Ways To Improve The Resale Value of Your Home

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When it comes to selling your home, every homeowner always believes that his or her home is worth way more than it actually is. When making the decision that you want to sell your home, you need to do improvements to make the appearance nice but also enhance the usability of the home.

Make sure your home remains clean and tidy at all times. If you walk into your home and you are pleased with what you see, chances are others will be too. Ensure that when a prospective buyer walks into your home, each room is so inviting that it invites you into the next room. A lot of the suggestions below are also worth considering to improve the resale value of your home.


The overall appearance of your home can make all the difference in the world. Before entering the home, you need to make a great first impression from the outside. Keeping the lawn and weeds cut will do wonders for the exterior appearance of your home; once you have done this you need to keep it maintained. Consider planting bright vibrant flowers. This will bring attention to your yard and home. Fresh mulch in your flower bed makes such a neat appearance.

Fresh Paint

Inside and Out Starting with the front door, if you don’t wish to upgrade your exterior doors, a good washing or wiping can give a good clean look, but a fresh coat of paint will do the same thing. A fresh coat of paint does wonders for a room. In addition to having a fresh clean look, it can make the appearance of the room look much larger than it is. Painting the outside of your home gives a fresh clean look, but can also make the appearance of the home larger. If you don’t want to paint the exterior or your home, power washing is also an expensive way to spruce up your home. Your home’s outside appearance should invite prospective buyers. One can or bucket of paint can go a long way and it is inexpensive.

Make it a cleaning day

Cleaning closets, cabinets, drawers and anywhere that you keep and store junk. Cleaning is very inexpensive, but it does take some time to do and does take some work. Start by cleaning closets from top to bottom and a good rule of thumb is to get rid of everything that you haven’t worn in at least two years. Shoe and boot containers will add organization to the closet and can add more space. The same rule will apply to drawers and junk drawers if you haven’t touched it in at least two years to get rid of it. Cleaning cabinets can do the same and have the same effect. Especially kitchen cabinets because often seasonings are stored here and lots of times seasonings have expired and need to be tossed or other times seasoning packs or bottles are emptied and store back in place.

Add more square footage

Although adding more square footage such as adding an additional room or bathroom will increase the value of your home, it can be a little more pricey than the other suggestions. Heated square footage adds value to a home when it comes to the appraisal of the property. In addition, adding more space also makes the home more usable for whatever reason you’ve added the space.

 Upgrade Your Doors

Sliding barn doors are eye-catching, but also add great more value to your home. According to Zillow, homeowners that listed, “sliding barn doors”, sold more on average than expected. In addition to adding value, these doors are space-saving, attractive and are functional.

Many of the suggestions listed above are all fairly inexpensive. If you don’t wish to put your home on the market right away, you should inspect your home inside and out and decide what you can do to make the appearance better while increasing its value. Then make a list of things that you can do quickly and easily. You can then put a timeline on these items as to when you’d like to have them done. Also, take a look at things that need to be done and determine how much more value this will add to your home. If you take these things into consideration you may be able to get the dollar amount or very close to it that you are expecting!