May 20, 2013
With a buyer’s market and an economy that most days doesn’t seem to know which way is up, a home is the most essential asset you own. If you have decided to sell your home, doing everything possible to ensure you maximize the value of the house is essential to obtaining the listing price.
Doing this isn’t difficult; in fact, there are a few very simple ways to increase the value of your home in a buyer’s eyes.
Increasing the Value of Your Home
- Kitchen Cabinets – One of the most important aspects of a home is the kitchen. This room often holds the most value, and is known as the “make it or break it” room of the house. Completely redoing the kitchen may add to the value of your home, but it can also set you back a pretty penny. If you want to give the kitchen a new look that will add value in the eyes of the buyer, give the cabinets a makeover by replacing them, sanding them, or painting them. This will instantly change the look and feel of the kitchen, without hurting your wallet.
- Curb Appeal – The first thing potential buyers see when they approach a home is its exterior; many will make up their minds about whether the house is worth looking at simply by viewing the outside. Take the time to take care of the details. Painting the outside of the home may be time-consuming, but it is also a relatively inexpensive way to create eye-catching appeal. Small details, like a footpath to the door or a few nice flower beds can also increase the value of the home by making a great first impression.
- Address the Bathrooms – While your potential buyers may be looking for a home that has enough bedrooms for their children and a big backyard, they are also interested in the bathrooms. Nothing is worse than outdated or grungy looking showers, toilets and sinks. If you want to increase the value of your home, take the time to replace the toilet ($100), the faucet ($50) and the shower head ($25). A new, shiny drain for the shower and some fresh caulk will make this room look like brand new, all for under $200.
- Clean – Nothing lowers the value of a home (in the eyes of the buyer) faster than dirt. While your home may be worth every penny you’re asking, dirty grout, foggy shower doors, and mold in cracks and crevices of the bathroom will definitely turn off your potential buyers. Before scheduling that open house first schedule a thorough cleaning from Greenapple House Cleaning. Our home cleaning professionals will address every inch of the house, making sure it looks and smells fresh, clean, and inviting.
Are you ready to sell your home? Take these tips and put them to use to help you get the price you’re asking. Give Greenapple House Cleaning a call today.