If you’re ready to sell your house in Waltham or the surrounding area, I’ve provided a list of some quick fixes to help increase your home’s value.
- Add More Space
Opening space in the home such as knocking down a wall or removing the kitchen island is a great way to gain attention from buyers who can afford to be a little picky. Open floor plans have become increasingly popular in home designs and for just a few hundred dollars you can achieve this desired look. If you’re looking to sell your home rather quickly, this is a surefire way to get more offers.
- Keep Up with Landscaping
If you have unkempt bushes on your front lawn or tangled trees, these can seriously block the view of your home. In fact, a survey conducted by HomeGain found that when you invest between $400-$500 in landscaping your yard, you’ll see a return in investment of four times that amount.
- Incorporate More Lighting
For homes that don’t have enough natural light, I advise adding recessed lighting or under cabinet lighting. If you’re on a tight budget look for broken panes to fix. Adding motion detector lights is another unique feature you can incorporate into your home. Keep in mind, high wattage bulbs make the room appear larger and soft lights create warmth in a room that appears empty.
- Enhance the Entryway
While it may seem obvious to make sure that the doorbell is functioning properly, many homeowners let this fall by the wayside. A portico is also another feature that can be added above the front door, helping to protect the next homeowners from the rain when searching for their keys.
Exterior upgrades on the back of the house can also improve your home’s value. Consider adding a deck to enhance the yard. Even if you are limited on backyard space, a large deck will still be eye-catching.
- Upgrade the Bathroom
It’s not wise to begin a major home remodel right before putting your house on the market. However, minor bathroom upgrades are both affordable and fast. Instead of frosted glass, opt for clear glass and be sure to remove any stains, update doorknobs and even consider updating the faucet.
Other Quick Home Upgrades
While the suggestions above will surely help you sell your home faster, there are several other actions you can take to increase house value.
- Fix chipped paint or repaint the home with neutral colors
- Repair broken tiles
- Patch old floor boards
- Remove old wall-to-wall carpets
- Install a new heating or cooling system
Choose Top Realtor Hans Brings to Sell Your House
Since 1990, I have been a Realtor in Waltham MA, assisting both home buyers and sellers in the neighboring towns with their real estate needs. Whether you’re looking to sell your Newton, Watertown, Waltham, West, Belmont, Lincoln or Needham home, I am here to guide you in the process. My clients are my number one priority which is why I’ve made myself available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Feel free to read my other tips on getting your home ready to show buyers.