Selling your home is never an easy task, and many people have a difficult time evaluating the potential value of their home. There is a set value for your property based on your location, the age of your home, and the amount of property you own, but the value of your physical home can change quite drastically with a few simple, smart moves on your part.
There are some basic home improvements that every homeowner can make to add value to their home. We previously discussed four tricks that can help you get the best return on investment in your property when you are ready to sell.
Those tricks included landscaping, a fresh, neutral coat of paint, open floor plans, and decorative handles. Those tips and tricks are tried and true, but there are more ways than you can improve the resale value of your home. The good news is that they are affordable and will make all the difference in turning that home from for sale to sold.
Get Your Home Inspected
Before you put your house on the market, spend the money on getting a home inspection done. Know in advance which features of your home can stand to be improved, from your roof to your plumbing. There are a lot of things that a home inspection will turn up that, with a little investment on your part, can make all the difference when you’re marketing your home.
By tackling the small, fixable stuff early on, you lessen the chance that prospective buyers will find those little things down the line and let it ruin their opinion of your home.
Hire a Professional Designer
You have a knack for decorating to suit your own tastes—no one can deny that. Unless you have been trained to help others find the design a home that fits their taste, though, you should probably hire a professional to do a once over on your home. With their professional eye, they can make recommendations about what works in your home and what doesn’t, and that can give you the edge you need to fetch a higher asking price.
Bringing a professional in for an hour or two won’t cost you much, but their advice can be priceless.
Plant a Fruit or Flowering Tree or a Vegetable Garden
There is nothing more appealing than being able to grow food yourself, and there is something uniquely satisfying about watching a tree bear fruit or flower. It’s a dream come true to reach up to your own tree and bite into some fresh, sweet fruit right from your own backyard.
Not only do trees go a long way in keeping your heating and cooling costs down, but if they produce fruit or flower, they are also adding to the natural beauty of your home’s landscape while being a good pollinator for your other plants and flowers. The aroma of a flowering tree is intoxicating, and it can make someone feel perfectly at home in your home.
Give Your Bathroom a Facelift
No matter the size of your bathroom, a few small improvements to a bathroom can go a very long way toward making potential buyers fall head over heels for your home. Remodeling your bathroom is a proven way to add value to your house. If possible, replace an old vanity or outdated sink with a sleek vessel sink can make the entire space feel new and modern.
If you can’t afford a remodel, there are ways to update the bathroom without breaking the bank. Replacing old lighting with new lighting features, adding a shelf, or choosing a textured wallpaper or faux finish paint job can jazz up your bathroom and make a great impression on buyers.