Thursday, December 8, 2016

Getting Ready to Sell? Simple Ways to Improve Your Home’s Value

A lot of people who are looking to sell their home feel like they can list their house and get a fair price pretty quick. After all, most markets are in an upswing right now. Even if yours isn’t skyrocketing like some, most markets are doing pretty well for sellers.

The fact is that you may be limiting the amount of people who want to buy your home if your house isn’t in the best possible shape. From basic curb appeal, to maintenance that you’ve been putting off, you can’t expect to get top-dollar for a home that isn’t in very good shape.

You could also be walking away from bids over the asking price if your home doesn’t look its best. Remember that in competitive markets, sellers often get more than they asked when motivated buyers really love a house.

Keep reading to learn more about what you can do to make sure you get the most money from your home when you’re ready to sell.

Spruce Up Your Lawn

Your lawn is one of the first things that people will see when they come to your home. Whether you’ve got an open house or not, people will need to park at your home before they can see the interior.

To really make a big impact from the first time somebody comes to your house, consider replacing the grass on your lawn. Re-sodding your lawn may cost you a little bit of money, but it’s one of those investments that you’ll easily get back when you sell your home for more.

Another option you have to make your home nicer is to plant some new flowers and trees around your home. Even small trees that aren’t mature can make a big difference in how your landscaping looks to prospective buyers.

Repair Your Driveway

Like your lawn, the driveway in front of your home is one of the first things people will see. To make the most of your home, consider hiring a driveway sealing company to help you out. 

When you get your driveway sealed, you’ll save a considerable amount of money over simply redoing it. Sealing your driveway will also last at a handful of years, so it’s a wise investment even if you aren’t selling.

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