Almost anyone has entertained the idea of selling their home at one point in their lives for a variety of reasons.
For those who do so, the main goal is to ensure you get the optimum value out of a sale and it’s not just about a major renovation or total makeover.
Many people forget that because a house has aged well for a good number of years does not mean that it cannot withstand the test of time.
Nonetheless, there are still several ways to help boost the value of your home using some simple and practical ways without having to spend a lot on a makeover or renovation.
Also, even if you have not yet decided to sell your home, you can start using these tips the soonest so you can also minimise the effects of wear and tear to your home and when the time comes for you to sell, you’d be less concerned about getting things fixed around your house.
Clean and fix away
With people spending more time in their homes nowadays, you can get started by doing your long-delayed cleaning and repairs in your home.
Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder and a house that appears tidy and well-organised will sweep people off their feet.
Start planning your clean and fix routine to ensure that your property is cared for and never neglected, especially when you let people in for an open house should you decide to sell.
Thoroughly check your home and plan to work on damaged or broken parts or areas, then have it fixed.
Cracked floor tiles, defective switches, or chipped stone counters can be done easily and affordably when you start repairing it early on so have it corrected or fixed right away.
Making a great first impression
Invest some of your time to clean and organise your garden or yard. Aside from its therapeutic benefits and a chance to exercise, it can greatly help in creating a lasting first impression with potential buyers when they set eyes on your property.
Take time to regularly inspect the house exterior and check for signs of wear and tear, areas needing paint retouching, loose roof or wall shingles, and rotted decks or posts, just to name a few. Doing this on a regular basis gives you an idea of what things need more attention when planning to renovate or do a makeover before selling.
Declutter and do an interior inspection
The home interior is also a factor that should never be neglected and is among the first things potential buyers look for when looking to buy property, so start removing excess clutter from your home.
With more time on your hands at home, begin by tidying up major areas inside the house and check for signs of wear and tear such as water stains, cracked floors or walls, etc.
Showcase the best parts
Add value to your home by putting on a fresh coat of paint in a room or living area, replace the worn-out carpet on the floor to show potential buyers that the house is cared for.
Strategically use some decorative embellishments such as rustic chairs, an antique table lamp, or books on a coffee table to brighten up a dull area in the home. You could also hang some artwork or picture frames on a blank wall for a bit of nostalgia.
Make it warm and welcoming
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to make people feel welcome to your home, especially when you are showcasing your house to buyers.
Make an effort to beautify and improve the facade of your house so that buyers will be more interested come and take a look, especially when they least expect to find beautiful surprises inside. Make sure the garden is well-kept and hedges trimmed to make it look well-organised and clean.
Ensure it is always market-ready
Your innovative artistic concepts or creative genius may not sit well with others, so put things in perspective by ensuring that the style, designs, or décor in your home are leaning towards the neutral side. A neutral home always becomes more appealing to a wider market, so make sure you can keep it as simple as possible.
Lastly, ensure that your interiors are well-lighted. This impresses upon buyers that you are hiding nothing and gives them a warm feeling of refuge and comfort.