If you’re getting ready to sell your home, you’ll want to know that you’re getting the best price for it. This means focusing on increasing the value of your home without putting too much effort or money into the process! Here are some tips to help you out with just that.

How to increase the value of your home

Here are some ideas, short and long term, that you can work on to help increase the value of your home.

Short term improvements

If time is your main factor, you’ll find some comfort in knowing that you can do some last-minute home improvements that won’t cost an arm and a leg, either. It’s nice to know that a few last-minute choices can improve your curb appeal and your home’s overall value!

Add a fresh coat of paint

Paint is one of the best things that you can use for a cost-effective improvement for your home. You can apply this to interior paint but also to anything exterior too, such as faded garage doors and more.

Clean up the lawn and yard

From weeding to pruning, tiny little details are going to make for a wonderful increase in the overall aesthetic benefits of your yard and property.  Remember, folks’ first impression is the outside of the home, so make that one a good one.

Switch out fixtures

From light switches to cabinet pulls, all of these little things can make a big difference. If you pick modern fixtures and use them to switch out outdated ones, it will have a better impact and likelihood to grab your potential buyer’s attention.

Long term improvementsimprove the value of your home, short and long term goals

If you have the option of looking ahead to want to sell your home, you’ll want to consider some worthwhile long-term improvements that can offer you a great return when the time comes to make that deal.

Plant a tree

From one tree to a series of landscaping options, you’ll find that adding some greenery in tasteful locations to your property is going to help really improve your overall curb appeal.

Redo your roof and siding

Siding and roof replacements aren’t cheap, to be sure, but they’re great selling perks to those who are looking for all of the “hard stuff” to be done when buying a home. Plus, it shows that you care about your home and want to do what you can to protect its value and quality.

If you need help with what may need work on your home over the long term, maybe consider a home inspection on your home to see what fixes might be the best bang for your buck.

How do I decide which improvements are best?

The bottom line is that what’s right for one person is not right for another. When you’re searching for a way to help improve your overall curb value, focus on your specific situation.

First, get in touch with a local real estate agent and get a feel for what they recommend. Since they are local to your area, they’ll know what will improve your overall home value specific to your area, but also what your property should focus on for the best return for your investment!

The other benefit of contacting a real estate agent is that they can help you understand the advantages of short-term and long-term improvements as well as staging your home that you can put to use. If you have enough time for long-term improvements, they are going to be great for your best value for money.

The most important consideration for what improvements are best is going to be your budget. A quality real estate agent is going to help you put that to the best use for your property’s value.

Should you have any questions, about buying or selling, staging your home, home improvements and more, feel free to contact Gulf Coast Star Realty at (979) 244-5353 with any questions you may have.