I work primarily with distressed properties such as banked own homes, short sales and foreclosures in Orange County California but sellers often ask me the question, "How can I increase the value of my home?" My answer is simple: you need to invest money in order to make money! Many people want the benefits of increasing the value of their home but are not willing to put in the effort and funds needed to make it happen. The truth of the matter is, investing in your home is key to making a profit and there are a few simple steps you can take to transform your home into a profitable property.
Living in Orange County California, first impressions are everything and nothing gives off a bad first impression more than an unattractive house. You want potential buyers to be instantly drawn to your home so that they want to explore the inside as well. Be sure to liven up the front yard with flowers and plants to make the front yard fresh and new. Repair drive ways and sidewalks so there aren't any visible damages or noticeable cracks that could scare off potential buyers. Another improvement idea is to update the front door with a fresh coat of paint to make your home feel welcoming. The outside of the house is the first thing potential buyers will see so don't be afraid to make it as nice as possible!
The next easy step to increase the value of your home is to revive the space with a fresh coat of paint and new flooring. Potential buyers scan each room carefully and their eyes are drawn to both the walls and floor. Over time, walls become discolored and floors run down and this causes the house feel unappealing. Luckily, new paint on the walls easily transforms a once dull space into a lively surrounding. New wood flooring also drastically improves old dirty carpeting into an inviting California home and is a special improvement that will be sure to increase the value of your home. You can also use paint to update the ceiling, doors and trim of your home. Paint effortlessly revitalizes the look to your house and makes you one step closer to increasing the value of your home.
The final step to ensure your home will bring about a nice profit is by updating the bathrooms. No one wants to walk into a bathroom and see an old grimy faucet and showerhead. By updating the sink and shower area you increase its appeal and ensures recovery on the costs you are spending to improve your house. If necessary a suggestion would be to also replace any chipped or worn out tiles in the bathrooms to revitalize the space.
By implementing these simple steps you can greatly increase the value of your home and during this housing crisis is it essential to get all the money you can from your property. Good luck and remember investment is key!