How to Make More From the Sale of Your Home

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Gearing up to sell your home can be thrilling: but you must make good decisions to ensure that you can get the most out of this sale.  Unfortunately, small mistakes can cost you tens of thousands of dollars and can be a huge financial drain that will erase the investment you put into the home.

These are the top ways to increase the value of your property and ensure you get enough money to make selling worth it!

Minor Updates That Make Large Increases In Value

Some small updates can vastly increase the value of your home. Of course, you should only attempt these to ensure that you can do them well, but they’ll help you sell at prices closer to your goals.  Some of these small updates can be a minor kitchen renovation, which can mean painting or staining the cabinets, updating a couple of the fixtures, and adding thousands to your home’s value.

These minor updates help homes sell faster because it gives buyers one less project to contend with while they’re buying a home.  

Timing It Correctly For The Market

When you’re starting to ask yourself, ‘what is my home worth?’ you may notice that the price changes month by month or year by year.  The main reason for this fluctuation is that the market can vary based on dozens of factors.  

To ensure you’re getting the most for your home and that the value doesn’t drop for reasons outside of your control, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the market. For example, you want to aim to list your home in a sellers’ market when there’s some scarcity to which properties are available, and the prices are raised and more likely to start bidding wars.

Staging Your House To Create A Dream Home

Any house can be someones’ dream home.  The most important things to keep in mind are the perceived changes that make a buyer assume the home is of higher value.  Staging can allow you to make your home appear brand new and look gorgeous without investing in construction or renovation.

The best way to do this is to rent modern furniture to make buyers feel like a home is newer or well maintained.  Well-staged furniture can create a gorgeous space and inspire buyers to picture their lives in the house.

Increase Your Property’s Curb Appeal

The curb appeal of your home will quickly tell buyers what they’ll think they need to know about the house.  This could be doing a full yard overhaul so that your greenery is greener and your flowers are blooming: or it could mean that you repaint your porch and powerwash the exterior of your home.

Whatever you decide to do, your home’s curb appeal is often the least expensive fix to do and can encourage more buyers to come out and see your property than might have otherwise.  Small changes like this can leave buyers dazzled instead of letting them make a list of things they don’t like.