Top Things to Increase Your Home Value When Selling
When it comes time to sell your home, getting top dollar is always the goal. With a little effort and knowing where to invest can help get you get the most out of your home.
Always start with a qualified agent
Not all agents are created equal. Using an experienced agent that knows your area is key. They know the value of homes in the area based on what has sold, for what price, and how long it was on the market. They understand the unique qualities your city or neighborhood has to offer. They have experience in what it takes to sell in the current market, and negotiation know-how to get you the most value for your home.
A fresh coat of paint
Whether you are touching up scuffs and scrapes or if you haven’t repainted your house in the last year or two, a fresh coat of paint in a neutral color can go a long way. Depending on your house style, trim, molding, and finishes, typical on-trend go-tos are: beiges, light browns, creams, white, and grays. The color you choose should complement your staging and make your home feel bright and airy.
Presenting your home well gives it the most potential. Just because you have always had your couch or bed along the wall does not mean that is the most optimal way to position it when selling. Understanding the best way to arrange your furniture and decor will help your rooms feel bigger as buyers walk through. If you are not sure, do not hesitated to ask your experienced agent for advice.
One thing everyone responds well to is space, and by removing unnecessary items will naturally make your home feel bigger. When you are getting ready to move, take the opportunity to pack up some of your nick-knacks, children's toys (especially in rooms outside of a toy room), out of season clothing, items on counters, extra furniture, etc. Before putting your house on the market. When potential buyers walk through your home, they should be able to visualize how each space could be used without the noise of unnecessary items.
Ask your experienced agent
Every house is unique. An experienced agent will consider things like your homes style, the market trends, and items that may get flagged on an inspection. Balancing these things with the best time for your home to be available on the market will get you the most for your home.