Below is a a short list of 4 easy ways to add value to your home. When the time comes to sell your home, you will be glad you made these easy updates!
1. Handle Routine Maintenance
Before thinking about a fancy upgrade to the kitchen, address the basics. Insulate the attic, repair plumbing leaks, replace rusty rain gutters, inspect the furnace and the septic system, replace or repair leaky windows, install storm doors, weed the flower beds.
2. Don’t Neglect The Front Door
Don’t underestimate the power of a front door. Studies show that potential home buyers often make up their minds in the first seven seconds of entering a house.
3. Easy Bath Upgrades
It may not always be economical to do a major renovation, but some upgrades are cheap, easy, and relatively fast. Replace frosted glass for clear glass, clean the grout, remove rust stains, apply fresh caulk, update doorknobs and cabinet pulls, replace faucets, and install a low-flush toilet. Even buying a new toilet seat can make a difference.
4. Look Beneath Your Feet
Don’t undervalue the materials you’re standing on. Ninety-four percent of real estate pros recommend spending some money on floors. But it doesn’t have to be a lot of money. For an estimated average investment of $600 to $900, reports show that the return in value can come in at up to $2,000.