It is not always easy to sell a real estate that is low in quality. Buyers are looking to get more value for their money, and thus are not likely to settle for the second best. However, it does not mean that you need to spend thousands of dollars on major renovation to your home. There are many ways to increase the value of your home with minimal out-of-pocket expense.
GET AN UNBIASED OPINION
Have the house evaluated by someone else. Just as a writer will fail to see the glitches in his or her own writing, you as the owner can also miss the details that need improvement. Ask a friend or an independent contractor to list down the parts of the house that should be kept as is, and those that should be removed or changed.
MAKE THE HOUSE LOOK BEAUTIFUL FROM THE OUTSIDE
The garden and the facade of the house are the first that prospective buyers will see. Make sure that the lawn is green. You can also add flower pots to make it look livelier. Keep the windows, gutters, and porch clean.
ADD MORE FEATURES TO YOUR FRONT DOOR
A rug that says “home sweet home” or “welcome” may be placed at the doorway.
Plants on either side of the entrance may also add to the effect. A coat hook by the door can make a guest feel more welcome.
REPLACE BROKEN FURNITURE
You should create an impression to prospective buyers that the house is well maintained. Replace defective lightings, leaking faucets, loose door knobs, etc.
Allow a little sunshine in. Remove opaque drapes, and replace with lighter shades. The house will look more animated if natural light can penetrate through the windows. Dim lighting can create a gloomy ambiance, and turn potential buyers off.
FURNISH YOUR HOME
Make your home as comfortable as possible. Add more furniture if possible. Such an effort can help influence a buyer into thinking that it is where he or she would want to live.
POLISH THE FLOOR
You may need to hire a professional polisher to make the floor look sparkly and germ-free. Prospective buyers may not want to see the rest of the house once they noticed that the floor is grimy.
SEPARATE TOILET AND BATH
If it is not possible to have two bathrooms, there should at least be a separate toilet and bath. Many do not like the idea of having both in the same room.
REUSE DEAD SPACES INSIDE THE HOUSE
It can be better if you can make two bedrooms out of a large room. Other spaces that are left idle may be converted into something functional. There is more value in a home where all parts are working.
OPTIMIZE VACANT AREAS OUTSIDE YOUR HOME
If you still have extra spaces in your lot, you can turn these into anything of use such as a storage area, play area, garage, and shed.
Anyone looking to sell a house should consider all that it will take to increase the value of a property. Prospective buyers will not base their decisions solely on what a real estate agent will tell them. In order to sell a house for the highest price, you should also make changes to make it the best buy. Because you can have biased opinion about the quality of your home, it is advised to get it from someone else. The home should be improved in terms of appearance, comfort, and functionality. When there is less to find in a home, less is also how it will be sold for.