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The Fastest Things You Can Do to Improve Your Home’s Value

couple looking at a home to buyWith real estate prices not being where they once were, it’s normal for homeowners who are preparing to sell to be thinking of different types of things that they can do in order to improve their home’s value. However, taking on major renovations can be stressful and in some cases, won’t even increase the value of the home enough in order to really net a profit when it’s time to sell.

By starting early with small and fast projects, you’ll easily be able to improve your home’s value for the best results possible.

Investing in Landscaping

If you have a green thumb, it’s easy to improve your curb appeal on your own. To make this an even faster process, consider hiring a professional landscaper. Landscaping should not be too costly and will drastically enhance the outside appearance of your home and property.

Because this is what potential buyers will first see when visiting your home, it’s good to leave them with a lasting impression. Beautiful flowers lining your pathways, shaded trees and nicely manicured lawns can be a huge selling point for many buyers and may up the amount that they’re comfortable spending on your home.

Power Washing

Rather than opting for a fresh coat of paint which can be quite costly, choose to power wash the exterior of your home, pathways and driveway. This will give your home a more dramatic and clean look, which in turn, can increase the value slightly in just a short amount of time.

Water Treatment

It’s always a bonus to know that you have clean, fresh drinking water within your home and be able to advertise that to prospective buyers. Take advantage of a water treatment service and choose from filters, softeners and other services that will improve your water quality while increasing the value of your home.

Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrades

The kitchen and bathroom(s) are typically the first areas of the home that potential buyers will look at. Buyers love new kitchen and bathrooms, but again, major upgrades can be quite costly.

To quickly improve your home’s value, simply update these rooms with small enhancements. For example, give those old cabinets some new life with a fresh coat of paint and new hardware. Old and outdated appliances should be replaced with new ones. Even if you do not plan on leaving the appliances in the home when it is sold, they demonstrate your commitment to quality to potential buyers.

Update the bathroom with a new sink, fresh coat of paint and a new, stylish mirror on the wall.

By taking advantage of these tips, you’ll be sure to increase the value of your home with very little effort. Selling has never been easier than it is now.

Questions: What other things can be done to increase the value of your home? What projects have you done in order to sell your home?

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