Five Ways to Add Value To Your Home | Scott Johnson

Five Ways to Add Value To Your Home

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Ready to sell your home this fall? Our friends at Zaarly have five ways to add value to your home to ensure you get what you are asking and to sell fast.

Create Space

From simple fixes to major renovations, buyers like to see more space. Start with decluttering. Take away excess furniture and visible storage. Clear appliances away on kitchen counters; instead of piling toys up, put in a cubby shelf for easier storage. Rent a storage space, and try to cut your belongings drastically.

If your budget allows, you can invest in some more substantial ways to create space. Take out the kitchen island or knock down a non-structural wall to open up your floor plan.

Curb appeal

Potential buyers can make up their mind about your home before they ever step foot inside your home. Make sure your lawn is mowed every week and looks green. Be sure to have your trees and bushes trimmed. Power washing your house, including your deck and front porch, can give your house a brand new look without repainting or re-staining. Install a new mailbox that is bright and inviting.

Make sure the basics are covered

Before making major cosmetic renovations, make sure to cover all the basics. Ensure your plumbing, electrical and structural maintenance are up-to-date. A home that is in tip-top shape will sell for more.


For an estimated average investment of $600 to $900, brokers report that the return in value comes in at up to $2,000. For starters, have your carpets cleaned and your hardwood floors polished. Make sure there are no squeaky floor boards and that any damaged tiles or carpet is replaced.

Update your bathroom

Replace frosted glass with clear glass, clean the grout, remove rust stains, apply fresh caulk or find new door handles and cabinet hardware. Install a new modern faucet. Get a new toilet seat and shower head. Schedule a deep clean to get all of the nooks and crannies completely cleaned out. Lastly, consider giving the bathroom a fresh coat of paint.

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