It doesn’t matter if the real estate market is sizzling or running along at its regular pace, you can always do things to increase the value of your home when it’s time to put up your Markham house for sale.
Doing any of the tasks and small home improvements below will help make your house more appealing to potential buyers, help it sell faster and for more money.
4 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home
If you want to maximize your home’s appeal, it helps to start thinking like a home buyer. When you take a look at your home like a prospective buyer would, you’ll start to see ways to make it more appealing to them.
- Repaint the Entire Interior of the Home in Neutral Colors – It is and will likely always be one of the least expensive and easiest ways to increase the value of your home. Not only does it help the home look fresher inside, but lighter colors help the home feel larger, regardless of its square footage.
- Work on Curb Appeal – Its the first thing that buyers see, so make it count. Anything you can do to make the house look better from the outside, including the front door, will help it make a better first impression.
- Finish Your Maintenance & Repairs To-Do List – You know all those things you’ve been planning fix for years? Fix ‘em. Things that don’t work properly, like your air conditioning, or are not well maintained, like the hardwood floors in your living room, stick out like a sore thumb to buyers.
- Update Your Kitchen & Bathroom – If you’re going to spend more time and money anywhere, it’s in the kitchen and bathroom. Potential buyers are more interested in these two rooms than any other. From just upgrading lighting fixtures and accessories, to larger renovations, anything you do here will help increase the value of your home.
If you enjoyed this post, check out our recent article about how to stage your home for selling.