When it’s time to sell, you don’t have to spend a fortune to increase the value of your home. The more creative you get, the more you can play off of this list to brainstorm ideas for projects that will help turn an interested buyer into a done deal. Here are a few to consider:
- Fill up the empty space – Put purpose behind all the square footage in your home. An office space is much easier for a potential buyer when the desk and chair are right there in front of him. Same goes with a guest bedroom or game room, the more versatile the buyer can see the space is, the easier for them to envision how she’d do it.
- Touch up the walls – While a fresh coat of paint can give a sharp, clean image, completing repainting the interior of a home can be expensive, time-consuming, or both. Consider cleaning the walls, mixing, and lightly touching up with a bit of that leftover paint from the last time the walls were coated. Make sure to give those touch up spots some time to better match with the walls, a week or more before showing the house.
- Knock out all the seasonal chores – Clearing out all the leaves, cleaning the gutters, cutting the grass, and maybe even offering to do the same for your neighbor if they’ve fallen a bit behind, will up the curb appeal of the entire neighborhood. If the area looks nice and the houses on the street look valuable, yours will too.
- Make the home more efficient – Take the time to look for easy to fix gaps in energy efficiency. Maybe some of the insulation has begun to sag or come loose over time? Admittedly, most efficiency upgrades will require the purchase of some materials. A well-maintained home is more valuable than all the latest features.
These ideas are just a start of the many ways value can be added to your property simply and easily. As long as your real estate has been well-kept, it’s not necessary to spend a lot of money renovating. If you’ve pulled off any low budget, high value projects lately, feel free to share any tips and tricks in the comments section.