Selling your home is a long and challenging task, but once you decide it's time to change your life, this is one of the first things you need to do. However, before you sell your home, you need to make sure it's worth selling – namely, you need to spice things up a bit and invest some money into your living space, hoping you'll be able to boost its value. Keep in mind that you need to spend money to make money, no matter how much you hate doing that, so here are a couple of great ideas that will surely boost the resale value of your home and help you sell it more easily.
Renovate the kitchen
Just because you're not the biggest fan of cooking in the world doesn't mean your potential buyers don't enjoy this activity, which is why you need to make sure they have everything they need in their new kitchen. Most people who are thinking about purchasing your home will focus their attention on this space, making sure it's new or at least recently updated. Some of the things you need to do include replacing your flooring, repainting your cabinets, purchasing new appliances, replacing your faucets and pipes, as well as designing a new layout. These things will make your kitchen stand out and help you sell home more easily and lucratively.
Check the roof
This is one of the issues buyers everywhere in the world, from Australia to Mexico, insist on, so you'd better take care of it as soon as possible. Nobody wants to live in a house with a leaky roof, especially if they've paid a considerable amount of money for it, so doing this before listing your home is a must. Luckily, this investment doesn't have to be too pricey – you can probably take care of it on your own, as long as you're skillful enough and know what you're doing – but it will certainly boost the resale value of your home more than you can imagine, especially if you invest in a brand new roof your buyers will appreciate.
Spice up the backyard
If you're lucky enough to live in a house with a backyard, you'll surely have no problems selling it. Buyers love these sorts of properties and don't mind spending a bit more money on them. But, in order to make more money than you've hoped, you need to spice up your backyard, making it more welcoming and appealing than ever. One of the ideas to consider is installing a pool, especially if you live in a hot climate, such as people in Australia, for instance. This is why they may rely on experienced pool builderswho can equip their backyard with a stylish concrete pool that might help them sell their home quickly and easily.
Fix the bathroom
This is another area potential buyers love checking out, so be sure to invest some money in it as well. Bathrooms usually don't require too much attention, and spicing up just a few things will probably be enough. Install new fixtures and fittings, clean your tiles, invest in a new freestanding bathtub, and you're good to go! Turning your bathroom into a serene and stress-free zone is easy, and it can really boost the value of your home, so dedicate some time to this space too.
This isn't one of your traditional investments and you won't have to spend too much money on this project, but it will boost the value of your home and its visual appeal more than you've expected. Decluttering every corner of your home will show your buyers what it could look like in the future and help them imagine their own life in there, which is the first step towards actually selling your property. This isn't an easy project, but it's still doable if you get organized, so ask your friends and family to help you, and start giving your home a complete makeover.
Investing money in a property you're planning on selling doesn't seem like a smart idea, but keep in mind that all of these things boost the value of your home and are actually going to make you money in the long run.
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Bo Kauffmann is a residential real estate agent with over 18 yrs experience in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals. Inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame in 2010 and receiving the REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Bo has sold over 500 houses and condos in the Greater Winnipeg market. He is an accredited buyer representative (A.B.R.) and a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Bo provides exceptional service to First-Time Home-Buyers, Seniors looking to downsize and Home Sellers of all ages. He can be reached easily By E-Mail or call/text him Call/Text HereNever miss an episode of our real estate podcast. Install our FREE Podcast App available on iOS and Android. For your Apple Devices, click here to install our iOS App. For your Android Devices, click here to install our Android App. Check my videos on Youtube