6 Tips to Boost Your Home's Value
National publications consistently list Kansas City as one of the nation’s cities to watch. More people are moving here, and the housing market is hot. If you’re thinking about selling your home, here are six steps to help attract buyers and sell at a higher price.
Clean Up Your Yard
Think of your front yard as your buyer’s first impression. Make sure your hedges are trimmed and your lawn is cut. If your lawn looks like it’s well maintained, potential buyers will assume that the home is also well cared for, and it will automatically increase their interest.
Brighten Those Walls
A touch up of paint on your interior walls will do wonders to the sellability of your home. A fresh coat will remove the scuffs and dirt marks, and brighten up the walls. Consider covering any abnormally bright or bold colors with a neutral. A few hundred dollars in paint may increase the value of your home more than you think.
Properly Stage Your Living Areas.
Think about your kitchen, main bathrooms, and living rooms. Homebuyers are often looking to invest for their family. They want to see how liveable your home is! Don’t be overwhelmed, these can be simple changes. Add some plants, arrange pillows and rugs to make an inviting space, and get rid of clutter.
There’s no faster turn-off than grime and gunk in a bathroom or kitchen. Take the time to do some deep cleaning and make all your fixtures sparkle. If you don’t have time to put toward these tasks, then hire them out to a professional. It’ll be worth it.
Light It Up
This one may seem simple, but it works. Replace your lightbulbs! Bright, white light, can make your home seem more spacious and clean.
Show Them the Door
How does your front door look? What about your garage door? It might be wise to either replace or have these professionally painted before your home goes on the market. That kind of curb appeal could positively impact your sellability and your home’s overall value.
Thinking about selling your home? These tips are just scratching the surface when it comes to increasing your curb appeal and boosting the value of your home. If you have more questions about how to make wise investments in your home as you prepare to sell, give me a call or send me an email! I’d be happy to help!