Searching for a few ideas on how to boost your home’s value? In this article, we’ll show you great ways to increase the value of your home to prepare for a potential sale.
Make a remodeling strategy
You need a strategy if you want to succeed in increasing your home’s value. Your goal is to make intentional upgrades, and not ones you just thought of on a whim. Start by simply creating a list of updates and changes – just write it all down and organize it later.
Next, arrange the items by cost and duration. Take a look at your list and figure out which are “must-have” upgrades and which ones are more of bonuses. Remember to be realistic, and try to find an ideal balance between the two.
Focus on one room or area before moving on to another one
Upgrading can be exciting, but try not to get caught up in a whirlwind of activity. Remember to keep things organized by tackling one room at a time. Again, take a look at your list to see which particular rooms will require more time and money to finish. This is a great way to get results, as you can choose projects that you can accomplish according to your schedule and budget, allowing you to choose which rooms to prioritize.
Add a touch of style
Identify which projects are for function, and which ones are for style. Functional upgrades are lighting fixtures, doors, faucets, and so on, while stylish upgrades consist of artwork, décor, furniture, window treatments, and other similar items.
Depending on your timeframe, try to stick to one or two upgrades every month.
If you’ve already depleted your budget, you can switch to smaller changes such as desk lamps, new doorknobs, or curtains.
Spruce up your curb appeal
Walk across the street and see if your home looks welcoming, appealing, and structurally sound. Look for ways on how you can enhance your home’s curb appeal by highlighting the positive and drawing attention away from the negative.
For example, if you have a huge garage door dominating your home’s façade, add more plants and brightly colored flowers to your lawn to draw a viewer’s attention elsewhere. Is your paved walkway the best feature in your lawn? Make sure it’s properly highlighted by accentuating it with lanterns or flowers.
Have your home professionally inspected
Have your home inspected by a certified home inspector before you put it on the market. You don’t want to discover any nasty surprises like dry rot or fire hazards once your contract is on the table. Getting information on issues in advance gives you more time to deal with them on your own terms, and will allow you to identify and resolve any issues that could turn out to be serious problems.
Need help selling your home in Old Bridge, East Brunswick, Sayreville, or other nearby communities? Get in touch with us at Formula Realty by calling 732-210-2358 or sending an email to contact(at)formularealty(dotted)com