When you’re trying to sell your home, obviously you want to increase the property value of the house before doing so. However, many people don’t even attempt to raise the property value of their home because they believe to do so would be too expensive and not worth the effort and cost. Yet, there are many easy and cheap ways to increase your home’s property value. Here are six of the best I discovered when I wanted to sell my home with Warren Ventures LLC.
Provided you have the necessary equipment, deep cleaning is an inexpensive way to increase the property value of your home, yet it does require a bit of effort on your part.
After doing a basic cleaning of your home, focus on cleaning areas that are rarely cleaned, such as vents and baseboards. Shampoo your carpets and wash all your windows and walls. If you’re willing to spend the money, you can hire a cleaning service to deep clean your home for you.
Paint the Walls
Painting the interior walls of your home is an excellent way to increase your home’s value by making it look well taken care of and bright. Before you paint the walls, fix any holes and cracks. Once you paint the walls, make sure you pick the correct finish. For example, if you want to hide imperfections, use eggshell finish paint.
Recheck Square Footage
County assessors often make small mistakes when it comes to measuring and recording the square footage of a home. However, even the smallest mistakes can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars when it comes to the square footage of a home. If you suspect that the square footage of your home is off, you can use a tape measure and graph paper to measure your home yourself.
Spruce the Yard
An excellent way to make your house look more appealing while increasing the value of your home is by mowing the lawn regularly and ensuring the grass stays green by watering it regularly as well. If you have the money, try purchasing flowers and shrubs for your front lawn. Keeping your lawn well-manicured and ensuring its curb appeal can go a long way.
Before you deep clean your home, consider removing all the clutter in order to make it look larger and more spacious. Throw away or put away piles of papers, magazines, and books and throw away old furniture. If you’re somewhat of a pack rat, you can rent out a storage place to store your things during the home sale process.
Many homes have distinct smells that the owners have gotten used to over time, but are noticed by guests. To increase the value of your home, you want to get rid of any odors, such as smoke, in your home. You might even want to have something delicious smelling baking in the oven when you show your home!