10 Ways to Boost Your Home's Value

 

  1. Create Space - Knock out a non-structural wall, or even remove that kitchen island. Anything that opens the space and creates a sense of flow in the house. Buyer’s want wide open floor plans right now

  2. Landscape - tend to that much needed garden, trees and shrubs

  3. Let the Light in - The number one item on the 2007 HomeGain survey, lighting—everything from a dimmer switch to the increasingly popular sun tubes—noticeably enhances a home's appeal

  4. Take care of routine maintenance - Insulate the attic, repair plumbing leaks, replace rusty rain gutters, replace or repair leaky windows, install storm doors

  5. Go Green - Research published by The Appraisal Journal estimates that energy savings add 20x’s the annual savings to the value of your property

  6. Make an Entrance - People make up their minds in the first seven seconds of entering a house so make sure the front door area looks appealing

  7. New Floors - Update floors or replace tarnished ones

  8. Bath Upgrades - Replace frosted glass for clear glass, clean the grout, remove rust stains, apply fresh caulk, update hardware and replace faucets

  9. Neutral Wall Colors - Beige, Tans and Grey’s are in

  10. Remove the Questions Marks from Your House -"What's that?" factor is the 1950s wallpaper, a broken front step, cracked threshold, green-and-blue vinyl flooring. Fx it or remove it. 

  11. ***Be Patient***