5 Ways to Increase Home Value on a Budget

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5 Ways to Increase Home Value on a Budget


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Comments (27)

Dinah Stallworth-Lewis
Priority Real Estate LLC - 318.332.8281 - Natchitoches, LA


Excellent tips to increase home value.  I  totally agree with #1.   The entryway is  what buyers see first. 

May 19, 2015 07:54 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Those are great ideas to inexpensively increase home value.  The first home I tried selling had piles like those in the third picture - it didn't matter how low the price went; no one could see past the stuff.

May 19, 2015 08:07 PM
Susan Nealey
Coldwell Banker Realty - Annapolis, MD
No Pressure! Ever!

Excellent post and the photos are perfect!  Glad you were featured and I found you.  Fully intend to share this one with some sellers I have coming up.

May 19, 2015 09:51 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It reminds of the point of poor and clean. One can be poor but clean.

May 19, 2015 11:27 PM
Mark Watterson
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Real Estate

Looking and smelling clean.   Worth the time to make happen.


May 19, 2015 11:54 PM
Woody Edwards
First Choice Realty, Inc - Chesterfield, VA
A Realtor® Who Answers His Phone!

Declutter, declutter, declutter!  Works wonders!  All your ideas were great.

May 20, 2015 12:01 AM
Ron Aguilar
Gateway Mortgage Group - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

My favorite most overlooked idea is: Evaluate your entry way

May 20, 2015 12:07 AM
Rochelle Kretchmar
GenEquity Mortgage - Lewisville, TX
Simply Irresistible Staging

I like that you started with the entry, as that is the first impression.  The way you addressed simplifying your home, junk and clutter always make an area seem smaller.

May 20, 2015 12:33 AM
Nancy Lamb
Home Smart LifeStyles - Fountain Hills, AZ
& Loving AZ Team-Fountain Hills AZ

Revitalizing an existing space is a great idea and can help make a difference in how the potential buyers look at the home. Good original content and photos. Also, like the links to San Diego professionals for painting and other services.

May 20, 2015 12:38 AM
Keith Whited
RE/MAX Gateway - Alexandria, VA

Clearing last years leaves from the flower beds, getting rid of newly sprouting weeds and adding fresh mulch is an inexpensive way to add instant curb appeal.

May 20, 2015 01:15 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Nelson this is a really good and basic post with some very sound economical tips for sellers.  One thing I advise is power wash the front and then just paint the trim.  It looks like the entire house is freshly painted.  We have a lot of stucco here (as I think you do) and the stucco often does not need the paint.

May 20, 2015 02:00 AM
Rose O'Reilly Sievers,CRS,SRES
Carlsbad, CA

I'm a Home Stager and I think declutter is the first thing to do.  Then fresh paint,  and good lighting.  Good post

May 20, 2015 02:52 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Excellent tips to prepare and present a home for sale!  All of these things should be done PRIOR to listing!

May 20, 2015 04:20 AM
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Lots of good advice from agents and an invaluable post.

May 20, 2015 08:49 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Have to agree with Rose above.

May 20, 2015 08:57 AM
Stu Dye
Mortgage Network, Inc. NMLS #2668 - Portland, ME
Senior Loan Officer

Good, sound, basic advice...

May 20, 2015 11:36 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Very smart advice.  Especially getting rid of clutter!

May 20, 2015 12:15 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Nelson, these are all great ideas!  Each is more than doable on a budget!

May 20, 2015 05:18 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We always tell our Sellers...you ARE moving...pack, donate, discard...less IS more.

May 20, 2015 08:18 PM
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Nelson - Came over here from Gene's reblog.  Great tips that are fairly inexpensive and can be done quickly. 

May 22, 2015 04:29 AM