When it comes time to sell your home, most sellers hate the idea of not only having people come through your private space, but also having to put more money into something they are getting rid of. What sellers do not realize though, is that $300 repair you need to make can actually add thousands to the value of your home, simply by showing the buyers this home is in pristine, move-in condition. Even small upgrades that are easy on the wallet can add immense value to the home. What sellers need to realize is that they are selling a product, and that product needs to come across in the best light possible.
It is our job as Realtors to assist our clients in viewing the home as a potential buyer. How would you see your property if you were viewing it as a potential buyer? What improvements would you make to the property, or what areas need some repairs or freshening up? Address these problems ahead of time and let your home rise above the rest as the cleanest, move-in ready home in the area.
Appearance really does matter when it comes to listing your property. It has been shown that homes for sale that are properly staged can sell for an additional 15% profit and close, on average, 30% sooner. This means that by simply giving the home a proper appearance, you can make more money in less time. So when it comes time to put your home up for sale, remember how big of an impact appearance has and that a little bit of work can go a long way to netting you a larger profit in the end.
Here is an idea of some cheaper improvements that can really add value to your home: