What are three simple ways you can increase your home’s value?
First, get handy. As homeowners, we can often get into a lull of letting small, non-urgent things go. Over time, these things can add up to being very urgent, large-ticket items that cost you thousands of dollars. When you see a minor maintenance item, make sure you fix it or get a handyman to do so. It will save you money and your home will sell for more money because it’ll look and feel better-maintained.
Second, remember that cleanliness matters. There’s a huge correlation between the cleanliness of a home and a home that hasn’t been cleaned over time. Do yourself a favor and schedule a weekly full cleaning of your house so a habit is formed. Things like bugs and rodents that can get into your garage, basement, attic space, and other corners of your home that you don’t go into and can really add up over time. It also helps to have a contract with a pest control company.
Lastly, think outside the box. There’s another huge correlation between first impressions and the curb appeal of a house and what a property sells for. If you get into a habit of letting your lawn and other parts of your landscaping go, that can add up when it’s time to put your home on the market. Pay attention to your lawn, the mulching, the edging, the aerating, and other things like that. If those basic items are taken care of year after year, it shows buyers that you’ve maintained the exterior of your home, and it will correlate to an average of a 100% return on investment for both your time and money.
If you have any questions about increasing the value of your home or you’d like a free consultation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help.