Boost Resale Value with 3 Inexpensive Renovations

Reblogger Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Doug Anderson DRE# 01790856

In today's market, making sure your home shows its best side, is well worth it. Imaging when your buyer walks into your home with freshly painted walls in a neutral color and it shows! It takes a little bit of effort but its well worth it.

So please put in that extra effort for a maximum return on your investment! You'll be glad you did.

For more tips to get the most money when selling your home, please contact me for a free in-home consulation, no obligation of course.

Listing and selling homes since 2002. Proud to be part of a successful team at Century21 Doug Anderson & Associates, Inc.

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Original content by Joseph Zingales 2013000048

To get top dollar for your home, renovations may be necessary. However, some renovations can prove costly and they do not always add value to your home. Here are three inexpensive renovations that are sure to improve the resale value of your home.

First Impressions Matter
Your home needs to have curb appeal. If the potential buyer does not see that, it will be difficult to get the price you want. Spend money and time landscaping your yard. Pressure wash your driveway. Paint your front door. Make your porch look welcoming. If you do all of this yourself or with the help of family and friends, the costs will be reasonable.

Freshen Up the Interior
After a prospective buyer is impressed by your nicely kept lawn, you will want to continue impressing him/her with your interior design. Buyers know what they want when it comes to the number of bedrooms and baths. You have something they want or they would not be looking at your home. Now, you need to keep their attention. Each room needs to be freshly painted in a neutral color. Old wallpaper and borders should be stripped and walls repainted. Make each room look larger by clearing any clutter. If possible, remove any unnecessary furniture and store it somewhere else. Have any carpets professionally cleaned and be sure to polish any hardwood flooring. In the bedrooms, de-clutter your closets. Your kitchen and bathrooms should be sparkling. Clean and organize counters and cabinets. Again, most of these suggestions cost little but add great value to your home.

Upgrades
When you think of upgrades, you many automatically assume major costs with little return. However, many upgrades may be within your budget. Consider making some of these affordable upgrades to your home. Living Areas/Family Rooms – If you are going for a more elegant touch, add some crown molding. For a more rustic feel, add box beams. Improving the ceilings of main rooms will add value to your home.
Hardware and Fixtures – Painting and changing the hardware on your cabinet doors can change the look of a room dramatically. Add new fixtures such as lighting and doorknobs for a more updated look.

Selling your home may require you to spend a little money but you will likely get the full value of your home if you make the investment!

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Rainmaker
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Good morning Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson 

Thank you for sharing your information with us.

Have a great day 11/20/2017. 

Nov 20, 2017 07:20 AM #1
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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I think sharing it is a great way to make home sellers understand that it doesn't take much to get more Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM 

Nov 20, 2017 07:22 AM #2
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Carol Williams
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Hi Eva,
Good choice for a reblog.  There are many inexpensive improvements that can be made to update and upgrade a home.  Fresh paint is one of my favorites.

Nov 20, 2017 08:25 AM #3
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Roy Kelley
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This is a good selection for a reblog.

Have a very special week and a Happy Thanksgiving.

 

Nov 21, 2017 04:07 PM #4
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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I just bought 5 gallons of semi-gloss exterior paint that normally sells for $130, I paid $30! Sometimes paint stores have what they call Oops paint and they mark it down substanially.

Nov 21, 2017 06:04 PM #5
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Eva, you are right, painting is one of the rather inexpensive ways to make a property more attractive to prospective buyers. 

Nov 22, 2017 06:44 AM #6
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Eve

Smart tips . . . . on boosting the value of a listing.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 24, 2017 08:51 PM #7
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Gabe Sanders
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These are great tips for all sellers, Eva.  Thanks for the re-blog.

Nov 26, 2017 06:13 AM #8
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You can also do a lot inexpensively to the exterior landscaping. Installing a drip irrigation system with an automatic timer and a few strategically placed bushes is easy to do but takes some knowledge.

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