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6 Simple Alterations That Will Increase the Resale Value of your Home
Whether you are selling your home in the near future or even just considering it, there are quite a few easy things that you can do to boost that resale figure. These changes are also inexpensive! Little details can slip by you every day when you are so used to being in your home. Take a hard look and decide if you would be interested in buying it, and if not, why? It is the little things that can make a huge difference when it comes to selling your home.
Break Out the Paint!
Who doesn’t love a fresh coat of paint? It makes the whole room look brand new if done well. No buyers want to see crazy colors on the walls either. It can be difficult for some people to envision what the room could look like. Stick to neutrals like creams and grays and you’ll be sure to improve potential buyers’ perceptions.
Change the Doorknob and Cabinet Handles
Here’s something I bet you never considered: changing your old doorknobs and cabinet handles. After years of use, these can become dirty. Think about how many hands have been on them! Clean them up thoroughly or buy new ones that all match. This will make an impact on the person seeing them as well as provide an improvement to the overall aesthetic of the door or cabinet.
Plant a Tree!
Planting a tree is a great idea for those not planning to sell their home immediately. Give the tree some time to grow and eventually, it will be a great, oxygen and shade-providing element to your yard. Get a little help from your family or a friend in deciding where it would be best planted. Not only will it look nice, but with age, it will become good for the environment.
Spruce up the Front Door
What is the first thing you see when you walk up to someone’s home? That’s right. The front door! If you have a wooden or other flat and simple front door, make it pop with an appealing bright color or keep it clean and sleek with a neutral. It is all up to you! No matter the case, your front door should make a strong first impression. Use your best judgement. You can always repaint what you don’t like.
Maintain Your Lawn
Nothing says “curb appeal” like a very green and well-maintained lawn. Some people obsess over their lawns, working on it almost constantly. Have you ever met someone who didn’t appreciate a pretty green lawn and clean landscaping? If you are not a lawn expert, getting help from a professional lawn service can be a great investment in home selling. Don’t worry. You will get that money back with the final offer on your home!
There is just something about crown molding that really makes the room stand out. Without spending too much money, you can turn your rooms into much more elegant spaces. Crown molding is something that any average Joe can install and it is very visually appealing to most people. Though nowadays it is not very expensive to purchase and install, people still attribute crown molding with wealth and luxury.
Whether you are moving or not, these can be great activities which you can do even just to give yourself a bit of pride as a home owner. If you are planning a move, let Bekins help! We have a wide variety of resources and moving options to fit your unique situation. Call your local Bekins agent today to get started.