5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Appeal for less than $1000

Mortgage and Lending with Gateway Mortgage Group NMLS #250024



The condition of your home can make a huge difference when you’re putting your house on the market. While some projects are likely to break the bank, there are a number of strategic, budget-friendly upgrades you can easily make. Some may just be small changes, but they can make a huge difference in the value of your home. Put yourself in the shoes of a buyer and see how many of these upgrades would make you move forward or pass on a home purchase.



1. Clean your water

Most home owners who steer clear of tap water by buying water bottles or filter pitchers to get clean water. Save them a step by installing a water filtration system on your kitchen faucet. It could be a helpful selling point.


2. Customize your thermostat

By installing a programmable thermostat, it can help save some cash every month. Technology is more advanced and a lot of programmable thermostats can be adjusted using your smartphone or computer. This forward-thinking upgrade will be appreciated by future home buyers.


3. Give your fixtures a makeover

Old-fashioned wood finishes and hardware in your kitchen and bathroom can make your home look dated. By simply giving the cabinets a fresh coat of paint or changing out the handles your space will appear much more modern.


4. Make your bathtub shine

Surpass home buyers dreams by reglazing your bathtub. This project can be completed in a day and can make a big difference to potential buyers.


5. Increase curb appeal

Encourage people to come into your home by updating your front door. Whether you choose to merely repaint or completely replace, this simple project will make your home more appealing.  And while you’re at it, make sure your front landscape is maintained. Depending on the time of year, consider adding a few new shrubs or flowers to add to your home’s charm.

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Buck Seymour

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Comments (5)

Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Good morning Buck,  great tips for future sellers out there.  Tks for sharing.

Mar 25, 2016 02:12 AM
Buck Seymour
Gateway Mortgage Group - Marlton, NJ
Mortgage Banker Serving the State of New Jersey

Thanks Ronald. And good morning to you too!

Mar 25, 2016 02:16 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Buck Seymour Any attention to detail goes a long way to convincing buyer prospects of the level of care with which the owner maintained a home. Call it a boost in buyer confidence.

Mar 25, 2016 02:21 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

Such small updates to make a house shine to a potential buyer! Worth the effort and money.

Mar 25, 2016 03:04 AM
Buck Seymour
Gateway Mortgage Group - Marlton, NJ
Mortgage Banker Serving the State of New Jersey

Absolutely Sandy and Chrissi.

Mar 25, 2016 05:10 AM

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