Being a homeowner is great but it’s A LOT of work. Nearly every single day, you need to be working on things around your home in order to keep it looking great and your family’s stress levels low. Additionally, if you’re thinking about selling your home — either in the distant future or in the coming months — you need to be doing plenty of things to increase its value.
Far too many homeowners simply avoid working on their property and when they decide to sell, they don’t make nearly the amount they otherwise would have. It’s a lot of work, yes. But it’s well worth it. With a little hard work, planning, and some determination, you can significantly increase your home’s worth and make much more money when you decide to sell your property.
Here are some great tips for improving the look and feel of your home in order to increase its resale value.
Keep your home clean
The easiest way to scare off potential buyers is to welcome them into a dirty home. It could be their dream home, but if the floors are hidden behind piles of clutter, the walls and windows are dirty, and the place smells bad, they’re going to pass every time. Spend some time thoroughly cleaning your entire home — every single inch!
Additionally, a new paint job can help your home look and feel even cleaner. Plus, buyers will love the freshly painted walls and you’ll likely be able to earn even more money once you sell. A good paint job can last anywhere from eight to 10 years, too!
Take care of your lawn
Your landscape is the first thing potential buyers will see when they arrive at your home. If your lawn looks bad, they’re going to have second thoughts about making an offer. Or worse, they’ll pull out entirely because of the look of your lawn. Start by taking better care of your lawn by mowing at least once a week.
Next, it’s time to upgrade your landscape with some beautiful plants! There are two factors that impact how much soil erodes off your landscape: the amount of bare soil exposed and the length of time it is exposed. Do a little research before you start turning your backyard into a garden, but doing so will offer plenty of great returns! It’s important to know when to seed and fertilize your lawn, as well.
Add on as much as you can
Perhaps one of the best ways to significantly increase your home’s value is to add a new room, back deck, front patio, or more! There are 30.2 million small businesses in the United States. If you’re unsure about how to perform certain home additions, simply reach out to some of these remodeling businesses and hire skilled contractors to do everything for you. If you’d rather do all these add ons yourself (and save some money early on), you can research basically everything online. Make sure you’re planning out every project step by step, acquire all the necessary tools, and ask for help if you get stuck.
Don’t just let your home’s value depreciate over time by not doing anything to upgrade it. If you’re serious about selling your home, make sure you do everything you can to get the most money for your home! It’s time to get to work — good luck!