Here are four small investments you can make to increase the value of your home before putting it on the market:
1. GROUNDSKEEPING: Overgrown lawns and shrubs can make your home look uncared for. Consider hiring a landscaper to groom your grounds, and invest in a few native plants or trees to boost curb appeal.
2. DEEP CLEANING: Make sure your house screams “clean” to every potential buyer who walks through the door. Even if you keep a clean house, hire a professional housecleaning service to take it to the next level.
3. WINDOW COVERINGS: Replace heavy drapes in each room with vertical blinds or shutters. You’ll be amazed at how a sunny room makes your home feel bigger.
4. ROOM UPDATES: Replace dated wall paper, old lighting fixtures, broken ceiling fans, and other easy-to-fix items that will reduce the buyer’s move-in cost. Consider adding a water filtration system (removing the cost of bottled water) or other energy-efficient upgrades that will lower the buyer’s monthly outlays.