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How to Boost Your Home’s Selling Price

Boost your home's selling priceThe best way to boost your home’s selling price on the cheap is to do what needs doing

Whether you are planning to sell now or in the future, it doesn’t hurt to invest in your home to capitalize on its value.  You’ll want to start getting ready now if you are selling your home soon. Selling a home in Greenville’s competitive real estate market can be helped by having a fully functional and attractive home. Here are some of the best practices to boost your home’s selling price.



Painting gives outstanding results with little investment as long as you choose tasteful colors and the work looks like it’s done by a professional. You may want to start with your home’s exterior since it’s one of the first things a potential buyer will see. Painting your home’s exterior and interior will give it a fresh and modern look.


Improve your home’s curb appeal

improving curb appealIt doesn’t cost too much money to improve your home’s front yard.  Improve your landscaping and it will surely impress your potential buyers. The front of your home is one of the first things a buyer will see, a well-manicured yard, flower beds, trimmed bushes and trees can transform your home’s curb appeal into a welcoming sight. It’s a good indication that your home is well maintained. An appealing yard will help sell your home. The investment you put in there will also reap twofold.



Nobody wants to live in a dark space so if you have old-fashioned lights, it’s time to upgrade. Energy efficient lighting can boost a property’s appeal. A few other ways to improve your home’s lighting are opening the windows, not using heavy drapes and curtains, and fixing broken panes.


Kitchen updates

You’ve probably heard that the kitchen is the most important room of the house. Buyers want a fully functional workspace so repair leaky faucet, light fixtures, anything with a knob or handle, and cosmetics things like burnt mark on the counter. Do not overdo, it’s a common mistake for sellers to overdo their kitchen, you want to update not renovate. You’ll spend less but still reap the benefits of a polished well-cared for kitchen.


Beautify the bathroom

bathroom upgradeBeautifying the bathroom is a sure bet for adding value to your home. Bathrooms are another high focus area for potential buyers. You do not have to do a major renovation if you are trying to spend as little as possible before putting your home on the market. Simple upgrades such as replacing frosted glass for clear glass, cleaning the grout, removing rust stains, applying fresh caulk, updating doorknobs and cabinet pulls, replacing faucets, and installing a low-flush toilet can make a difference.


Tackle clutter and clean up your home

Not cleaning and removing the clutter of your home is one of the costly seller mistakes you can make. This home improvement is totally free but will take some considerable time and physical effort on your part.  Vacuum, dust, and wipe down every surface. To get rid of clutter, store personal items like family photos, mail, and knickknacks out of sight. If you’ve got more clutter than you know what to do with, consider a professional help. A heavy, thorough cleaning can work wonders on your home.


Use professional photos

Finally, don’t let all your hard work go unnoticed. NAR survey says 99 percent of buyers are looking at home online plus they’re paying more attention to those pictures than any description. Make sure your listing stand out from your competition by using professional photos.


Get Started

Tackle one task at a time so you won’t be overwhelmed with the list of things you need to do to prepare your home for sale. If needed, enlist the help of professionals.  Start with the task that doesn’t require too much investment if you don’t know where to start. By the end, all of your efforts will be rewarded because you’ve done your best to boost your home’s selling price. You can also seek out the help of a real estate agent before you start preparing your home for sale. A good real estate agent will keep you informed of changes in the marketplace so you’ll know which of these tasks should be prioritized.

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