Best Ways to Maximize Your Home’s Value
By Space Coast Daily // February 5, 2020
The time has finally come for you to sell your home and move on to a new life. One question has been sitting in the back of your head constantly nagging you though, how much is my house worth? It’s a question that many people wonder.
While certain aspects of your home value are fixed and you cannot improve like the land, there are many things that you can change within your home to help boost its value.
Wouldn’t you want to make sure that you are getting the most money that you possibly can for your house?
Things like keeping your house clean, advertising well, and having amenities and added features within your house can make a difference sometimes up to fifty thousand dollars, and possibly even more.
While your real estate agent is busy handling all the marketing aspects of your house, there are a few things that you can do around it to not only make their job easier, but give you that extra bit of payout once you’ve sold your house.
Here are some tips that you can use and apply to get the most out of your house.
Advertise, Advertise, Advertise
Advertising is one of the biggest ways that you can increase the value of your home. It works the same way supply and demand do, the more people who want your house, the more people will be willing to spend to ensure that it becomes theirs.
If there is only one potential buyer looking at your house, regardless of how much effort has gone into it, they will offer a lower amount due to the lack of bids.
On the opposite end, if your house has plenty of bids on it, the price will begin to rise as people try to outbid each other. This is why advertising is essential to maximizing the value of your house.
You can ensure your house is optimally advertised by hiring a real estate agent. Your real estate agents will work to get your house the exposure you need, sometimes even getting you in touch with house buying companies. These trusted experts will look to buy your house quickly, so getting it ready to be sold will help you get the money you need.
The more places your house appears in, the more people will see it, and therefore the more buyers you will attract. Start with the right foot forward and advertise to increase the value of your home.
Clean Up the Clutter, Store it Away
You might love that vase in the corner of the room you made when you were younger, but to a buyer, it is considered ugly clutter. A house full of clutter will look undesirable and therefore drop in value. While the house is getting advertised you should be storing away all that clutter.
Set the house up in a way that showcases all the positives and essentials that every home should have. Keep your kitchen clean and modernized and buyers will be amazed at it. Put away everything in the bedroom and just leave a cabinet and the bed and let them love what they see.
Look into renting storage units to store all of these things during the sale, and feel free to move them back into your new house when you get it.
Along with the inside of your house, the outside of your house needs to be clean and properly presented as well. No one wants to arrive at a house they are looking to buy to find it infested with weeds or that the grass is in poor condition.
Mow the lawn if it is the spring or summer, rake the leaves if it is the fall, and shovel the driveway if it is in the winter. First impressions are everything and don’t let a potential buyer walk in already regretting their decision to look into. Maximize your house value and keep everything clean, you’ll thank yourself later.
Finally, try to bring everything up to speed technology and design wise. The cabinets in your kitchen might have worked thirty years ago, but unfortunately, they need to be improved now.
By renovating around the house and bringing things into the modern age, you will dramatically increase the price of your house and impress all potential buyers.
Renovating does cost money, but normally the money spent renovating these areas will be made back and even more during the house sale. Modernizing your house is a great way to throw thousands of more dollars into the value
Many people think that they cannot do anything to influence the value of their house and that is a plain lie. While it is up to the real estate agent to sell the house, you can help up through cleaning it up and renovating it to make it appealing to people scouring the market.
With a proper advertisement, your house should be selling quickly and for a price you never thought possible. When are you putting your house up for sale?
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