Tips To Increase Your Home’s Resale Value
Part of being a homeowner is constantly keeping in mind that one day you are probably going to want to sell your home, and you are most definitely going to want to get more money than you paid for it. You will want to spend time thinking about what can be done in order to create more value for the people who will one day be buying your home from you, and one of those things involves decluttering when it comes time to sell. Below are some additional tips to help you increase your home’s resale value.
Get the benefits of a home staging for free
It is well recognized by real estate agents that having your home professionally staged before an open house is a great way to get your home sold fast, and for above what you paid for it. Home stagers are good at what they do, and they do not come cheap. But by simply decluttering and making careful choices about what you want to have in your home when people come through to see it, you can get some of the benefits of a home stager for free.
Leave only what is essential
Many people buying a home are looking to upgrade the amount of space they are trying to move out of. If they are looking at your home and it appears cluttered with stuff, even if they are getting more square footage on paper, it might make them feel that they are getting something smaller. More available space, even if the actual square footage difference is not enormous, can translate into added value.
Don’t get personal
One of the many things that a good real estate agent will recommend to you when selling your home is to make it look like you don’t live there. It’s understandable that this feels a little strange, given that you and your family have spent so many years in the home creating memories, but other people can be turned off by seeing pictures of you and your family everywhere. They want to be able to imagine themselves in the space and that is hard to do if there are constant reminders everywhere that it is not actually yours. It is a good idea to get those personal touches out of sight during the selling stage, possibly into a self storage unit.
Clean out your closets
While stuffing everything into a closet seemed like a good idea for an easy way to clean your room when you were young, most people looking at your home are going to be opening the closets to see how much space they are going to have for their own things. Even if it’s a big closet, clutter will make it seem small to a prospective buyer. Keep your closet about 2/3 full so that people can really visualize the space. More closet space is more value to a new homebuyer.
Getting the most value for your home is a must, and employing any and every strategy within your means to do that is paramount. Keep in mind the above decluttering and storage tips and maximize the return on investment when you sell your home.