Every Wednesday for the next 4 weeks, we will be posting some DIY tips towards adding value to your house so you get the most for your money when it comes time to sell.
This week, we will be focusing on 5 tips that are under $100 that you can do to help spruce up your home so it appeals to more buyers.
Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated — and that spells value. When selecting paint colors, keep in mind that neutrals appeal to the greatest number of people, therefore making your home more desirable. On average, a gallon of paint costs around $25, leaving you plenty of money to buy rollers, painter’s tape, drop cloths and brushes.
2. Add Energy Efficiency
It is the age of “Green” and many buyers are looking to cut their future energy costs. Installing new low-flow toilet flushers, switching out all of your light bulbs to smart LEDs, and adding plants to your backyard that don’t need a lot of water will definitely appeal to those buyers looking to stay green. All of these updates can easily be achieved on a budget of under $100.
3. Hire an Inspector
Many buyers will insist on a home inspection, but for less than a $100 you can go ahead and hire one and see what updates need to be made. This will help you fix any future problem ahead of time so that it will not deter any buyers from submitting a contract on your home. It will save you money down the road if you take some time to fix that leaky faucet or patch that ugly crack in the wall.
4. New Linens and Pillows
This sounds like a no-brainer, but pack away your old quilts and tattered pillows. Make a run to your favorite home decor store and stock up on some new pillows and linens. When buyers walk into a house and it feels fresh and clean, you stand a good chance of attracting the right offer.
For just a few dollars spent on cleaning materials, or hire a cleaning crew, spotless floors and dusted ceiling fans will definitely leave a lasting memory for buyers. When potential buyers walk through a property, they do not want to see dust bunnies or roaming dog hair piles. Spend a few minutes everyday wiping down the walls and polishing the hardwood.
Next Wednesday we will focus on DIY updates between $100-$200