How to Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

When you begin thinking of buying your home, you probably think it’s as simple as hiring a Real Estate agent and listing the home as high as possible so you can make some money back. Pop the “For Sale” sign in the front yard, give the house a good cleaning, and you’re good go go, right?

To ensure you’ve taken all the necessary steps to make the most from your home, there are a few simple tasks you can complete before considering hiring an agent and putting your home on the market.

Increase Curb Appeal

The way your home first looks to prospective buyers when they first park in the driveway can mean the difference between whether they even step foot inside. Replace your mailbox, plant some inexpensive perennials, and power wash the driveway and outside of the house.

Update Decor and Depersonalize

Consider catching up on what’s popular in interior design right now, and see what work you’d be willing to put into the house to give it a little face lift. You don’t need to knock any walls out, but repainting a few rooms some nice, neutral colors and putting away personal items and photos can give buyers an idea of what they can do with the home when they own it.

If You Have Pets, Hide Them

Most people love animals, but they don’t want to see the evidence of them having lived all over their potential home. This doesn’t mean you need to move your pets out till you sell the house, but you should consider hiding their toys, leashes, bowls, and litter boxes where potential buyers won’t see them.

Stage Your Space

Every room has a purpose, and staging encourages buyers to see that purpose. Sometimes this means taking out furniture and only leaving behind the necessities, and sometimes it means rearranging furniture to fill extra spaces so buyers see the potential of all that space you have to offer.

When you’re looking to sell your home, you want it to be as appealing as possible for potential buyers. Not everyone is going to see beyond the vision you have created for yourself in your home, so you need to create a blank slate for them to imagine for themselves in your home. Creating this canvas can help you not only sell your home more quickly, but it can also invite potential buyers to want to spend more on your listing.