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Cheap Fixes to Increase Home Value

Posted by Brad Pauly on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 3:23pm.

home improvements before listing for sale

If you are in the market to sell your home there are some easy fixes and updated you can administer to get the most out of your investment. Through a few weekends work you can increase the value of your home before it hits the market. Use this guide to help you find some easy wins where you can increase the value of your home.

Update Faucets and Shower Fixtures

Popcorn ceiling was a common addition to homes constructed throughout the 70's and 80's intended to keep noise vibrations down in a room. This sound deadening texture material can contain asbestos making it important to remove before putting a home up on the market. If your ceiling texture does not contain asbestos it may not be worth your while to remove, however housing trends show that flat ceilings are more appealing.

Paint Interior Walls

Interior wall colors will greatly impact how your home is perceived by potential buyers. It is smart to paint rooms neutral colors that work in complementary colors. Any bright shades of color either light or dark can make a room appear smaller as it reflects more light.

A general rule to follow when picking paints throughout your home is to save gloss and semi-gloss paints for kitchens and bathrooms, and satin and eggshells for any other room throughout your home. With a small budget and a few hours worth of painting, you can completely transform your home to appeal towards a wider audience of buyers.

Make Sure Your Landscaping Is in Top Shape

The upkeep of a home's yard is an incredibly valuable feature when selling a home. As the first thing that potential viewers will see, a homes front yard will set how they feel about the home. A dead or overgrown yard can be a quick red flag for people looking for a move in ready home.

Fix Any Dents, Scratches or Scuffs

Dents, scratches, and scuffs on walls, doors, and flooring are an easy to fix issues that stand out when a home is looked over by potential buyers, or appraisers. Scuffs are easy to remove from flooring using some cleaning solutions and some elbow grease. Some holes in walls may require drywall patching and painting, but it is still worth your while to repair.

Remove Oil Stains

A driveway dramatically impacts a home's curb appeal and is one of the first aspects buyers and appraisers will see. If your home has any oil, rust, or grease stains in your driveway consider spending some time and elbow grease removing the stains.

Clean Blinds And Window Coverings

Since you will most likely sell your home with the window blinds and coverings installed, it is important to thoroughly dust and clean them. This would be a good time to also make sure that all window blinds are in working order.

Hire Professional Carpet Cleaners

If your home has carpets throughout, it is a smart idea to higher the professionals to take out the dirt and stains that have built up over time. It is also recommended to include the carpet cleaning receipt in your final paperwork when selling your home.

Get The Most For Your Property

Get the most for your home and choose your friends at Pauly Presley Realty to list your home. Our dedicated team of realtors will get your home listed quickly and get your property prepared to sell. Learn more with our home seller's guide.

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