling your home, it’s important that you make your space as inviting and de-personalized as possible. You want potential buyers to feel at home as soon as they walk in your door. Some ideas for viewings may include making your home feel cozy by turning the fireplace on or having your thermostat at a comfortable temperature, setting out fresh flowers, or moving furniture around as necessary to help rooms either look roomier or be more functional. Also, be sure to de-personalize the space by putting away any family photos or personal items.
5. Boost Your Home’s Online “ Appeal.”
Online is the first place that potential buyers will look when they are searching for a new home, so it’s important that your listing stands out online! When I work with sellers, I always try to highlight what makes that particular property special along with the essential information and selling features.
By using high-quality images, we are able to boost the appeal of your home. PRO TIP: It’s best to take these photos during the day at a time when there is lots of natural light available. I try to arrange a time that will capture your home in the best light, while still being convenient for you.