It is no secret that owning a home is an expense. Between mortgage payments and occasional repairs, you’ll certainly spend money in order to care for your home.
Investing in your home will often increase the value of your home over time, making your home worth more money when it comes to putting it up for sale.
Luckily, there are a few simple ways that you can increase your home’s value, without spending a ton of time or money.
Consult an Expert
If you wouldn’t consider yourself a design expert, figuring out where to make improvements can be tricky. HGTV has suggested hiring an interior designer or even a realtor to tour your home and provide some recommendations. They’ll point out areas that could be improved to attract potential buyers, thus increasing your home’s value when it’s put onto the market. Typically, for a small hourly fee, you’ll have expert input on how to increase the value.
Update the Paint
In order to care for your home, you need to recognize when it needs a fresh coat of paint, both on the inside and outside. A fresh coat of paint can truly make all the difference. A good paint job in a modern color, will not only make your home look more expensive, but modernized and “move-in ready.” It will also help to minimize visible wear and tear that might be on your walls.
Focus on Landscaping
If you’re looking for a great way to increase your home’s value, consider improving the landscape. Adding in something as simple as a fire pit, along with some greenery, can help justify your asking price. After all, curb appeal is important. If people pass by your home and aren’t interested based on the outside alone, it will be harder to get potential buyers.
Modernize the Home
If your home has wood paneling or popcorn ceilings that might be considered outdated, replacing them is a must. You can often find advice online on how to do so or consult the experts at your local hardware store. These projects will drastically improve your home’s design, but they are quick and fairly simple.
The key to increasing the value of your home is to maintain it. By doing so, your home’s value is sure to increase. If you feel that you are ready to sell, contact Dan and Jeanne Senecal at Big Sky Brokers.