3 Ways to Increase Your Home's Value for Sale

Posted by DeBianchi Real Estate on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 10:30am.




Thinking of selling your home? Here are three ways you can bump up your home's value for sale, so you can maximize on your profit. There are tons andirons of ways to accomplish this goal. 

Landscaping 

If you have a single-family home, a great way to increase the value is to dress it up with some great landscaping. If you already have a lot of plants and trees on the property, you might want to consider cutting back or even removing some of the plants, especially if they are overwhelming. It's hard for buyers to imagine living in a jungle, so if you can clean it up, that's a huge selling point. When you add plants, think about what would look nicest and where. Strategically place a pop of color by the front door or the entryway to make a big impact as the buyers approach your place for the first time. 

Let the Sunshine In

Unless you are Batman or someone who equally enjoys dark spaces and mysterious shadows, think about some ways you can lighten up your space. Maybe that means painting some walls a lighter more neutral color. Maybe remove furniture that is blocking a window. Think about some accent lamps or fixtures, or adding a light kit to a fan to add burst of light to an entire room. Particularly in the bathrooms and kitchens, people want to have a light and airy feeling. As a bonus, this helps to enlarge a space - which leads to my final suggestion. 

Open it Up 

Just like light, buyers absolutely love the feeling having lots of space in their new or prospective home. You can accomplish this a few different ways. First off, remove clutter and unnecessary furniture, decorations, and other stuff before showings begin. Other ideas, much like above - include more light and lighter, brighter paint colors. If you really want to physically open up a space, think about removing walls or permanent fixtures that are closing off a room. Outdated  drop ceilings, especially in bathrooms and kitchens are an easy thing to eliminate, as well as low-hanging cabinets. Knocking out all or part of a wall can get a little tricker. Be careful to remove something that is structurally significant and consult with a contractor first. 

Once you've made these changes, your home will be prettier, lighter, brighter and will even feel bigger. 

If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in South Florida, please contact us at 954-651-5768 or send us a message here.

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